Kenyon Crossroads, Hopkinton
Hopkinton Land Trust
Also known as Tomaquag Trail
Hunting is not allowed here but it is permitted on nearby land. During hunting season everyone using the trails here should wear blaze orange. Remember, hunting season includes much of the late fall, winter and spring. More details.
In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.
Description & Overview:
WARNING: The trails on this property are still under construction and may be hard to follow. Do not assume the trails shown on the maps below will be fully improved and well marked. Be prepared to turn around and retrace your steps if you reach a point where you are uncertain about the route of the trail ahead. Bring a map and compass and know how to use them to find your way if you get lost. There is an existing kiosk at the Woodville Road Trailhead but no separate trailhead sign. The Collins Road Trailhead is under construction as of Fall 2013 and requires wetland permit. There is no Collins Road Trailhead sign or kiosk at this time. Trails near Collins Road are "flagged" with surveyor's tape but permanent blazing is not yet installed.
This property features upland woods, swamp and agricultural lands, an 18th century settlement and Native American stone works. Three overgrown fields are being reclaimed for farming. This will complement the large field along Collins Road, the dairy operation at Elmrock Farm to the west and the grazing fields of Solitude Springs Farm to the east. Much of Tomaquag Trail is along an historic town Driftway which intersects the colonial era King’s Highway at the Four Corners. Here there are house and barn foundations and large planted sugar maples and sycamores. Numerous farm stone walls complement the older Native American stone cairns. A boardwalk crosses a swamp, often flooded by beaver activity on Tomaquag Brook.
Note that there are two pages to the trail map. The first page shows just the Kenyon Crossroads Preserve and immediately adjacent areas, while the second page shows the preserve and also the Tomaquag trail north of the preserve up to Woodville Road.
Hours: sunrise to sunset, year round
Miles of Trails: 2.3 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None
Trail Width: Cart-path (approx 6ft) and footpaths
Trail Rating: Moderate Explanation
Trail Rating Key
Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.
Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.
Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.
Are Dogs Allowed? Yes. Must be under control or on leash. Waste pick up required.
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? Yes. Must stay on marked trails.
Is Hunting Permitted? Hunting is not allowed on this property but is in nearby areas. Walkers wear orange during hunting season!
Other Amenities: Picnic tables
Trailhead Name: Woodville Road Trailhead
Driving Landmarks: The trailhead kiosk is on the embankment on the west side of the Hopkinton Public Works building on Woodville Road and is across the road from the police station.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
Trailhead Name: Collins Rd Trailhead
Driving Landmarks: The trailhead is on the north shoulder of Collins Road, approximately mid-way between Maxon Hill Road and Tomaquag Road, and 200 feet west of the one-lane bridge over Tomaquag Brook.
Parking: Yes: On street, 4 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
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This site report was last updated on April 1, 2014