This Eagle Project consisted of placing trail markers in the Hopedale Parklands. A total of 35 marker
    posts were placed as indicated on the accompanying map. Sign posts provide trail information
    concerning the trail name, location and direction to proceed to stay on the trail.

    In the event that emergency assistance is needed in the Parklands, this information can be used to
    inform Police and Fire personnel of a person’s location. Knowing their location, the map can then be
    used to determine the closest vehicle access point. Vehicle turnaround spots are also indicated on the
    map so that rescue vehicles will know where to go to reverse direction. These areas are large enough for
    an Ambulance or Rescue Truck to easily turn around.

                                                                  Vehicle Trail Access

    Blue Trail – This trail is accessible by vehicle for its entire length. Vehicles cannot go over the rock
    bridge. A vehicle turn-around is located at either end of the bridge. Access is possible at the Boat House
    and from Freedom Street.

    Purple Trail – This trail is accessible by vehicle for its entire length. A vehicle turnaround is located at
    the junction with the Blue Trail.

    Yellow Trail – This trail provides access from Dutcher Street to the Blue Trail. A vehicle turn-around is
    located at the junction with the Blue Trail.

    Vehicle Turn-Around spots are marked with this symbol -

    The Red Trail is currently not accessible to vehicles. Tree overgrowth will prevent vehicle access past
    the 0.25 mile marker. A 4-wheel drive truck could access the straight portion of the trail around the 0.75
    mile marker. Access for that section of trail would be from the end of Overdale Parkway. The other
    sections of the trail are primarily footpaths.

    The Pink Trail is not accessible by vehicles.

    The Green Trail is not accessible by vehicles.

    The Brown Trail is not accessible by vehicles.

    The Black Trail is not accessible by vehicles.

    Base Map is located here: http://caltopo.com/map?id=7578   Clicking will bring you to an online topo
    map with information on marker locations. Zoom in for information on each marker.

    Thanks to Don Howes of the Park Commission for passing this material on for this site.

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     HOPEDALE PARKLANDS MARKER LOCATIONS

             Positions shown using WGS84 datum.

    Blue Trail Start
    DMS 42°8'8'' -71°32'41''

    Blue/Green Junction
    DMS 42°8'13'' -71°32'51''

    Blue Trail .25 mile
    Donated by the Brake Family
    DMS 42°8'15'' -71°32'52''

    Blue/Green Trail Junction
    DMS 42°8'23'' -71°32'57''

    Blue/Black Trail Junction
    DMS 42°8'23'' -71°33'4''

    Blue Trail 0.5 mile
    Donated by RJ Mulrey
    DMS 42°8'22'' -71°33'5''

    Blue/Black Trail Junction
    DMS 42°8'24'' -71°33'7''

    Blue Trail 0.75 mile
    DMS 42°8'30'' -71°33'11''

    Blue Trail 1.0 mile
    DMS 42°8'38'' -71°33'22''

    Yellow Trail Start
    Donated by the Wesley Family
    DMS 42°8'25'' -71°32'54''

    Purple Trail Start
    Donated by the Travis-Sawyer Family
    DMS 42°8'54'' -71°33'23''

    Purple/Pink Trail Junction
    Donated by the Murphy Family
    DMS 42°8'49'' -71°33'23''

    Pink/Purple Trail Junction
    Donated by the Zonghi Family
    DMS 42°8'37'' -71°33'19''

    Blue/Purple Trail Junction
    In Memory of Laura
    DMS 42°8'39'' -71°33'23''

    Blue Trail Marker
    Donated by the Pool Family
    DMS 42°8'39'' -71°33'23''

    Blue/Red Trail Junction
    Donated by the Chabot Family
    DMS 42°8'39'' -71°33'30''

    Blue Trail 1.25 mile
    Donated by the Union Church
    DMS 42°8'36'' -71°33'27''

    Blue/White Trail Junction
    Donated by the Allain Family
    DMS 42°8'36'' -71°33'40''

    Blue Trail 1.5 mile
    Donated by Leah & Jordan Wilson
    DMS 42°8'30'' -71°33'38''

    Blue Trail 1.75 mile
    Donated by the Ashby Family
    DMS 42°8'23'' -71°33'13''

    Blue/Brown Trail Junction
    DMS 42°8'13'' -71°33'17''

    Blue Trail Marker
    DMS 42°8'16'' -71°33'14''

    Blue Trail 2.0 Mile Blue Trail End 2.35 mile
    Donated by the Koller Family
    DMS 42°8'5'' -71°32'53''
    DMS 42°8'8'' -71°33'6''

    Red Trail Start
    Donated by Kathryn Hockenbury
    DMS 42°8'9'' -71°33'15''

    Red/Brown Trail Junction
    Donated by Phillip Hockenbury
    DMS 42°8'6'' -71°33'9''

    Red Trail 0.25 mile
    Donated by MaryBeth Hockenbury
    DMS 42°8'13'' -71°33'24''

    Red Trail Marker
    Donated by Sam Hockenbury
    DMS 42°8'13'' -71°33'25''

    Red Trail Marker
    Donated by Charles Hockenbury
    DMS 42°8'10'' -71°33'40''

    Red Trail 0.5 Mile
    Donated by Clark Hockenbury
    DMS 42°8'15'' -71°33'40''

    Red Trail 0.75 mile
    Donated by Andrew Wilson
    DMS 42°8'24'' -71°33'49''

    Red Trail Marker
    Donated by the Mei Family
    DMS 42°8'31'' -71°33'53''

    Red/White Trail Junction
    Donated by the D'Urso Family
    DMS 42°8'37'' -71°33'42''

    Red Trail 1.0 mile
    Donated by the Sughrue & Cyr Family
    DMS 42°8'36'' -71°33'44''

    Red Trail 1.25 mile
    DMS 42°8'45'' -71°33'37''

    For those of you who have come to this page because you're planning a
    walk in the Parklands, I have some pages that will take you through the area
    with photos of points of interest. Start with this page, which begins on the
    east side, near Hopedale Street and the bathhouse. Each page has a link at
    the bottom to the next page, which will conintue along the east side, and
    then go to the west, including the Lookout atrea and the Saltbox Road area.
       
    Base Map is located here: http://caltopo.com/map?id=7578   Clicking will bring you to an
    online topo map with information  on marker locations. Zoom in for information on each
    marker.

       Thanks to Don Howes of the Park Commission for passing this material on for this site.

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much more information.
Mark Andolina

Eagle Project

Completed March 10th, 2014