Friends of the Land Trust Work Day

Development of the new Collins Road Trailhead is well underway. There was plenty of snow when volunteers cleared brush on March 19. An arborist came in next to remove some tricky trees and chip the brush. Now the trailhead parking contractor has worked his magic. A brush hog contractor will clear the overgrown areas linking to the existing woods trails on August 4.

So, now we need a second volunteer work party. Projects include laying and blazing the trail link, applying wood chips, clearing the beautiful wolf white oak of vines for a picnic area and rebuilding the stone wall. Most of this work will be in the shade.

Volunteers, please come to the new trailhead on Collins Road Saturday, August 8, 10 AM - 1 PM. Rain day is Sunday, August 9, 10 AM - 1 PM. Please bring appropriate tools, wheelbarrows, gear! Hope to you there even if for a short while!

New Trail Maps

Harvey Buford, chair of the Hopkinton Conservation Commision, has developed some beautiful trail maps for many of our properties. See the Hopkinton Outdoors page for more information and to download the maps.

The mission of the Hopkinton Land Trust is to protect the Town of Hopkinton’s rural character and natural heritage. This is accomplished by preserving land as open space through acquisition and conservation easement while maintaining, where possible, public access to these natural resources.

The Trust will: preserve open space, protect wetlands, ground and surface water, farmland, unusual and exemplary natural habitats, historical or cultural places of significance as well as scenic views through a program of sustained acquisition and stewardship. The Trust will provide public access for recreation and appreciation, and opportunities for research and natural resources education, where possible, on Land Trust properties.