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 … Read more

HALT Scholarship Awarded

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 … Read more

Peloquin Woods Cellar Hole Restoration

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 … Read more

HALT Annual Meeting

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 … Read more

Fruit Street Expansion

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 … Read more

New Cameron Woods Signage

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, … Read more

New Bridges at Brook Hollow

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, … Read more

New Bridges on Greenwood Trail

A record 12 volunteers built four boardwalk sections and set stepping stones to span a 60-foot wet area of the Greenwood Trail at the Sands Conservation area. These are in … Read more

HALT Proposes Zoning Bylaw Changes

The town’s Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development (OSLPD) bylaw allows more compact clustering of homes in a development in return for preserving at least half the land to open … Read more

Peppercorn Hill Expansion

Help Save the Trails at Upton’s Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area! The Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area is an integral part of the trail network that extends from HALT’s Deneen Conservation Area … Read more

New Trails at Saddle Hill

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, … Read more