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North Andover, MA
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The old road at the Stevens Estate
Route: Unknown trail, bushwhack, (Osgood Hill), unknown trail, bushwhack, unknown trail
For the second brief jog of the day, I headed just up the road from Weir Hill to the Stevens Estate. Starting on an old road, I jogged along some maple trees and soon found myself at a paved road. Backtracking to a faint old trail I saw uphill, I headed up a small rock stairway, but was unable to find a distinct footbed. Instead, I bushwhacked over a subpeak and then up to the summit of Osgood Hill, where I picked up an unmarked trail. Following that a bit south, I was soon at the top of an open field with excellent views of Lake Cochichewick.
Backtracking to the summit, I didn't see an obvious extension of the faint trail (which petered out near an air beacon). With not much time to look around, I instead bushwhacked back to the flat trail, then back to the parking lot.
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The start of old road at the Stevens Estate
Looking southeast at Lake Cochichewick from the field near the summit of Osgood Hill
Directions to trailhead: From Exit 43-44 of I-495, take Sutton Street east, then take a right onto 125-133 south. Shortly thereafter, take a left onto Osgood Road. The Stevens Estate entrance will be on the left shortly thereafter, with parking near the buildings. A trail departs from the rear building.
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