Fall Colors

Fall is here and the nights are getting longer and cold: each day is 3 minutes shorter than the last. But this is a great time to get out on the trails! Mosquitoes are almost nonexistent and the trails are unusually dry. While most people think of fall foliage this time of year, we’re not done with wildflowers. Look at the banner above: asters and goldenrods of all types are still out, and some flowers, like lady’s thumb and cardinal flower, can still be found. For an easy, peaceful October woods walk where you might see some of these, try the Karl Mighton Trail off North Mill Street in east Hopkinton. The Rockwood Meadows Trail on School Street near the Upton line in west Hopkinton takes you by a pretty field that sports wildflowers common to meadows, on your way to Peppercorn Hill.

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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