Bolton Trails

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

Bolton Trails



The Bolton Tails Committee is a volunteer team, self organized to help maintain our extensive local trail network. Bolton’s residents enjoy a diverse system of recreational trails through dozens of properties totaling over 2000 acres. These properties provide a rewarding outdoor experience of local terrains, habitats, historic features and natural resources. Bolton’s trails showcase how our town is uniquely connected in a way other than by roads.

Primary efforts of the Bolton Trails Committee – in collaboration with the Bolton Conservation Commission and The Bolton Conservation Trust and contributing landowners – is to create, mark and maintain Bolton’s Trails; to create and update property trail maps; to build and maintain bridges and walkways to protect resource areas; to enable responsible access through conservation land; to uncover and and preserve the history of Bolton’s conservation properties and to encourage the appreciation of Bolton’s natural beauty. Contact for meeting dates, volunteer opportunities and property maintenance needs at


The Trails Committee is very grateful to all its volunteers and help is always welcome whether it’s a few hours now and again, or as a member of our steering committee. If you would like to make a difference to Bolton Trails contact us.

Here’s a little information about how we’re organized:

1.  The folks who work on the trails are organized under the Bolton Conservation Trust (, to provide a framework.  The Trust hosts the trail website (, and since it’s a 501(c)(3) organization, allows donations for trails work to be appropriately recorded.

2.  We have a large number of folks, about 40-50, who have expressed interest in helping with trail maintenance.  Those folks are on a “trails volunteers” email list which is used to inform them about trail maintenance opportunities.

3.  About 15 of the volunteers form the “Trails Steering Group”, whose members take more active roles for the trails.  The Steering group meets monthly, with minutes published on the trails website.  The meetings are open to everyone.  Anyone can be on the Steering group– the only “cost” is that there tend to be frequent emails about trail and land conservation activities in town.  In addition to the volunteers, the Steering group includes the Town Conservation Administrator and the town Volunteer Land Steward.

You do not need to be a resident of Bolton to be part of the trails volunteers– the only requirement is that you use the public trails in Bolton, and would like to help maintain them.  If you’d like, you can be added to the volunteers email list, or the steering group email list.Send an email to

telling us what interests you.

Following in Thoreau’s footsteps, 2017
Trail clearance