Bolton Trails

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

Bolton Trails

Click here to see covid-19 guidelines for hikers

Ticks are back!

Beware. Use insect repellent, Tuck trousers into socks for your trip to the Conservation areas, look carefully over yourself after being outside. And don’t forget to check your pets.

Spring is here and there is mud. Don’t ruin the trails.  Follow the Dos and Don’ts.

Although the Conservation properties throughout the Town of Bolton are set aside for the promotion of natural resources and protection of watershed resources, we enjoy the privilege of having public access through our great trail system.

Therefore we would like to extend a reminder:

  • Please stay on trails no matter the season on ALL conservation properties for your own (and your 4-footed companion’s) safety.
  • No swimming or wading is permitted at Bowers Springs,  Fyfeshire, Vaughn Hills, Welch Pond or any other water body.

Keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities this spring to assist in the maintenance of your favorite conservation property!

Your best friend can enjoy the conservation properties too, but please follow the rules.

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New Year’s Day Walk

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Powder House Conservation Area

Join Bolton’s Conservation Administrator and Bolton Trails Committee, on a two-hour ramble through Powderhouse Conservation Area, to explore the Conservation Area and trails!
There is a mix of terrain throughout the chosen route. The trail will start at Town Common, previously the location of a Mobil station which before its closing was one of the oldest Mobil stations run by the same family. The trail will then navigate throughout the parcels at the rear of Town Hall and Town Common. Some historical locations including the Powderhouse will be visited along the way. Stone walls and old Town roads will guide the group through deciduous forest toward a power easement.
We may also encounter deer, hawks, and other wildlife! Hope for snow for some winter tracks!
Start off the New Year on the right foot by walking the wilderness of Bolton!

Parking: Town Common parking area by trail head located at the intersection of Main Street (Route 117) and Wattaquadock Hill Road. Overflow parking will be a short walk away behind Town Hall, not the church (located at 663 Main street).

Weather Policy: We will plan to hold the event unless there are thunderstorms with lightning or extreme weather conditions.
Recommended Gear: Participants should dress appropriately. Dress for the cold. We encourage participants to bring water or hot tea. This time of year, there may be ice or snow on the trails please come prepared with appropriate footwear (micro spikes, crampons or snow shoes may be beneficial depending on the weather).

Pet Policy: Dogs are welcome if under direct control of owner; ON LEASH for the walk please. Attendees with dogs are limited one per adult hand and MUST remove and carry out all that their companion may bring into the property. Come prepared with bags to scoop your dog’s poop. No umbrellas please.


January 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm




Boltpon Town Common
715 Main Street
Bolton, MA 01740 United States
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Trails Steering Committee Minutes can be found here:

Meeting Minutes