February 3, 2017 - Friday - Conservation Connections 2017: Guest Speaker Brooks Mathewson. Topic - "A Decade on the headwaters: Life on a Beaver Pond." 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). Purchase tickets at www.mkt.com/sfta
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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
To Support and Join Sherborn Forest and Trail Association: mkt.com/sfta
Upcoming Events 2017
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 www.mkt.com/sfta
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.
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. Updated info is on the Hunter Pace page, which includes all the details and results from this years event. Results are posted If you have any photos you would like to share, you can always send them to us at
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: 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
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:
for general info, or to volunteer. You can also contact us at
for trail specific questions.