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Hopkinton – Bermuda

Bound Tree Road
111 acres of forests and wetlands in both Hopkinton and Warner
Public access
June 2006

The Bermuda-Harris Property, which is owned by the Town of Hopkinton, is an attractive 111-acre landscape that straddles the Hopkinton-Warner town line. It fronts on both Bound Tree Road and Pleasant Lake Road, both in Hopkinton. The Town signed a conservation easement for the property with Five Rivers Conservation Trust in June of 2006.

This preserve is particularly well suited for recreational trails that allow public access to some wonderful natural features. Mature stands of hemlock, pine, and hardwoods, as well as a large black gum tree rare to this northern environment, are just a few of the property’s attributes. Also, in addition to a delightful brook, once used in the 1700s to power a small, long-since-disappeared mill, the forested landscape is graced by a remote, hidden, beaver pond. Along with a number of surrounding vernal pools, this isolated wetland, as well as the rest of the forestland, is frequented by deer, turkeys, hawks, songbirds, and other wildlife. The Bermuda-Harris Property also exhibits some interesting glacial formations, as well as old cellar holes and other legacies from a bygone era.