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Unless otherwise noted, all Trails Club events are free and open to the public, and leashed dogs are welcome. And in case you're wondering (or worried), the pace of our walks is relaxed (like everything else about the Club). We go out to explore and enjoy the trails, and aren't trying to set speed records for completing the routes. We stop from time to time to point out interesting things, or to let folks catch up, or catch our breath, and we make sure no one falls behind. There's more information about our walks on the FAQ page.

Walks & Gatherings
  • Saturday, April 1, 9AMMonthly trail workday. Annual Center Trail drainage ditch cleanup.

  • Saturday, April 8, 8:30AM-noon: Hopkinton Yellow Bag Day. Spring cleaning for the roads of Hopkinton, tidying up the Town before the world arrives for the Boston Marathon. Meet at the Town Common at 8:30 to pick up a yellow trash bag, then head out to pick up trash. The DPW will remove the bags from the roadsides the following Monday.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 6:30PM: Monthly meeting

  • Saturday, April 22, 10AM: River Trail walk, MA Div. of Fisheries & Wildlife Sudbury River Access property. This walk follows a trail along the banks of the Sudbury River. Meet at the parking area on Aikens Road (off Route 85, past the State park entrance, just before the Sudbury River bridge). Look for parked cars and the Trails Club banner.

  • Wednesday, April 26, 4-6PM (Drop In): Trail Explorers Event at Hopkinton Public Library. Sponsored by the Trails Coordination & Management Committee. For parents and kids up to age 12 to find out about all the fun kids can have on Hopkinton’s trails. There will be activities and prizes, plus information about geocaching, mountain biking, trail running, building stuff in the woods, and more. Talk with groups including the Trails Club, Hopkinton Area Land Trust, Upper Charles Trails Committee, Parks and Rec, New England Mountain Biking Association, YMCA, Wildwood Learning Center, Mass. Audubon, and the sponsoring organization, the Hopkinton Trail Coordination and Management Committee.

  • Saturday, May 6
    • 9AM: Monthly trail workday. Invasives removal at the Hughes Farm property. Details to follow.
    • Time TBA: Hop101 at Hopkinton High School. The Trails Club will be at this Town-sponsored event, which promotes resources and organizations available to residents.

  • Sunday, May 21, 1PM: Whistling Cave walk, Upton State Forest. Meet at the parking pulloffs on Pond Street at the southern end of Lake Whitehall. More details to follow.
Hopkinton town trail committee meetings
  • Wednesday, March 15, 6:30PM: Upper Charles Trail Committee
  • Wednesday, March 29, 7:30PM: Trails Coordination & Management Committee
  • Wednesday, April 19, 6:30PM: Upper Charles Trail Committee
Visit the Hopkinton town website and scroll down to the Events Calendar for meeting locations. Click the "more details" link for the remote link and agenda (may not be available until close to the meeting date). Upper Charles Trail Committee meetings are broadcast on HCAM TV and HCAM's YouTube channel.

  • Wednesday, April 5, 7PM: Friends of Whitehall Annual Meeting at The Sanctuary at Woodville (249 Wood St.). The guest speaker will be Richard Trubiano from DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation). The public is welcome to attend.
  • Saturday, April 22, 9-noon: Friends of Whitehall annual spring lake cleanup. Meet at the Whitehall state boat ramp (Wood St./Route 135). Gloves, bug spray, bags, etc. will be provided. Coffee and doughnuts will also be provided.
Other local organizations have interesting trail-related activities. Contact the hosting organization with any questions.