Creature Catch

Friday, Sept. 6, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Frye Pond Beach in the campground at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- Fish, frogs, snakes, and salamanders, let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds! Nets and buckets are provided. This activity can be wet and muddy.Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for all ages.

 

Harold Parker Annual Fishing Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

18 Middleton Road, North Andover. Come on over to the Harold Parker State Forest for a fun filled day of fishing on beautiful Sudden Pond. No experience is necessary as experts from MassWildlife will be on hand to help you catch the big one! All fishing equipment is provided, parking is free, and no license required.

An adult must accompany children. For more information, call Alex at (978) 475-7972 or visit the MA DCR website. It is recommended that you bring water, insect repellent and sunscreen.

All ages are welcome and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover- Learn about the local bird population from our park interpreter while enjoying some amateur bird watching. Bring binoculars if you have them.. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Soapstone Quarry Hike

Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- For ages 6 and up A moderate guided hike to the remnants of the Jenkins family blue soapstone quarry. A great way to learn about the park’s history and resources while getting some exercise.

 

We Walk the Woods

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Park Headquarters-Join the Park Interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a moderate paced walk through the forest while enjoying nature at its finest. Each week we hike to a different part of the forest for a series of 12 hikes. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Park Headquarters located at 305 Middleton Road N. Andover. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Creature Catch

Friday, Sept. 13, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Frye Pond Beach in the campground at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- Fish, frogs, snakes, and salamanders, let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds! Nets and buckets are provided. This activity can be wet and muddy.Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for all ages.

 

Gone Fishin’

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Frye Pond Beach at 133 Jenkins Road - Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. Learn the different species of fish that live here and gain a new skill! Rods and bait are provided, or bring your own.

All ages are welcome and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:30-10:30am

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Rd, Andover- Learn about the local bird population from our park interpreter while enjoying some amateur bird watching. Bring binoculars if you have them.. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Soapstone Quarry Hike

Sunday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- For ages 6 and up A moderate guided hike to the remnants of the Jenkins family blue soapstone quarry. A great way to learn about the park’s history and resources while getting some exercise.

 

We Walk the Woods

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Park Headquarters-Join the Park Interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a moderate paced walk through the forest while enjoying nature at its finest. Each week we hike to a different part of the forest for a series of 12 hikes. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Park Headquarters located at 305 Middleton Road N. Andover. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Gone Fishin’

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Frye Pond Beach at 133 Jenkins Road- Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. Learn the different species of fish that live here and gain a new skill! Rods and bait are provided, or bring your own.

All ages are welcome and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover- Learn about the local bird population from our park interpreter while enjoying some amateur bird watching. Bring binoculars if you have them.. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Soapstone Quarry Hike

Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- For ages 6 and up A moderate guided hike to the remnants of the Jenkins family blue soapstone quarry. A great way to learn about the park’s history and resources while getting some exercise.

 

We Walk the Woods

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet at Park Headquarters-Join the Park Interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a moderate paced walk through the forest while enjoying nature at its finest. Each week we hike to a different part of the forest for a series of 12 hikes. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Park Headquarters located at 305 Middleton Road, N. Andover. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Creature Catch

Friday, Sept. 27, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Frye Pond Beach in the campground at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- Fish, frogs, snakes, and salamanders, let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds! Nets and buckets are provided. This activity can be wet and muddy.Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for all ages.

 

Gone Fishin’

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at Frye Pond Beach at 133 Jenkins Rd- Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. Learn the different species of fish that live here and gain a new skill! Rods and bait are provided, or bring your own.

All ages are welcome and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover- Learn about the local bird population from our park interpreter while enjoying some amateur bird watching. Bring binoculars if you have them.. Appropriate for children 6 and up.

 

Soapstone Quarry Hike

Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet at Campground Nature Center at 133 Jenkins Road, Andover.- For ages 6 and up A moderate guided hike to the remnants of the Jenkins family blue soapstone quarry. A great way to learn about the park’s history and resources while getting some exercise.

 

 

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