Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 21, 2013

On solid footing at Mary French Reservation


The Andover Townsman

---- — Bob Decelle and Steve Cooper, volunteers with Andover Trails Committee and Andover Conservation, have been busy working since April to rebuild 350 feet of the 1,000-foot boardwalk at Mary French Reservation.

The Andover Trails Committee donated the majority of the $6,000 cost for materials needed to replace the boardwalk’s old, narrow planks that had rotted.

This fall, a new 30-inch-wide walkway elevated above the swamp was successfully completed.

The boardwalk at Mary French Reservation is part of the 200-mile Bay Circuit Trail. It can be accessed from Korinthian Drive off Gray Road or from Salem Street opposite the Skug River Trail.