Hop Brook

Click here for a map of Hop Brook and Northborough.
Click here for a map of the surficial geology of Hop Brook.

Hop Brook, a medium-sized Assabet tributary, tumbles out of a culvert that draws from the lake in Shrewsbury's Dean Park.
It makes its way under School St. and Greenleaf Farms Circle, following behind the curve of Spring St before flowing under Main Street and through the Ski Ward Ski Area.
The stream continues through a tangle of multiflora roses and some small tree plantations, where it enters Northborough and travels through a large patch of roadless land (hence the lack of pictures!). After passing under Route 20, it enters Smith Pond...
...and then flows over the dam by Armeno Coffee Grinders, behind a residential
neighborhood, by the Indian Meadows golf course, and into the Assabet River.