Hopkinton State Park
Hopkinton State Park is a Massachusetts state park located in Hopkinton and Ashland. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and was named as one of the 1,000 Places to Visit in Massachusetts by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission. It is site of the annual Against The Tide open water swimming charity swim.
Hopkinton State Park is a 1,450-acre park. It was created after the Hopkinton Reservoir was removed from service as a water source for the Greater Boston area. The park features a bathing pond for open water swimming that is physically separated from Hopkinton Reservoir, where nonmotorized boating is permitted. There are seasonal facilities for kayak and canoe rental. There is also a camp available for children that teaches sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and the newest addition windsurfing.