• Kayaking

    For kids… The Trust sponsors the Tom Denney Nature Camp in Bolton. July to early August.

  • Practice Rock Climbing

    The advanced Eco-Adventures campers from Tom Denney Nature Camp

  • Bolton Town Common Initiative

    Initiative to transform the Old Smith Property into a vibrant Town Common

  • Annual Meeting Walk

    Trust members enjoy a trail walk and talk about raptors before the Annual Meeting

  • Fun with Four Winds – Birds’ Beaks

    Students practice picking things up using different things as “beaks”

  • July 4th Parade

    Tom Denney Nature Camp counselors and campers decorate a car for the Bolton July 4th Parade

  • Annual Meeting Talk – Raptors

    Bird’s eye view…

  • The Bolton Trails Committee

    Is now online!
    Visit and find property maps, meeting & work party information, project photos, and more!

  • New Bolton Center Trail

    Bob and Max Roemer, and Al Ferry complete work on the new Bolton Center Trail.

  • Fun with Four Winds – Signs of Leaf-Eaters

    Students learn that different insects eat leaves in different ways. Some eat edges, some chew holes in the middle, some eat everything but the tough veins.

  • Annual Meeting Talk – Raptors

    Trust members enjoyed a raptor presentation at the Annual Meeting. This vulture was a guest of honor.

  • Fun with Four Winds – Frog Stomp

    Students look for eggs, tadpoles, frogs and toads in a vernal pool

  • Horton Trail

    Horton Trail

  • Bowers Springs

    A popular conservation area for hikers, dog walkers, and home of Tom Denney Nature Camp

  • Fun with Four Winds – Air Matters

    Air occupies volume! When the flame consumes oxygen, water is pulled into the jar to fill its space.

  • Town Common Flag Ceremony

    Bolton Scout Troops participated in the first Town Common flag ceremony on the Fourth of July 2016

  • Sullivan Conservation Property

    Sullivan Conservation Property

  • Schultz Conservation Property

  • Phillip Phillips Conservation Area

  • Held Conservation Restriction

  • Annual Yard and Plant Sale at the Old Smith Garage

  • James Conservation Restriction

The Bolton Conservation Trust

Committed to sustaining the character of Bolton for existing and future generations by engaging the community through events, environmental education programs and land stewardship.

Miles of Trails Contest!

There are 35.5 miles of trails in Bolton conservation!

This information was made possible by the amazing volunteer efforts of Trail Committee volunteer Greg Matte.

Thank you to all who participated in the contest and congratulations to the winners!

1st - Julie Revak
2nd - Cindy Jaquith
3rd - David Bergsbaken

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We loved seeing you at the Annual Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting

The second annual Bolton Conservation Trust Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting was, again, a night to remember. While the huge bonfire warmed our bodies, Santa, music, cookies and cocoa warmed our hearts. When you drive by at night, notice the new, decorated Bolton Town Common sign and other creative decorations! treelightingoncommon2015

The 2017 Trails Guide

Bolton's new full color, spiral-bound, field ready trail guide is updated for 2017! Still free with membership, and available for sale at town hall! 2017-cover

Bolton Town Common is getting Green!

Site grading is complete, curbing with sidewalks installed, and grass is growing. Find out how you can help Our Common Cause. Click the logo below to learn more and get involved!

Common Cause

Our work complements that of the Bolton Conservation Commission. In comparison, the Commission is a Town board, appointed by the Board of Selectmen and tasked with regulatory functions – including administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL Ch. 131.s 40) and the Bolton Wetland Law 1.18 – and the maintenance of Town-owned conservation land. Conversely, we are an independent, all-volunteer, non-governmental organization. The Bolton Conservation Trust depends on membership support, both monetary and volunteering, to succeed in its mission. Please JOIN US!