Sherborn Forest and Trail Association

Its a great time to get out on the trails! Please remember to stay 6 feet apart from people you don't live with.  

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. 

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

To Support and Join Sherborn Forest and Trail Association: 

Upcoming Events

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Sherborn Walks Book The popular Sherborn Walks book, with property and trail information has been updated and is available for purchase for $20. 00 at, Town Hall,  and several other outlets in town.

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.  There are regular rides on weekends, and occasional rides in the evening that require lights. The 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.

Note: Alterations to existing trails, or creation of any new trails, on any public-use land in Sherborn, including Sherborn conservation land and town forest land, is not allowed without explicit permission. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in building and/or maintaining trails. Thank you.

Trail Work Days - We do at least 2 bigger trail work days a year, one in the spring and one in the fall, to clean up existing trails and make some new connections.  We will also organize extra trail work days on the 3rd Sturday of each month when needed.  We can add you to the contact list if you would like to help out.

Past events

SFTA Trail Work Day Saturday October 26, 2019  - Thanks to those who attended! 

Forest Appreciation Day 9/14/19 - “Connecting forests, farms, and families”  - thanks for attending!

April 27, 2019 - Major Trail Work Day - Thanks to those that came out!

Friday Feb 1, 2019 at 6:30PM - Conservation Connections 2019 - Once again sold out! Thanks everyone who attended.

October 20, 2018 - Major Trail Work Day - Turnout was light! Hoping for more helping hands next time!

April 21, 2018 - Major Trail Work Day - We had a great turnout - thanks to all that participated!

January 20, 2018 - Minor Trail Work Day

December 9, 2017 - Minor Trail Work Day

October 21, 2017 - Major Trail Work Day

February 3, 2017  - Friday - Conservation Connections 2017:  For details, see Conservation Connections 2017. Expect great people, great food and drink, live music and conversation.  Come out to join us again for this very popular event.  Sold out a couple weeks in advance last time (building capacity).  See you there. Purchase tickets at

November 13, 2016 - Sunday - Hunter Pace: The return of the always popular Hunter Pace! This year we returned to the Pine Hill School for the start. For 2018 Hunter Pace info see the Hunter Pace page, which includes all the details for this years event.

November 5, 2016 - Saturday - Trail Work Day:

October 2, 2016 - Sunday - The 3rd Annual Charles River Paddle

August 15th - Monday 9am: Walk along the Medfield Charles River Reservation with the COA - breakfast provided, so just let us know you are coming. (car pool option leaving at 8:30am from Town Hall available). Information on the COA walks can be found at:

June and July - We had a couple trail work days around town and focused on starting the roadside trail conections.  Notice was sent arond to the email list for volunteers, and we had many come out to help. Thank You!   The first Roadside Trail that was requested and built was along Brush Hill Road and Perry Street. it has a connection down towards Course Brook Farm, and loops behind the old cemetary and out to the Powerlines.  This should give a safe route along the sides of the narrow roads for people to walk and ride.  We have several other ideas for locations around town.  Let us know if you would like a Roadside Trail or Neighborhood Connection near you.

April 30th - Sherborn Cleanup Day Held in conjuntion with the Town of Sherborn.  We help out with the annual spring cleaning of our town right of ways.  We focus on the areas around the Open Space land with the trails we use and love the most. Then head out to give a hand with the other areas of town that need our help as well.  The Farm Pond Advisory Committee will be hosting a clean up the same time around the Farm Pond Parking area and beach

April 18th - COA walk. Walking through the Rocky Narrows and up to King Philip Overlook.  Great views from the top of the rocks along the Charles River Valley and into Medfield. Several route options from the Rt 27 parking lot starting at 10am

April 9th - Trail Work Day. We had our first big Trail Work day of 2016 on Saturday April 9th.  We met as usual at Pine Hill School parking area at 8:30am for some quick food and drink.  We teamed up and spread out around town from here.  There were a few projects on our list, but was always room to adjust if you had a trail that needs work or a new link that we can help with.

2015 November 8th - 2015 Hunter Pace results are here. Photos are at: Hunter-Pace-2015


Thank you for 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.



Sherborn Forest & Trail Association Membership

Please give us your name, address, email (most contact is done through email) or contact preference, and if you would like to be contacted about any specific areas of our activities (maintenance, social, events). We request $25 for a family support of the open space and trails, and $15 for individuals. Please let us know if you would like to designate any additional amount to specific projects around town. You can make your dontation checks payable to SFTA.

You can also print out a copy of the annual membership flyer, attached as a PDF below, and mail it in to us with your donation and check any boxes for areas of interest that you want to be notified about, or fill out an on-line membership renewal or to make a donation at:

You can also contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.  Thank you


Upcoming Events

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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.