Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton Reservoir holds court amid the more than 1,400 acres of this easily accessible state park. The grounds are open year-round to various recreational activities, notably featuring ten miles of marked trails that can be shared by hikers, joggers, cyclists and even horseback riders. If there's enough snow (four inches), then bring along the snowmobile. Picnic areas, beaches and seasonal boat rentals, offered by Outdoor Recreation of Hopkinton (508-435-3965), are a few more options when visiting these sprawling grounds just minutes from the center of town.
- Hours: Daily, parking lots and grounds 8am - sunset most of year; 8am - 8pm during summer months; Swimming areas manned by lifeguards daily, 11am - 6pm (late-May - Labor Day)
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Parking: Paid lot
- Beach pass information: There are two swimming beaches patrolled by lifeguards in season. Main waterfront is handicapped accessible, and no pets are allowed on the beach.
- Common activities: Cycling, Fishing, Kayaking/canoeing, Picnicking
- Facilities: Boat access, Restrooms
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires
- Cars allowed: Yes
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: Park features the Split Rock group picnic site that accommodates up to 200 people, includes a pavilion and has parking for up to 100 vehicles. The site is available mid-May - Sept, by reservation ($100, plus $5 per vehicle) only.
- Features: Beach, Benches, Boat dock, Grills, Picnic pavilions, Picnic tables
- Services: Restrooms
- Area: 1,450 acres