Hopkinton State Park Article

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Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton Dam and Spillway, Ashland MA.jpg
Hopkinton Reservoir and Dam in winter
Map showing the location of Hopkinton State Park
Map showing the location of Hopkinton State Park
Location in Massachusetts
Location Hopkinton, Ashland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°14′57″N 71°31′32″W / 42.24917°N 71.52556°W / 42.24917; -71.52556
HOPKINTON STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°14′57″N 71°31′32″W / 42.24917°N 71.52556°W / 42.24917; -71.52556
Area1,245 acres (5.04 km2) [1]
Elevation276 ft (84 m) [2]
Established1947 [3]
Governing body Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Hopkinton State Park

Hopkinton State Park is a Massachusetts state park located in the towns of Hopkinton and Ashland and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. [4] The park was created after the Hopkinton Reservoir was removed from service as a water source for the Greater Boston area. In 2010, it was named as one of the 1,000 places to visit by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission. [5] [6]

Activities and amenities

The park features beaches and a bathing pond for swimming that is physically separated from Hopkinton Reservoir, where nonmotorized boating is permitted. There are seasonal facilities for kayak and canoe rental. Park trails may be used for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. There is also a camp for children that teaches sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and windsurfing. Picnicking, restrooms, and fishing are also features of the park.

References

  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hopkinton State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Sudbury Reservoir". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hopkinton State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Finucane, Martin (July 12, 2010). "Many places to visit, so little time". Boston.com.
  6. ^ 1,000 places to visit in Massachusetts

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