Cameron Woods

Also known as Sylvan Way, Whisper Way


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Map Legend

Green Trail
Red Trail
Phipps Woods Trail
Whitehall State Park Loop Trail
Yellow Trail
Cameron Woods
Phipps Woods
Whitehall State Park Boundary
Hopkinton Town Forest
Cameron Woods Parking and Whisper Way Trailhead
Sylvan Way and Phipps Woods Trailheads
Whitehall Trail Access and Parking


The trails are accessible from either Whisper Way or Sylvan Way, both of which have signs. At the end of Whisper Way there is parking for several cars on the right, near the trail entrance. The Sylvan Way entrance is on the right just after the corner with Winter Street.

The Whisper Way lot is generally plowed in winter.


Cameron Woods with the adjacent Hopkinton Town Forest is one of the largest contiguous conservation areas in Hopkinton, containing over 250 acres of wooded land. The area has over four miles of trails that meander past old growth trees, streams, and rock outcroppings. In winter and early spring you can find some beautiful frozen cascades coming off the rocks, and it is a great place for snowshoeing and advanced cross country skiing.

Connection to the loop trial in neighboring Whitehall State Park is possible by crossing Winter Street from either the Yellow Trail or Phipps Woods trailheads. These connections, though unmarked, have small parking areas in front of them and are quite obvious, but you will have to walk ⅛ mile either north or south down the street from the trailheads to get to them. See the map above.

Be aware that hunting is allowed on this property, as well as the adjacent Town Forest. So it is wise to wear orange during hunting season, especially if venturing off trail. Hunting is not permitted on Sundays. The property entrances signs at Whisper Way and Sylvan Way prohibit hunting for the first few hundred feet, until the Cameron Woods sign that allows it.

Size: 126 acres; 250 acres including adjacent town land

Acquired: 2014-2016

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The town purchased the largest piece, the Cameron Woods portion from Ken Cameron and in 2015 granted a Conservation Restriction to HALT. The town granted a CR for the Whisper Way section in 2014, and on the Sylvan Way portion in 2016. See also the page on Phipps Woods.

The Trust maintains the trails and has built the most recent bridges.


Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking/Walking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Woods Trail

Geocaches on this property

Whisper Way: GC5WXJ9