The township is immediately southwest of Andover North Surplus, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail.
The Trail tracks the northwest corner of the township near the northeast slope of Little Bald Pate Mountain.
In 1945, (the green dots on the map) about halfway through the township, it followed Frye Brook, which begins at Surplus Mountain and empties into the West Branch of the Ellis River at the town of Andover line.
However, now it continues northwest from Little Baldpate Mountain to the township’s northwest corner, then turns right at Surplus Mountain for about one mile. Thereafter, it resumes its northwesterly course into Andover North Surplus, through to Dunn Falls and the East B Hill Road. (Map update will appear soon.)
The Frye Notch Lean To is actually just over the line in Grafton Township, but is presented here since it is accessed from the Andover West Surplus section of the Trail.
Black Mountain, Little Bald Pate, and Lightning Ledge are the major elevations in the township.
Source of topographic map: University of New Hampshire Dimond Library, Documents Department & Data Center, Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York, from http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/OldSpeckMountain.htm, accessed 1/6/2008.