Sherborn Forest and Trail Association

 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, bicylce rides on the trails, a hunter pace for equestrians, trail maintenance and construction gatherings, and occasional parties.

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 reach us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Eventssfta front

May 14th - Barber Reservation master planning.  The Conway School of Design will be facilitating a meeting for our town to help plan for the Barber Reservation future.  Please come join us at upstairs at Town Hall and let us know what you would like for this great town resource. (followup presentation of ideas on June 3rd)

May 21st - Norfolk Hunt Club - Grounds for Celebration on Thursday evening

May 17th - Nason Hill Trail - walking tour

June 3rd - Barber Reservation master plan by the Conway School of Design.  This will be the compilation of information gathered by the school over several months and many meetings around town and out at the Barber Reservation.

June 7th - Trail Work Day - Meet at the Pine Hill School parking lot at 8am.  We will head out from there to work on the trails, then regroup for some food and drink afterwards.  Please bring tools, work gloves, and be ready for a nice day out on the trails.

June 28th - Rock Narrows - walking tour starting from the Farm Rd Bridge over the Charles River at 9:30am

July 24th - Edible Plants Walk - Learn about the edible plants of the area with a guided walk around the Barber Reservation starting at 6pm.

October 5th - Charles River Paddle - Paddle down the Charles River by canoe or kayak and see the town from a new perspective.

November 9th - Hunter Pace - Return of the popular Hunter Pace event.  Volunteers always needed for this wonderful event.

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

Bicycle Pace - A new event for us will intoduce people to our trails by Mtn. Bike with a similar format to the very popular Hunter Pace horseback ride.  Date is being decided soon. check back for more details as we have them updated here.

Mountain Bike Rides - guided rides of some trails around Sherborn - Let us know if you would be interested in joining us for a ride.

Conservation Connections - we will be bringing back this great opportunity later this year for a winter 2014-15 event.

Recent events

May 3rd - Clean Sherborn Day - Saturday cleanup

Thank you to those of you joining us on Saturday to help do some Spring Cleaning of our town open space.  We had volunteers out on 5 properties around town that we know of. Maybe you made it out to another one?  If you where there, and took any photos or found anything interesting.  Let us know.  We look forward to expanding this event more next year.

You can always reach us by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for generail info, or to volunteer.  You can also contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for trail specific questions.


Trail Issues


SFTA is the contact for any trail maintenance on town trails.

Please email us at to report fallen trees or any obstructed trails.  For general information you can also reach us at

Thank you, and enjoy the trails.