Trails are open daily, dawn to dusk, for the residents of Tyngsboro and neighboring towns. Traverse several woodland streams, go bird-watching, try to catch a glimpse of a beaver, and observe meadow wildflowers and butterflies. It’s a great place for outdoor exercise and to enjoy nature close to home.
Sherburne Nature Center and Trails activities are open to all who are interested. Activities go rain or shine. In extreme weather conditions, activities are cancelled. No reservations or fees required.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We welcome new members to the Sherburne Nature Center Committee. We need help planning activities and exhibits. High school students and scouts are welcome. Sherburne Nature Center Committee meets monthly.
The public is welcome to join the Committee and to share ideas for the Tyngsboro properties and programs. lf you’re interested, please call the Tyngsboro Conservation Dept. at 978-649-2300 ex. 116.
Fall Nature Walk Saturday, October 20, 10 am
Join us on a Fall Nature Walk starting at the Sherburne Nature Center , led by Naturalist Mark Fraser. Come enjoy the beauty of the fall, hiking along wooded trails. Tyngsborough Forest and Trails committee members will have trail maps available. Spring Bird Walk Saturday, May 11, 9am This is our sixth annual bird walk. From Scarlet Tanagers to Belted Kingfishers, we will marvel at the different that are migrating into our area. Join Naturalist Mark Fraser host of Nature Walks on Discovery News and PBS. We will identify each species and discuss different habits and bird calls. This is a leisurely, short walk on easy (possibly wet) terrain. Please bring binoculars…all levels welcome.
Winter Holiday Time Sunday, December 2, 1-4pm
Come enjoy music and refreshments at Sherburne Nature Center. The Tyngsboro Garden Club will have the place decorated for the holidays. Come and spend the afternoon with friends.
Winter Snowshoe and Animal Tracking Saturday, February 23,10am
Join Naturalist Mark Fraser host of Nature Walks onDiscovery News and PBS on this beautiful winter wonderland nature walk. If the snow is deeper then 8 inches we will snowshoe. If less, we’ll hike through the field and forest enjoying the beauty of winter’s blanket. We will identify different species of birds that over-winter as well as identify different animal tracks in the snow. Bring your snowshoes or hiking boots!
Earth Day Celebration Sunday, April 21, 1-4pm
Join the family fun at the sixth annual Earth Day Celebration. Watch a wildlife puppet show, play nature games, take a woodland walk, view exhibits. Activities will be led by local scouts, naturalists, and volunteers.
Spring Trail Clean-up Saturday, April 20, 9am
Please come lend a hand with raking, trimming, picking up debris, to clean up the trails in Tyngsborough. We’ll start at Sherburne Nature Center, but we might go to other spots in town as well. Bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and trash bags, if you can.
National Trails Day Trail Clean-up Saturday June 1, 9am
Come one, come all. We need individuals, families, scout troops, anyone willing to lend a hand with raking, trimming, picking up debris, to keep the trails in Tyngsboro well maintained. We’ll meet at the Shady Glade Property (off Primrose Lane.) Bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and trash bags, if you can. High school students are welcome and can earn community service credit.
Summer Nature Story Time Tuesday June 18, 2pm
Come listen to wonderful nature stories, then go for a nature walk, as part of Tyngsboro Public Library’s summer reading program.