Weir Hill Reservation - Snowshoeing

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For a quick family-friendly jaunt with a scenic view, Weir Hill Reservation is the perfect spot for a winter snowshoeing trek.

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Gretchen Stern

Distance

1.0 miles

This loop is about a mile, but there are four miles of trails to explore, so add distance as desired.

Destination Distance From Downtown

22.5 miles

Difficulty

2 of 5 diamonds

Fairly easy terrain, with a slight elevation gain on the hill.

Time To Complete

1 hours

If you're moving at a family-friendly pace, expect at least one hour. With no kids in tow, it will be a much quicker loop, with options for adding length to the hike.

Seasonality

Winter

Weir Hill Reservation is a great spot to visit year round!

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Land Website

Weir Hill

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Intro

Weir (“Wire”) Hill rises above Lake Cochichewick and promises views of Mount Wachusett and Mount Monadnock on a clear day. With four miles of trails ranging from easy to moderate, visitors can tailor their snowshoe trek to suit their needs. Climb the spine of the hill for for a broad panorama or skirt the shore of the beautiful two mile long lake.

What Makes It Great

When you are itching to get out on the trails and enjoy fresh snow, Weir Hill Reservation is an inviting escape. The Reservation is easy to access, and the variety of trail lengths give visitors flexibility in the length and difficulty of the trek. Pop by for a quiet morning jaunt or a quick post-work snowshoe. Take the kids out for a snowshoe adventure and let them explore the landscape. 

From the parking area, take the 3/4 mile Edgewood Farm Trail to reach Lake Cochichewick. From there, meander along the shoreline for gorgeous views of the lake. Be cautious in the winter, as these trails get icy. 

Alternately, for a loop with sweeping views and a moderate hill to get your heart pumping, take Stevens Trail up the spine of Weir Hill and keep your eyes open for a westward panorama of Mount Wachusett and Mount Monadnock. 

At the crest of the hill, circle back around to the Weir Hill Trail towards the parking area or continue onward for a longer workout and a visit to the lake. 

Though a fantastic spot for playing in the powder, Weir Hill is open year round and  promises hiking, running, and mountain biking for all seasons of outdoor enthusiasts. Take a dip in the summer or pack a family picnic on a breezy fall day. 

Who is Going to Love It

Lovers of mountains who don't have time to drive hours to reach them. Adventurers looking for a quick trek to shake off the stress of the work day. Experts seeking a lax escape. Families yearning for a scenic way to spend a weekend day. Novices and experts alike can enjoy a moment of calm and beauty here. 

With easy access and a variety of trail lengths and difficulties, anyone can cater their trip to meet the needs of themselves and those in their party. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Weir Hill Reservation is managed by the Trustees of Reservation. Admission is free, and it's open year round, daily - sunrise to sunset. 

Visit their website to download a trail map. 

The parking area is located off Stevens Street. Once you turn onto Stevens, continue for 0.8 mi. to the entrance. Roadside parking is to the right. 

Location

Weir Hill - Snowshoeing

137 Andover Street
North Andover , MA, 01845
42.681219, -71.117927

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