Calling for Volunteers

The Friends did a superb job of completing the parking area at Pelloni Preserve, Cedar Knoll Drive Trailhead on June 30. There is now room to angle park six vehicles. Everyone wanted to do another trail day here soon so we are accomodating the request. This Saturday, June 13 from 9 AM to 12 Noon we will flag, clear and blaze Tomaquag Trail where it crosses this property. Much of this trail is along the old woods road with the stone bridge. Hand tools and string trimmers will be useful. Rain day is Sunday, June 14, same hours.

Summer Solstice Celebration

Celebrate the Summer Solstice, Sat. June 20, 2015, 146 Lawton Foster Road North, 2pm to 5pm

Please join us to celebrate the natural and cultural history of Hopkinton at our Summer Solstice Celebration on Lawton Foster Road North. Indigenous people have lived in Canonchet for thousands of years and its water power and timber resources also drew European settlers. Many stories written in stone by both cultures are preserved on this property.

Activities include a tour of the new fourteen acre Hopkinton Land Trust property at 2 pm followed by a cookout.

A longer hike will begin at 11:30 am. Proper footwear strongly advised.

Parking on Lawton Foster Road North is limited. Parking at the Canonchet Preserve on Route 3 and carpooling to the Lawton Foster Road North location is recommended.

Please bring a dessert to share.

Please RSVP to Theresa Prescott at 401-364-0271 (so we know how much food we need)


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.