For my next post, I am writing about another pond in Andover. This pond is not as well known as the larger ponds in Andover such as Haggetts Pond and Pomp’s Pond.
Photo of the WeekJuly 25th, 2012 by Janak Shah
Foster’s Pond, as pictured, was named after Andrew Foster, who was one of the first men to arrive in Andover in 1659. Foster died in Andover in 1685, at the age of 106. Foster was given land grants including South Andover, or the area where Foster’s Pond is located. Upon his death, Foster granted his land to his wife Ann, who was later condemned as a witch and died in prison.
Today, Foster’s Pond stretches over 120 acres, and is surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. Foster’s Pond is at the southern border of Andover, located off of Rattlesnake Hill Road. The area around the pond is surrounded byseveral houses, and is a peaceful area. Foster’s Pond has become a summer spot for activities include canoeing, kayaking, motorboating, swimming, and fishing. Foster’s Pond may be out of the way, but is a great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.