Winter Fun

Winter in the woods can be a most enjoyable experience. On a sunny day with little wind, it’s amazing how comfortable you can be, no matter what the temperature. The woods are eerily quiet, where the loudest sound will be your footsteps, your breathing, and an occasional running stream. It doesn’t take fancy equipment to get out on the trails: if packed from hikers, any old boots work. If it’s a fresh snow, it’s nice to have gaiters to keep the snow out of your boots. If it’s a deep snow, you will need snowshoes, but decent snowshoes that work on the relatively flat trails in Hopkinton can be bought for less than a good pair of shoes. Best of all, winter walking is a great workout!

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

December 2019

December 17, 2019

• Word from the New President   • Birds of Prey Lecture   • Tax Perks of Donating Land   • Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area   • Berry Season?  

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Mary Pratt, 1928-2019

December 13, 2019

Mary Pratt, one of the founders of HALT and director for many years, passed away on Dec. 2. The following article about her life and accomplishments was published in the

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Welcome Mountain Bikers

October 29, 2019

HALT has just opened up all of its trails to bicycling! Recognizing that mountain bikers are very responsible trail users, considerate of hikers, runners, dog walkers and equestrians, the Trust

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Change of Leadership at Hopkinton Area Land Trust

September 25, 2019

After 24 years serving as President and Board Chairman, Dave Goldman has stepped down from the Trust’s leadership and has recently relocated out of state. The Trust community extends a

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HALT in Hopkinton Independent

September 24, 2019

Read this nice article on HALT published in the September 18 issue of the Hopkinton Independent.

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New Trail at Brook Hollow

September 23, 2019

Eagle Scout candidate Nick DePatie has just completed clearing a new loop trail at Brook Hollow, one of HALT’s oldest properties, that passes through the remote northeast section of the

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