Wiley Woods CR, Hopkinton
Tucked into a residential area, this wooded property near Route 135 offers welcomed open space for local residents. Wiley Woods, which was donated to the Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) in 1997, was the first property acquired by HALT and is named for one of the organization's founders. HALT donated a conservation restriction (CR) on the land to SVT in 2001.
- The trail passes first through a dense red maple swamp that is thickly carpeted and quite wet. A bench along this stretch provides a view of the swamp.
- Other trees here include birches, red oak, and white pine with various viburnums and ferns in the understory.
- After you follow the trail across a stream, you will notice the land starts to rise in elevation. Here, the trail enters a mature upland mixed hardwood forest that is less densely packed and is carpeted in pine needles and hay-scented ferns.
- Walkers can pause at another bench while enjoying the pleasant, upland region.
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From Route I-495, take Exit 21A. Head east on West Main Street toward Hopkinton. Go 2.5 miles (the road name changes to East Main Street along the way). Turn left onto Legacy Farms Road North. Go 0.3 mile. Turn right onto Frankland Road. Go 1.0 mile. Parking and trail access are on the right, between house numbers 92 and 96.