Dry River Bed

“But it’s dry heat”

It has been unusually hot the first half of August, and unusually dry all summer, but unfortunately our heat hasn’t been dry. Humidity has been plenty, often with a heat index near 100°. But it’s a great time to hike! Dry woods and trails mean the bugs are down and mud is nonexistent. If you’re adventurous, you can bushwhack into the backcountry and get close to flora and fauna of wetlands that are normally impassable. Rocky stream beds are visible, and you can walk right across them with impunity. Your yard may not be happy, but the woods live on.

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

New Trails at Saddle Hill

July 25, 2020

Over the summer HALT and its volunteers built over 2 miles of new trails in the Sands and Eagle Farms properties in the Saddle Hill/Highland Park area. The main trail,

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Trails Updated

May 30, 2020

HALT board members and volunteers completed some major upgrades on the trails at Peloquin Woods and Brook Hollow. On the Marjorie Peloquin Memorial Trail, a new 60-foot boardwalk makes it

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“Walk the Trails” Ad

April 10, 2020

Read our ad that appeared in the Hopkinton Independent this week.

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Peloquin Woods Maiden Walk

March 21, 2020

The Marjorie Peloquin Memorial Trail became official on March 16 when the trailhead sign was installed. A few days later, in conjunction with the Hopkinton Trails Club, about 15 people

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New Trails and Bridges

February 28, 2020

Two Eagle Scout candidates have recently completed some significant projects on HALT trails. Casey Pratt built two long bridges spanning wet areas at Cameron Woods, and Nick DePatie built a

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Great Horned Owl

Bird of Prey Presentation

January 25, 2020

The Bird of Prey presentation, sponsored jointly by HALT and the Hopkinton Public Library, was a great success.  Kathleen Regan, Teacher Naturalist from Mass Audubon, spoke to a capacity crowd

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