Essex County High Point Trip Report
Holt Hill (420 ft)
Date: September 26, 2000
Author: Mike Schwartz
Take exit 42A off I-95 onto MA 114 south. MA 125 joins 114 at about 1 mile, and should be followed
south when it bears right at 1.6 miles. Turn left off 125 onto Prospect Road at 3.4 miles, and park at 3.8
miles, at the start of a marked "fire lane."
Hike up either the road or the marked trail to the summit. There are tanks and a fenced-in fire
tower on top, plus a nice array of planted "solstice stones." The hill was socked in this rainy day, but it
appeared that the view would be excellent on a clear day.
Note: Holt Hill in Andover is on the Ward Reservation. It is land owned by The
Trustees of Reservations and as such has limited access.