Sherborn Forest and Trail Association is a family oriented volunteer organization dedicated to the enjoyment, protection and maintenance of our natural resources. To that end, SFTA sponsors many outdoor events through the seasons: guided walks through public lands, bicycle rides on the trails, a hunter pace for equestrians, trail maintenance and construction gatherings, and occasional parties. You can Join on line by paying membership or make a donate to Sherborn Forest and Trail Association at mkt.com/sfta
Summer is in full swing. I hope you have made it out to enjoy the trails. I've seen several of you on my travels through the woods and fields of our town. We are working on a few trails cleaning things up this summer, and hopefully we can move a few wet sections of trail before the fall comes. We also have some great Eagle Scout candidates working on projects in our town land. Looking forward to having you join us at our events later this summer and fall. Many good ones are coming up on the calendar below.
To Support and Join Sherborn Forest and Trail Association: mkt.com/sfta
SFTA also donates funds to assist in the purchase and maintenance of open spaces and brings neighbors together to discuss conservation issues. Please let us know if you will be able to join us for any of our upcoming events, or if you would like to volunteer to help with any of them. You can always reach us at
Upcoming Events 2015
August 31st - COA walk. Medfield Charles River Reservation - A walk along the trails just the other side of our town line, the Charles River. Head south on rt 27 past Rocky Narrows parking area and over Death (Deeth) bridge and the parking lot is on the right side. Meet at 9am
September 19th - Charles River Paddle. Come out and paddle the Charles River with us. Last year we had people travel by Canoe, Kayak, and SUP (Rain date Sunday of September 20th)
October 4th - Trail Pace. Return of this fun event from last year. Come out and Mountain bike or Trail run a nice loop through our open space in town. Route planning is still going on, but last year had a 8.5 mile loop for wide dirt trails with a few narrower sections along the way, with a 2nd additional 5 mile loop option for those wanting something a bit longer and more challenging. Look forward to a similar format of the Average Pace rider and runner winning some prizes to local shops and services.
November 8th - Hunter Pace. Sunday the 8th of November this popular event will return. We have a new area of town to explore this year, with some new public trails as well as some private land that is only open the one day for this great event. Average Pace riders will be rewarded with ribbons and prizes. We hope you can come out and join us.
Winter party - Social Night out. Looking to have another winter get together. This will be a more social and simpler event then the big Conservation Connections party of last February. We would like to collect additional photos from your favorite open space views around town. Please send in a photo from your favorite place here in Sherborn.
COA walks - Sherborn Forest and Trail helps lead walks around town with the COA on a regular basis. You can check their calendar for the latest times and locations. We head out with the COA group once a month on a Monday Morning at 9am. If you have an area of town you would like to take a walk with us, just let us know.
Mountain Bike Rides - guided rides of some trails around Sherborn - Let us know if you would be interested in joining us for a ride. We have a ride about Once a week. It stays light late, so we do not lights with us until the fall rides. Weekend rides we usually head out onto the trail in the morning. There is now a DS mountain bike club that we work with that also does regular rides from the school. Let us know if you'd like to join us.
Past year of events
July 13th - COA walk. We will head out on the Bailey Trail for a nice morning walk around the loop through the forest. We can vary the length and route based on the group that comes out. Meet at 9am
June 21st and 22nd - MA Walking Tour in Sherborn. See the tour at: http://www.masswalkingtour.org/2015.html.
June 8th - COA walk. A great morning to walk the loop trails through the forest up to the cell tower from N. Main Street. Always a nice group to go for a walk in the woods with.
June 6th - National Trails Day = Trail Work Day. We took some time and did some trail work for the morning. Thank you! to our group of SFTA Board members for coming out to help get our trails in better shape for the summer.
May 16th - Barber Reservation walk - a morning nature walk.
May 10th - Mothers Day Trail Hike - a hike through Rocky Narrows for Mother's Day.
May 2nd - Clean Sherborn Day - great volunteers out helping clean up our town. Thank you very much to those that could help out our town.
February 6th - Conservation Connections - SOLD OUT. Thank you for coming out to have some fun and learn about our forests.
November 9th - Hunter Pace - Return of the popular Hunter Pace event. Click on the name to see more details and download the event forms. Photographs and Results
November 8th - Bicycle Pace - Based on the popular format of the Hunter Pace event. Trails of Sherborn on 2 wheels or 2 legs. Photographs and Results
November 3rd - COA walk - Town Forest: through the Big Pines and up to the cell tower as a loop between North Main St and Hunting Lane.
October 5th - Charles River Paddle - Paddle down the Charles River. It was a great day to be out on the water.
October 18th - Trail Maintenance Day.
September 27th - Saw Mill Demonstration - Cutting timber for use around town.
August 12th - COA walk - Nason Hill Woods.
July 24th - Edible Plants Walk - Guided walk at the Barber Reservation to teach the edible plants of the area.
Thank you looking into Sherborn Forest and Trail. We hope you like what we are doing for the maintenance and access to our open space around town. If you would like to become a supporting member, please fill out our membership form and mail it in with what ever level of support you can. We are all volunteer, so all your money goes to the Open Space and Trails of Sherborn. Click on the link for information on how to Join
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for general info, or to volunteer. You can also contact us at
for trail specific questions.