Winter Fun

October 30 brought an unusual 6″ snowfall to Hopkinton, providing an opportunity for a wonderful walk in the woods on the following sunny day. With snow cover and little wind, the woods are eerily quiet, where the loudest sound are 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

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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