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No “Red Herrings” When Fishing at Hopkinton State Park

Image of Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, Mass.

Image of Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, Mass. (photo by Eric)

Locals often think of Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, Mass., as a place to swim at one of the two sandy beaches, have a picnic, ride a non-motorized boat, or take


a walk along one of the many scenic trails. Let’s not also forget about fishing!

The reservoir at Hopkinton State Park offers a good variety of fish, including rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch, white perch, bluegill and pumpkinseed. What’s more, the wide open pond and forest scenery provides a wonderful fishing setting. You really don’t feel like you’re in the Boston/Worcester suburbs; it feels more like rural New Hampshire. It’s all reasonably-priced too: $5 for auto parking! ¬†And you have to love a fishing place that’s located near the “Pike” — Mass Turnpike (Route 90), that is!

Hopkinton State Park is located at 268 Cedar St., Hopkinton, MA. Tel. 508 435-4303. Log onto the Hopkinton State Park web site for more info about this great state park.

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