TRAILS AND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
Many groups contribute to providing, maintaining, and supporting the remarkable network of trails in Hopkinton. They include town government organizations and non-profit groups within and outside of town.
Boy and Girl Scouts - the non-profit scout groups regularly help construct and maintain trails and the boardwalks and bridges on them, plus help provide signs for key features.
Friends of Upton State Forest - the non-profit group of volunteers focuses on Upton State Forest, which has an extensive network of trails directly accessible from Hopkinton. For more information, see FriendsOfUptonStateForest.org.
Friends of Whitehall - the non-profit group of volunteers focuses on Lake Whitehall and the loop trail surrounding it. For more information, see FriendsOfWhitehall.org.
Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) - the non-profit group of volunteers focuses on protecting and enhancing land in and near Hopkinton. They acquire land to preserve the resources and help build and maintain trails. For more information, see HopkintonLandTrust.org.
Hopkinton Conservation Commission - the town-appointed group is the permitting authority focusing on natural resources and the protection of wetland resource areas. For more information, see Conservation Commission.
Hopkinton Trail Management and Coordination Committee - the town-appointed group of volunteers supports and facilitates a coordinated approach to trail planning and management. For more information, see TCMC.
Hopkinton Trails Club - the non-profit group of volunteers holds monthly walks, organizes trail workdays, and has meetings to discuss trail topics. Their website contains links to trail maps and information in the region. For more information, see HopkintonTrailsClub.com.
Hopkinton Upper Charles Trail Committee - the town-appointed group of volunteers is recommending a plan for and then developing the Upper Charles Trail in Hopkinton, from the Milford Town line to the Ashland Town line. For more information, see UCTC.
Hopkinton Open Space Preservation Commission - the town-appointed group of volunteers acquires and protects land from development, to help preserve the rural character of Hopkinton. For more information, see OSPC.
Massachusetts Audubon Society - the non-profit group focuses on nature conservation in New England. They maintain the Waseeka Sanctuary in Hopkinton, including the trails. For more information, see MassAudubon.org.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation - the state agency is the steward of the Massachusetts state park system, which includes the Whitehall and Hopkinton state parks in our town. For more information, see DCR.
New England Mountain Bike Association - the non-profit group leads rides, builds and maintains trails, and preserves open space. NEMBA’s Blackstone Valley Chapter holds rides and organizes trail care events in Hopkinton, among other towns in the region. For more information, see NEMBA.org.
Sudbury Valley Trustees - the non-profit group protects natural areas and farmland around the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. They are stewards for some properties in Hopkinton and maintain the trails on them. For more information, see SVTWeb.org.
Wildwood Learning Center - the preschool and early education learning center is a child-led and nature immersive alternative set in the forest, trails, and fields of the YMCA Outdoor Center in Hopkinton. For more information, see LearnAtWildwood.com.
YMCA MetroWest Family Outdoor Center - the non-profit group maintains trails at its facility in Hopkinton, and offers related educational and recreational programs including geocaching and orienteering. For more information, see Outdoor Center.