Deer Jump Reservation

photo - Deer Jump Reservation
River Road
Andover, MA 01810

High bluffs stretch along the Merrimack River, offering beautiful views to visitors. Hemlock groves, a stand of silver birches, maple, ash, beech, white pines and American elm trees traverse through the reservation lands. Oceans of wildflowers grow throughout Deer Jump, including Jack-in-the-pulpit, lady slippers, wild oats, trout lilies, and hollow-stemmed horsetails, which early settlers used to scour dishes. Deer, red fox and wild turkeys are often spotted in the reservation.Penacook Indians hunted and fished along the Merrimack River, and evidence of both a Penacook village on Pine Island and burial ground on the riverbanks have been found at the site.

Hours: 

Open year round, sunrise-sunset.

Driving Directions: 

Take Interstate 93 to exit 45, River Road. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto River Road. Continue straight to stay on River Road. Turn right at Furnari Farm Lane

Site Notes & Advisories: 

Nice spot for Hiking, walking and crosscountry skiing.

Flags: 

  • Self guided

Categories: 

  • Winter Sports
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks
  • Scenic Vistas

Property Owner/Organization: 

Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS)
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead