The Holland Trails Committee, appointed by the Selectmen, met for the first time in September of 2011. Our goal is the construction, maintenance, and promotion of recreational trails in the Town of Holland.
Our first project, in cooperation with the Brimfield Trail Committee and the Army Corps of Engineers, was a multi-use trail which connects the parking area at Lake Siog with Five Bridge Road, giving residents access to the Grand Trunk Trail in Brimfield. The trail, called Lake Siog Pass, is suitable for bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding. The route has been filled, graded and surfaced with gravel and stone dust making possible a 10 mile ride.
Our second project, also now completed, was a .2 mile, ADA compliant, walking and jogging trail at the Holland Community / Senior Center. This trail was planned by the Trails Committee and constructed by the Highway Department. Stop by to enjoy a walk or jog. Bike to the center, if you like. A bicycle stand has been installed, as well.
At the Annual Town Meeting in 2020, a decision was made to acquire approximately 170 acres of forested land near the center of town. Funded through a combination of federal, state, and town resources, this property will provide outdoor recreation to residents and visitors, including hiking trails, cross-country skiing, nature viewing, hunting and fishing on all but about 17 acres of this resource. The Trails Committee, in partnership with Opacum Land Trust, will be planning, developing, and maintaining a parking area and trail head on Blodgett Road as well as a system of trails to create access to this beautiful property.
We are committed to maintaining, expanding, and improving the trail network in Holland. All are welcome to attend meetings and to participate in the workdays, hikes, and trail rides we will be sponsoring in the coming years.