Berry Acres Conservation Area

Berry Acres Conservation Area

28 West Main Street Hopkinton, Massachusetts 01748

Berry Acres Conservation Area trail guide and map

About this Location

Berry Acres is located within the Indian Brook-Sudbury River Watershed. Extensive wooded swamps, intermittent streams, a small pond, and vernal pools characterize the landscape. Look for the pond near the preserve entrance on West Main Street and a vernal pool close to the trailhead. Abundant spring wildflowers include gay wings, and Polygala paucifolia, which resembles a small purple bird. In the spring, listen for wood frogs near the vernal pool.

Visit Berry Acres year-round from dawn to dusk. Hikers, non-motorized bikers, horses, and dogs will enjoy the easy 1.1-mile trail. There are no facilities for picnicking or camping. Be cautious of trails blazed on adjacent private property. Please do not wander off Town-owned property without permission from the adjacent landowner.

Visitors may also hike the loop trail around Ice House Pond, located across West Main Street, and follow the path to the gazebo. The Town owns the small parking lot adjacent to Ice House Pond and the site of the ice house foundation. Hopkinton is restoring the old Hopkinton Railroad Station for historical display and use as a warming hut by ice skaters.

From the intersection of MA-135 and MA-85 in Hopkinton Center, follow Main Street west and bear left onto West Main Street. Follow West Main Street for 0.9 miles. Berry Acres is on the left across the street from Ice House Pond and the Golden Pond Residential Care Facility. Berry Acres has 4 parking spaces and more spots are available across the street at Ice House Pond. The trailhead is marked “Berry Acres” at the parking area.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Last updated December 21, 2023