Dry River Bed

Droughtful Activities

Most of Massachusetts is in drought. That’s bad and there’s nothing we can do about it, other than try to conserve what water there is. However, you can take advantage of the drought! Most of our trails are unusually dry and walkable and make great, easy-going outings. There are fewer mosquitoes and biting bugs, and even ticks seem to be hiding. If you’ve been staying away from the woods for fear of bugs, a mid-day walk is a great way to experience the outdoors and beauty of Hopkinton’s wild places.

 

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

HALT Scholarship Awarded

June 16, 2022

Congratulations to Olivia Sward, 2022 recipient of HALT’s $1000 scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Hopkinton High School student intending to major in ecology, natural resources/wildlife management, water

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Peloquin Woods Cellar Hole Restoration

June 4, 2022

At the entrance to Peloquin Woods, there is a unusually extensive complex of stone walls and cellar holes. Few knew it because it was collapsing and so overgrown that it

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HALT Annual Meeting

October 14, 2021

HALT held its 2021 annual meeting of members in the Masonic Lodge in Hopkinton and virtually through Zoom. You can view a video of the presentation or download the slides

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Fruit Street Expansion

September 24, 2021

Throughout the summer, HALT volunteers significantly expanded and improved the trail network at the Fruit Street Conservation Area, with several new bridges. A new map was produced that includes the

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New Cameron Woods Signage

June 24, 2021

The 250-acre Cameron Woods area, which includes the adjacent Phipps Woods and Hopkinton Town Forest, has a reputation as a place to get lost, with its numerous trail intersections.  Now,

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New Bridges at Brook Hollow

May 10, 2021

HALT board members and steward Paul Kelley built four new bridges and boardwalks at Brook Hollow, spanning several areas that are often wet and muddy. Also some of the rocky,

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