• Lorraine Campground (map)
  • 133 Jenkins Road
  • Andover, MA, 01810
  • United States

All programs are free and open to the public. Bring water, wear sunscreen/bug spray, dress in layers, and wear good footwear.  An adult must accompany children.  Rain cancels. For more information call 978-475-7972.  Harold Parker State Forest campground is located at 133 Jenkins Rd., Andover, MA.

Gone Fishin’

Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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! Wear appropriate clothing to get wet or messy. For ages 6 and up.

 

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, May  13, 9:30-10:30am

Meet at Campground Nature Center- 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 over 6 years old

 

We Walk the Woods

Wednesday, May 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet at Park Headquarters-Join the Park Interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a slow 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 over 6 years old.

 

Creature Catch!

Friday, May 18, 2:30pm –3:30pm

Meet at Frye Pond Beach- 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, May 19, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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! Wear appropriate clothing to get wet or messy. For ages 6 and up

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, May  20, 9:30-10:30am

Meet at Campground Nature Center- 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 over 6 years old

 

We Walk the Woods

Wednesday, May 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet at Park Headquarters-Join the Park Interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a slow 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 over 6 years old.

 

Creature Catch!

Friday, May 25, 2:30pm –3:30pm

Meet at Frye Pond Beach- 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, May 26, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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! Wear appropriate clothing to get wet or messy. For ages 6 and up

 

Birding For Beginners

Sunday, May  27, 9:30-10:30am

Meet at Campground Nature Center- 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 over 6 years old

 

We Walk the Woods

Wednesday, May 30, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet at Park Headquarters-Join the Park Interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a slow 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 over 6 years old