Harold Parker Family Canoeing, Hiking, and Primitive Camping Overnight, Stearns Pond, Andover, MA

Date and Time

Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00AM - Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:00PM


Sterns Pond, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity.


Join us for a night out with a fire and Smores and family friendly canoe experience coupled with hikes thru Harold Parker State Forest and adjacent Trails. We will relish the night out experience sleeping next to a pond in a tent with the sleeping bag and pad for bedding. The presence of other families......and of course canoeing and walks will give everyone a short but fun filled outdoors overnight. Canoes, life jackets and instruction is included. Camping is primitive (no running water or flush toilets not to speak of showers). Cost/person: Adults $25; Kids: $20. To register click the Register Here button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: Questions contact Brian Witkov,, 978-807-4901.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $25 member / $25 non-member
Youth: $20 member / $20 non-member
Child: $20 member / $20 non-member
*Campsite, canoes, life vests, paddles, dinner Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. Tents and other equpiment also available at no charge for families who need it. You bring/provide your own lunch.

Past participants say...

"Amazing experience! Beautiful, well maintained, and tranquil state park." "I'd definitely recommend visiting. Great for kids and families or even alone!" "Wonderful state forest. I can't believe I'd never been here before".

Related Link(s):

Register Here
Harold Parker State Forest
Harold Parker State Forest Trail Map

Click map for driving directions
on Harold Parker road in Middleton nest to Stearns Pond.


Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By




Nearby AMC Destination

AMC Boston Office






(best time to call: after 7 pm)

Brian is a seasoned hiker and backpacker. His interests are fitness and nature, with a strong fondness for urban parks and anything involving the Olmsteads..thats right was a family business. Brian enjoys leading urban walking trips as well as 4 season trips for families in Boston and new Hampshire. Both backpacks as well as hikes are interesting and fun for children and their families. Within the last year, he has been involved with shelter, hut and all season experiences in the whites.