This 80-acre parcel of wetland, floodplain, meadow and forest was purchased by the Town of Sudbury from the Sudbury Rod and Gun Club in 1967. It offers a varied habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life, and as many different ways to enjoy them as there are folks in Sudbury.
For some it is an ideal spot for an early morning jog around the pond. For others, there are beautiful wildflowers, interesting mushrooms and forest groundcovers to delight the eye, and berries to delight the tongue. Still others like to walk the trails and enjoy the stillness and watch the changing seasons. Kids like to discover the hiding spots of frogs, turtles, and salamanders, or fish from the “turtle bridge”. Bird fanciers may sometimes catch a glimpse of a blue heron, osprey, or marshhawk in the marsh, or the many birds that dwell in oak-pine forest.
For the winter sport enthusiast, there is skating on the pond (at your own risk), snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the trails that connect to other open space areas.
The link below is an informational video about Hop Brook Conservation Land made as a community service project in September 2010 by a Sudbury Girl Scout.