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, 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

Winter has left, time for spring.  We have some new events and some returns of past events for 2015.  We hope you can come out and join us soon.  Our annual Green Flyer will be coming to you soon with updates on what is going on, and asking if you will join us again.

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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

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Upcoming Events 2015

May 2nd -  Clean Sherborn Day. Saturday May 2nd had some great volunteers out helping clean up our town.  Thank you very much to the 15 people that meet up at Town Hall, dozen or so at Farm Pond, and the others we heard from around town cleaning up their neighborhoods.  Thank you.  Sadly, the groups filled up several pickup trucks with trash and recycle bags that were taken to the transfer station. Great that we got that much trash off our road sides, sad that there is so much there.  Hopefully our road sides, and our open spaces will be a bit cleaner for a while now.  Please join us next year to help us get to more places in town that seem to always need some extra attention.

May 10th -  Mothers Day Trail Hike. Laura and Sam will leak a hike through Rocky Narrows for Mother's Day (with their Mother). Meet at 10am at the parking area by Farm Road and The Charles River.  Hike will head in to the trails along the Charles River on this nice section of open space property, with a loop in the Rocky Narrows reservation including a great view of the King Phillip Overlook.

May 16th -  Barber Reservation walk. Meet at 8:30 am at the Barber Reservation parking lot for a morning nature walk. We'll identify common trees starting to leaf out and explore the trails leading across the power lines and into the wetlands. Bring your binoculars to spot any birds we can find nesting at the Barber or passing through on their migrations.

June 6th -  National Trails Day. We will take this opportunity to get out and do some trail repair and construction work before the summer really gets going.  Let us know if a trail near you needs some work. We will meet at 8am to head out to the trails around town in groups. We usually need to clear down trees, repair wash out areas, and help mark a new trail.

June 8th -  COA walk. We will walk up to the big pines from North Main street up to the cell tower of Hunting Lane and back down.  This is a nice hike on mostly well graded paths, with a few side trail options that are steeper if there is interest.  The walk starts at 9am from the trail head on the west side of N. Main st.

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 an additional 5 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 2nd -  Hunter Pace. Sunday the 2nd 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 open open the one day for this great event.  Average Pace riders will be rewarded with ribbons and prizes again.


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

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 is starting to stay late a bit longer again, so we have started up weeknight rides again. We do bring lights with us to help see on the trail and be seen on the roads on those days we stay out a bit longer. Weekend rides we usually head out onto the trail in the morning.  Let us know if you'd like to join us.

We also have a new ground of DS high school students running mountain bike rides and trail runs.

Snow events - We are looking into the plans for winter snow events.  Explore the woods and fields by ski and/or snowshoe.  Hopefully with some warm food and drink for post event conversations (As the barn renovation continues at the Barber Reservation). Let us know if you would like to join us for some fun in the snow.

Past year of events

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.

June 3rd - Barber Reservation master plan

May 21st - Norfolk Hunt Club - Grounds for Celebration

May 17th - Nason Hill Trail - COA walking tour

May 14th - Barber Reservation master planning.

May 3rd - Clean Sherborn Day - Saturday cleanup


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.