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PHOTOS: Hopkinton hikers hit the trail on New Year’s Day

  • Dan Wilder walks around the main Kimball Lake Horseshoe Trail camp that his uncle Lee Wilder is volunteering to restore on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The camp was to warm up hardy hikers before and after they walked the Greenway Trail to help celebrate the New Year. GEOFF FORESTER / Concord Monitor

  • Hikers get ready to head out on the Greenway Trail, seen through the frosted windows of the Kimball Pond warm up cabin on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, as Hopkinton residents braved the cold for a New Year’s hike. GEOFF FORESTER—Concord Monitor

  • Dave Luneau (in red) leads a group of hardy Hopkinton hikers as they head out on the Greenway Trail on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Concord Monitor

  • Dave Luneau (in red) and his wife, Henrietta (in blue), lead a group of hardy Hopkinton hikers as they walk along the Greenway Trail near the Kimball Pond on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Concord Monitor

  • Jess Gregory takes a photo of her family as they pause during their hike on the Greenway Trail around Kimball Pond in Hopkinton on Monday, Jan. 1, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER—Concord Monitor



Monitor staff
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

New Year’s Day hikers from around Hopkinton celebrated ‘First Day Hike’ by braving the single-digit temperatures to walk the Greenway Trails in Hopkinton near Kimball Pond on Monday. Dave Luneau and his wife, Henrietta, led a group around the pond while Hopkinton Recreation director Paula Simpkins waited in the warmed up, newly renovated first Kimball Pond Cabin near the trailhead with hot chocolate and stories about the planned renovations for other cabins.

The Hopkinton Recreation Department- and Conservation Commission-sponsored event was going to have a bonfire, but as Luneau said, it was too cold.