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

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

August 12th - COA walk - Nason Hill Woods, with an option for a longer loop on private land with permission.

September 27th - Saw Mill Demonstration - Massachusettes DCR is bring thier portable saw mill to the Barber Reservation.  We will be milling a few logs to show how a saw mill works. We will be using what we can to help with Barn Restoration project.  Remaining pieces will be used for the maintenance and repairs on the trails around town.

October 5th - Charles River Paddle - Paddle down the Charles River by canoe or kayak and see the town from a new perspective. It is a great time of year to be out on the water.

November 8th - Bicycle Pace - Based on the popular format of the Hunter Pace event, we will offer a different route for Bicycles on Saturday.  Come out and see some of the wonderful trails of Sherborn on 2 wheels.

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


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.  This time of year it starts to get dark early, so for weeknight rides we bring lights with us to help see on the trail. Weekend rides we usually head out onto the trail in the morning.

Conservation Connections - we will be bringing back this very popular event around the end of January 2015.  We are looking at dates and times with some speakers, possibly a band, and lining up some good food and drink.  We hope you can make it.

Recent events

May 3rd - Clean Sherborn Day - Saturday cleanup

May 14th - Barber Reservation master planning.

May 17th - Nason Hill Trail - COA walking tour

May 21st - Norfolk Hunt Club - Grounds for Celebration

June 3rd - Barber Reservation master plan


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.