Visitor Guidelines

1. Areas are open to visitors from dawn to dusk. No parking after dark.

2. Dogs must be under control at all times to protect sensitive wildlife values, and respect other visitors.

3. Prohibited activities:

  • Do not hunt or trap (unless posted otherwise)
  • Do not build fires, light fireworks, carry firearms, camp, or litter
  • Do not create loud noises, disturbances, or use loud radios
  • Do not cut or remove vegetation, other materials, or make new trails

4. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Trust Preserves.

5. Disturbing, removing, defacing, cutting or otherwise causing damage to a natural feature, sign, poster, barrier, building or other property on the conservation area is prohibited.

6. Please respect the rights of private property owners by staying within the conservation area.

7. Fees are not charged for access but we appreciate your membership support to help offset our management costs. 

Visitors are welcome, with the understanding that they use the area at their own risk, and that they will comply with the above regulations. Whoever disregards or violates any of the above regulations is hereby forbidden to remain upon these premises, and is subject to arrest, fine and imprisonment as provided by law. The Wildlands Trust cannot assume responsibility for injuries or the loss of personal property.

Suggestions for Safety and Enjoyment

  • BINOCULARS AND FIELD GUIDES can add pleasure to a walk
  • For longer outings, pack water and a snack
  • REMAIN ALERT - Although our stewardship staff and volunteers work hard to keep trails free of hazards, some may be encountered. Please let us know if you notice a major concern
  • CHECK FOR TICKS on yourself, children, and pets during your visit and at its conclusion. Tuck pant legs into socks and stay on marked trails to reduce the risk of bites
  • AVOID POISON IVY, which grows along some trails: “Leaves of Three, Let it Be.” Oils from leaves, stems, and roots can cause rashes at any time of year. Wash with warm, soapy water if exposed. Poison sumac is rarely encountered, as it grows in wet habitats where trails are not generally located
  • BITING INSECTS - If you are bothered by mosquitoes and other biting insects, remember to bring repellent