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: horse rides around town, guided walks, bicycle rides across the variety of trails, a very popular hunter pace for equestrians, trail maintenance and construction gatherings, and occasional parties.  You can Join online by paying membership or make a donate to Sherborn Forest and Trail Association at

Thank you for coming out to the Hunter Pace.  We had a wonderful time again this year and hope that you did also.  There was a great group of riders and horses out on the trails last weekend.  Results are now available here. Awards will be sent out to the winners in each category.

We are all deeply saddened to hear about the tragedy at Trinity Stables. The barn was struck by lightning and fully engulfed in flames. 4 horses lost their lives in the fire. Cecil, Howard, Nicara, and Monte.  Update information is being posted on the Trinity Farm Facebook Page. 

To Support and Join Sherborn Forest and Trail Association: 

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

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Upcoming Events 2015

November 8th -  Hunter Pace. Sunday the 8th of November this popular event was back.  We had 90 riders join us again this year.  It was a great course highlighting some of the southern end of our town and great trail network.  Thank you again to the very generous support of our local land owners we could offer this great loop across some private land that is not normally available.  We hope to see you again for the next event.  Results are now availble here.

Winter party -  Social Night out. We are 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 out on the trails here in Sherborn.

Horse Rides - Many of our board and membership are doing regular rides around town.  Let us know if you would like to join in for a ride from your neighborhood or from one of ours.  We can show you the trails and how to link up a beautiful ride around town.  Rides can be at a variety of levels and paces. Let us know if you are interested.

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 on a Monday Morning at 9 or 10am depending on the time of year. If you have an area of town you would like to take a walk with us, or would like to see how to connect around town by trail just let us know.  We will be happy to arrange a walk with you.

Mountain Bike Rides - guided rides of some trails around Sherborn - Let us know if you would be interested in joining us for one of the regular rides.  It stays light lates, but not so much for Fall and Winter, so while we do not lights with us yet. This Fall we will. We encourage rider to have lights on there bicycles at all times as it helps everyone on the roads between trails. Weekend rides we usually head out onto the trail in the morning.  There is now a DS High School 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

October 26th and 27th - COA walks.

October 4th -  Trail Pace - We had a great time out on the trails again this year.  A new loop of the existing trails, with a few sections of trail cleaned up for this event.  Winners were given the great gift cards from some local shops.  Thank you for coming out to join us.

September 19th -  Charles River Paddle. Charles River paddle trip had 11 people this year that did the longer route up to South End Pond.  We also did some cleanup along the way collecting trash and recyclebles.

August 31st - COA walk. Medfield Charles River Reservation

July 13th -  COA walk.  The Bailey Trail loop for a nice morning walk through the forest.

June 21st and 22nd - MA Walking Tour in Sherborn. See the tour at:

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.

September 27th - Saw Mill Demonstration - Cutting timber for use around town.


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

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 general 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.


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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.