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 mkt.com/sfta

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: mkt.com/sfta 

Upcoming Events 2016/2017

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October 2, 2016 - Sunday - The 3rd Annual Charles River Paddle. 9am to about 12 noon (additional time needed if you explore the side stream up to South End Pond and Boggastow Brook, or wish to paddle past Farm Rd).  We will paddle with the current from West Street Bridge in Medfield to the Farm Rd bridge on the Sherborn/Dover line.  We provide cider and donuts on the way at the Rocky Narrows boat launch.  Come out and enjoy the river trails as we get to paddle through fall and see the marsh and forest wildlife from the water. Come by Canoe, Kayak, SUP, or another. Any and all welcome.  Let us know if you will be able to join us so we can get the right amount of Refreshments to share along the river.

November 5, 2016 - Saturday - Trail Work Day: Meet at Pine Hill parking lot at 8:30AM. Bring whatever tools you can carry, like loppers, chain saw, limb saw, rake, etc.  Please email us at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to let us know if you can make it, or with any questions. 

 

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November 13, 2016 - Sunday - Hunter Pace: The return of the always popular Hunter Pace! This year we will return to the Pine Hill School for the start. Updated info is on the Hunter Pace page, which includes the entry forms and liabitly release forms (to cover the land owners that we cross with the event)

 

2017

February 3, 2017  - Friday - Conservation Connections 2017: Save the date!

Winter 2016-2017.  Town Forest in working on scheduling some Forestry work between Brush Hill and North Main St.  This work should primarily be done from the North Main Street side for equipment access. As plans are finalized, we will work to make connections around the work areas to keep the links where possible.

Sherborn Walks Book - The popular Sherborn Walks book with property and trail information is being updated with some of the additional properties in town since the last printing.

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.

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 for a particular project or after a larger storm when needed.  We can add you to the contact list if you would like to help out.

Past events

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: www.sherbornma.org/Pages?SherbornMA_COA/index

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

2015 October 26th and 27th - COA walks.

2015 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.

2015 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.

2015 August 31st - COA walk. Medfield Charles River Reservation

2015 July 13th -  COA walk.  The Bailey Trail loop for a nice morning walk through the forest.

2015 June 21st and 22nd - MA Walking Tour in Sherborn. See the tour at: http://www.masswalkingtour.org/2015.html.

 

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.

 

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

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

Thank you, and enjoy the trails.