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
interesting things, or to let folks catch up, or catch our breath, and
we make sure no one falls behind.
COVID-19 requirements for Club gatherings:
- Masks are required
- Distancing of unrelated folks (anyone who
didn't come in the same vehicle) will be practiced.
Walks & Gatherings
Hopkinton town trail committee meetings (at Hopkinton Town Hall, open to the public)
- Wednesday, April 14, 7PM: Monthly meeting
- Saturday, April 17, 10AM: Peppercorn Hill
walk. Efforts are underway to acquire four isolated privately owned
parcels of land within the Peppercorn Hill Conservation area. The Town
of Upton will be purchasing three of them, and the Metacomet Land Trust
and the Sudbury Valley Trustees are raising funds to purchase the fourth.
We'll walk a loop route that goes through the fourth parcel and shows
how it connects with the rest of the Peppercorn property. HALT's Rockwood Meadows
property will serve as our access to the Peppercorn land and trails.
Meet at the Rockwood Meadows parking area (School Street, at the
- Saturday, April 24, 9AM:
Annual Center Trail cleanup. We'll be getting the trail ready for the
warm seasons. The primary activity will be clearing debris (leaves
& sticks) from the drain ditches so they'll continue to keep water
off the trail. If enough helping hands show up, we may send some of the
group to another trail, like the Echo Trail. Meet at Parking Lot J on the Loop Road, next to Field 10. Bring gloves and hand tools, especially rakes,
and wear sturdy footwear. Coffee/juice and donuts will be provided at
check-in. Masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.
There are also a number of other local
organizations with interesting
trail-related activities. Contact the hosting organization with any questions.
- Town meetings are suspended or virtual for now. Visit the Hopkinton town website and scroll down to the Events Calendar for dates/times/Zoom links.