Upton State Forest: A History

Hopkinton Springs

If you know where to look on the Hopkinton Springs Trail you can see the location of the old spring covered over with rock many years ago. Near the Upton/Hopkinton boundary marker this spring was a continual source of water for early residents that traveled from Grafton, Hopkinton, Upton and Westborough. They would bring wagons loaded with barrels, filling them to supply their needs for cooking, bathing and drinking for their families and livestock. On the return trip everyone would have to walk because the wagon would be so heavy with the barrels of water.

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