Bolton Trails

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

Bolton Trails get a State Grant.

Many of Bolton’s trails can only be navigated by agile hikers, in many cases this is because of the bridges. In response to this, Cindy Ayotte has been working on a set of improvements with the objective of replacing many Read more…


Blockages cleared on the Bartsch Connector and Taggart

On Wednesday 29 June 2022, Rebecca Longvall and Gordon Taylor cleared a downed tree on the Bartsch Connector between Bowers Springs and Bare Hill Road. This section of trail is also a part of the Tom Denney Nature Camp Hike Read more…


Trail Cleared at Annie Moore

On June 15, Gordon Taylor was walking in the Annie Moore area and noticed that the upper loop trail was blocked close to the Annie Moore Road trailhead. After following the whole system of paths he found that the trails Read more…


Bob Horton Trail Unblocked

In June 2022, a trail user noticed that the Bob Horton Trail was blocked by a fallen trees  on the south side of Great Brook between the two bridges. This person notified Bob and Alice Roemer and they tackled the Read more…


Birdlife at Vaughn Hills

On 13 June 2022, Gordon Taylor and Betsy Taylor-Kennedy took some pictures of the nesting ospreys and herons at Vaughn Hills. The pictures were taken using a DSLR through a spotting scope with an adapter. While they were there, a Read more…


Progress on new trails at The Oaks

On Saturday 5 June 2022, Winslow Green and Gordon Taylor continued work on The Oaks Circuit paths near Ballville Road across from the International Golf Club property. Winslow and Gordon cleared most of the major obstructions on the section that Read more…


Early stage white oak galls

In May 2022, Betsy Taylor-Kennedy saw these early stage oak galls on Wattaquadock Hill. They will turn into the familiar green and then brown balls that can be seen later in the season. Each gall holds the single larvae of Read more…


Spotted Salamander seen on Wattaquadock Hill

Betsy Taylor-Kennedy saw this spotted salamander on Wattaquadock Hill recently. Spotted Salamanders are endangered and should be left alone when found.


Trails cleared at Bowers Springs and Vaughn Hills

On Friday 20 May 2022, Gordon Taylor checked out some trails at Bowers Springs and Vaughn Hills as preparation for their use as part of the route for the Tom Denney Nature Camp hike in the Summer of 2022. Three Read more…


Winged Euonymus clearance at Rattlesnake

Alice & Bob Roemer recently spent two productive afternoons pulling the very largest of the euonymus alatus (one 3 ½” diameter!) on the path north from the Lime Kiln.  Then they started working on the smaller ones that can’t be Read more…