Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton State Park is actually located in both Hopkinton and Ashland and includes the picturesque Hopkinton Reservoir.
With its entrance on Cedar Street just off of Route 85, Hopkinton State Park has a variety of recreational possibilities that can be enjoyed year round. The pond is stocked for fishing and there are two life guarded beaches available.
Picnicking is also a mainstay at the park with 300 picnic tables and 165 charcoal cooking grills. There is a 12 tree shaded area that can be had on a first come first served basis.
Hopkinton State Park also offers 10 miles of marked trails for hiking, open fields for baseball or soccer games and a launching ramp for small non-motorized boats. The park itself also offers seasonal boat rentals.
The Split Rock Group picnic site is available through reservations. This beautiful spot has a pavilion, 25 picnic tables and a large charcoal grill. Groups and organizations can reserve this area from May through September.
The Town Forest is another stretch of nature that adds to the ambience. This 84 acre parcel is located on both side of Pond Street between Winter Street and Elm. An old cart road still exists running through the forest and is used for horse back riding, hiking and snowmobiling in the winter.
And, it's always comforting to see that, standing right near the edge of the forest, Smokey the Bear keeps a watchful eye on all.
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Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel - (508) 881-6230