Long Pond Woods
Long Pond Woods, in Hopkinton, offers arguably the most challenging hiking of any Audubon Refuge. The 220 acres of rocky and steep terrain harbors dense groves of mountain laurel and rhododendron bursting with flowers in the spring and towering oaks and hemlocks. The view from a rock outcrop high above Long Pond is like no other in the refuge system. Trails connect to a system that goes into Connecticut.
We encourage proper use of the refuge and stewardship of the gifts it offers us to enjoy. The following are prohibited from the refuge: dogs, horses and other pets; picking or collecting of anything besides litter; picnicking or camping; all vehicles (including bicycles) beyond the parking lot; excessive noisemaking; and alcoholic beverages.
Audubon Environmental Education Center
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