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. There's more information about our walks on the FAQ page.
Walks & Gatherings
Hopkinton town trail committee meetings
- Saturday, April 1, 9AM: Monthly 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
Visit the Hopkinton town website
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
- 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
organizations have interesting
trail-related activities. Contact the hosting organization with any questions.
- 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.