The Southborough Town Forest, approximately 54.50 acres, is adjacent to the Sudbury Valley Trustees' Turenne Wildlife Habitat. The Town Forest offers a network of trails including the historic Bay Path trail that connects Walnut Drive to Woodland Road. There is a pond with a wooden bench overlooking the water. A perfect spot to pause and observe wood ducks, listen to a frog symphony, or view other wildlife.
The forest is relatively young, consisting of oak, hickory, American chestnut, black/gray/white birch, and white pine. The Town Forest is a great location for walking, trail running, dog walking, and snowshoeing. You may see turkeys, hawks, wood ducks, deer, and various species of birds while you enjoy these trails.
There is parking at a small trailhead off Walnut Drive suitable for 2 to 3 smaller cars. This trailhead can be accessed by driving down Walnut Drive and continuing straight where Walnut veers left. This dirt road doubles as a driveway, but if you continue past the house on your left you will arrive at the trailhead.
The trails can also be accessed from Woodland Road. There is room for 2 to 3 cars to park on the shoulder of Woodland Road Parking is also available for 2 cars at the end of Kidder Lane (paved spaces) with a small walk to the side trail with the granite post and wood stairs.
Explorin' the Forest Scavenger Hunt
This all-encompassing scavenger hunt created by the Stewardship Committee is good for all ages! Gear yourself up to find plants, animals, and their homes using your different senses. Take some pictures and see who can check the most off the list.
View the Scavenger Hunt List (PDF).
Backyard Bird Bingo
Grab some family and/or friends and play Backyard Bird Bingo! Download the linked form and see who can get a bingo first! Also on this page are so links about local species that you might see in your travels or to learn more about some of your backyard birds.
View the Backyard Bird Bingo Card (PDF).
Building an Eco-Friendly Backyard
Want to learn about how to create your own eco-friendly backyard? Just like the bird boxes in the Town Forest, adding a bird box to your own backyard can help bring birds and their young into home communities.
View the Building an Eco-Friendly Backyard Guide (PDF) to get started on your first steps.