Above is an old diving board located at Serios Grove, conservation land owned by the town of Andover. This spot contains several white pine and red oak trees, along with several other species as well. The land has been disturbed by previous owners for the removal of gravel which was underneath the property. The pine groves provide a nice camping spot, and the pine needles provide a comfortable surface to lay upon.
This land was acquired as recently as 2001 at an Andover Town Meeting. In 2007, the Conservation Commission developed it into a picnic area. The area is located along Lowell Junction Road. The property is known as Serios Grove because it was previously the homestead of the Serio family in 1932. Frank Serio ran a kayak and canoe business from the back of his home. The family name disappeared in 1968, but Frank Serio Jr. was found living out of town and gave information about the family. Frank Serio Sr. was significant because he was one of the town’s earliest environmentalists. His efforts decreased pollution in the town. Serios Grove is a great place to visit if you are interested in nature, or want to camp or have a picnic.