Bolton Trails

The website of Bolton Trails Committee. Maps, routes, paths and events on conservation land in Bolton Massachusetts

Signs Replaced at Taggart

The Trails Committee had received comments that the “Dead End” signs at Taggart were misleading because they implied that the paths continued afterwards for some distance. Another comment was that there were not clear arrows and marking for the Old Read more…


Bridge and Duck boards repaired at Bowers

There was some damage to the high bridge over Bowers Brook and the bog bridges crossing the wet areas nearby. Specifically, some of the boards had been broken at the edges. Larry Kunz took charge and organized a repair. Gordon Read more…


New Connection to Rattlesnake and Philips Trails

The Bolton Conservation Trust has worked with a landowner on Coventry Wood Road to set up a new path into the Rattlesnake property called the Merrill Connector. There is a bench where walkers can take a rest and a poem Read more…


Wildlife on Wattaquadock Hill

Deer, coyote, racoon, turkey seen with a wildlife camera on Wattaquadock Hill.  


Woodchips at Goose Pond Path

If you have ventured along the trails from the Goose Pond Path turnaround to the Wilder farm area, you would have noticed how easily it becomes overgrown. At Drew Schaubhut’s suggestion the builder of the nearby houses in the Tadmor Read more…


Downed trees cleared on the Old Town House Road

On October 27 2022, Gordon Taylor took a walk along the Old Town House Road and found two trees across the path, one was quite large and a significant obstacle. A few days later Larry Kunz and Gordon cleared these Read more…


Buckthorn battle at Bowers

Glossy Buckthorn is an invasive plant that is widely spread in Bolton and in Massachusetts. Best method to control it is by pull, dig and cut. Here is a link to Additional Resources  if you would like to learn more. Read more…


Trail Work at Wilder Farm

Thank you to the Scouts and adult leaders from Troop 1 in Bolton for helping to maintain the trails at Wilder Farm. The trail was almost impassable due to the large amount of growth from the summer. The Scouts persisted Read more…


Backyard Bolton

Bolton Trails Committee and the Bolton Conservation Trust were present at all three dates of Backyard Bolton on 20 and 27 August, and 10 September. There was a lot of interest and many people stopped by to say hello, buy Read more…


Goats at Fyfeshire

Bolton Conservation Trust held an experiment by using goats to manage abundance of poison ivy at Fyfeshire. An area was blocked off by electric fence during late summer. Goats were brought in to graze in that area. Experiment looks successful Read more…