Hopkins Forest

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How to Get There
:Estimated driving times: 5 minutes
==What's There==There are 8 15 miles of hiking trails in the forest: ; most popular are a 3 1.6 mile lower loop and a 5 2.6 mile upper loopthat start just past the Rosenburg Center. Although the These trails are groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter (when there's sufficient snow), though they can be dangerous in icy conditions for inexperienced skiiers because of the long downhill stretches. No bicycles, please.
The Rosenburg Center is the main building just inside the entrance to the forest and hosts many of the events that take place in the forest. The Hopkins Memorial Forest sponsors many events throughout the year that are open to the public, usually for free, and are announced in the [[Daily Messages]] or by the CES listserve. Especially popular are the Hopkins Memorial Forest Fall Festival, with demonstrations opportunities to participate in splitting wood, making apple cider, wood splittingand touring the forest canopy, and the Maple Syrup FestivalSugar Days, when you can help make maple syrup. There are also opportunities to participate in banding owls, finding salamanders and frogs, and animal tracking.