Northborough

The Boroughs Loop Trail connects the trail networks of Marlborough, Southborough, Westborough, and Northborough to create a 33-mile regional trail that encourages the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the Boroughs' beauty and natural resources.

The Loop Trail links wooded walking trails, bike paths, aqueduct trails, and sidewalks. Hikers, walkers, and runners are welcome on all parts of the trail. Some sections will allow mountain biking and dog walking.

Mourning Doves in Northborough

March 21, 2019

Mourning doves in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
Mourning doves in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed these mourning doves near her home in Northborough.

House Sparrow in Northborough

February 20, 2019

A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this house sparrow in Northborough.

Backyard Birds in Northborough

January 31, 2019

A dark-eyed junco in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A dark-eyed junco in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed a dark-eyed junco and a house sparrow in Northborough.

Backyard Birds in Northborough

January 21, 2019

A black-capped chickadee in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A black-capped chickadee in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A blue jay in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A blue jay in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A blue jay in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A blue jay in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A dark-eyed junco in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A dark-eyed junco in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A tufted titmouse in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A tufted titmouse in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed a black-capped chickadee, a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a house sparrow, a northern cardinal, and a tufted titmouse around her feeder in Northborough.

Green Street CR, by Bill Shelley

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Sweeping meadow views greet you at the Town of Northborough’s Green Street land. The Northborough Trails Committee has created trails that take you across the Green Street field, over Howard Brook, and onto the steep wooded hillside. Howard Brook—a tributary of the Assabet River—is a cold-water stream that supports native brook trout.

SVT holds conservation restrictions (CRs) over three properties here: Green Street, Rawstron, and Rawstron Woods.

Escape Black Friday: "Give Thanks for the Land" Instead!

Give Thanks for the Land with SVT on Black Friday
Give Thanks for the Land with SVT on Black Friday

New Location: Memorial Forest in Sudbury     

The tradition continues! SVT is once again leading our annual "Give Thanks for the Land" walk, but this year it will be held the day after Thanksgiving. 

Avoid the mall and the traffic jams on Black Friday. Instead, join Executive Director Lisa Vernegaard on this moderate-to-fast-paced walk through our Memorial Forest Reservation in Sudbury. It's a great chance to enjoy some fresh air while working off your Thanksgiving feast. (No dogs, please.)

Friday, November 23
10:00 am to Noon
Learn more and register

This walk was originally scheduled for Cedar Hill in Northborough but has been relocated.

Snapping Turtle in Northborough

October 8, 2018

A snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this baby snapping turtle making its way from its nest across her Northborough yard.

Snapping turtle Hatchlings in Northborough

October 7, 2018

Snapping turtle hatchlings in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Snapping turtle hatchlings in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed these baby snapping turtles emerging from a nest near her Northborough home. Marnie says the mother had laid eggs on June 4th. She counted at least 10 hatchlings marching out of the hole.

Giant Swallowtail Chrysalis in Northborough

October 8, 2018

A giant swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A giant swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this giant swallowtail chrysalis in her Northborough garden, after its transformation from the caterpillar she photographed on September 29th.

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