Northborough

Spotted Turtle at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation

July 16, 2016

A spotted turtle in Northborough, photographed by Ann Hanscom.
A spotted turtle in Northborough, photographed by Ann Hanscom.

Ann Hanscom photographed this spotted turtle at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough.

Spider in Northborough

August 29, 2016

A black and yellow garden spider in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A black and yellow garden spider in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this black and yellow garden spider in Northborough.

Snapping Turtle in Northborough

July 2, 2016

A Snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Marnie Frankian photographed this young snapping turtle while moving it from the steps outside her home in Northborough.

Red Squirrel in Northborough

June 26, 2016

A red squirrel in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A red squirrel in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this red squirrel in Northborough.

Garter Snakes at SVT's Cedar Hill

March 31, 2016

Common garter snakes at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
Common garter snakes at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Jesse Koyen.

Jesse Koyen photographed these common garter snakes at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough.

Mallard in Northborough

March 30, 2016

A mallard in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A mallard in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this mallard in Northborough.

Blue Jay in Northborough

December 30, 2015

A blue jay in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A blue jay in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this blue jay from her home in Northborough.

Mount Pisgah Conservation Area, by David Kindler
Mount Pisgah Conservation Area, by David Kindler

PDF icon Mt. Pisgah Trail Map and Brochure

The Mt. Pisgah complex of lands is a region including parts of Boylston, Berlin, Bolton, and Northborough. The land is wild, rural, and quiet, with few roads through the surrounding area. Along with an extensive trail system, several beautiful vistas provide looks at the surrounding landscape.

A view of the meadow on top of Cedar Hill. Photo by Joyce Dwyer.

PDF icon Cedar Hill and Sawink Farm Trail Map Brochure

PDF icon Crane Swamp Interpretive Trail Brochure

The Crane Swamp Conservation Area spans more than 2,225 acres of open space that straddle the borders of Northborough, Westborough, Southborough, and Marlborough, making this site one of the most significant areas of open space in the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord River watershed. The centerpiece of the conservation area is a 400-acre red maple swamp surrounded by a complex of open fields, wet meadows, ponds, pine plantations, and oak-pine forests, with Cedar Hill to the west and Walnut Hill to the northeast.

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