Trail Etiquette

We welcome you to enjoy our Trails, and to please remember and respect the following points of etiquette:

  • Read the description for the trail you are planning to enjoy and follow the guidelines
  • Stay on the marked trails and do not take shortcuts
  • Keep pets on a leash and clean up after them
  • Respect the private property of residents living along the trails
  • Stay to the right on a trail, and pass on the left
  • Be courteous to fellow trail users
  • Bike riders yield to both hikers and horseback riders; hikers yield to horseback riders
  • Leave all trees, leaves, wood, rocks and plants for others to enjoy
  • Remove all litter and leave the trail cleaner than you found it
  • Respect the sounds of nature and avoid loud noises

Trail Rules

  • Departing from marked trails is permitted in meadowland and in open plantation forested areas. Please stay on designated trails in other forested areas, and near wetlands and private property.
  • Do not create new trails
  • Do not pick or damage vegetation.
  • Please keep your dog on the leash for safety and wildlife reasons
  • Cyclists yield to hikers. Sections of the access trail from Elgin Park Drive are quite narrow and cyclists should exercise caution.
  • Carry out all garbage and litter
  • Do not light fires

Do not feed or aggressively approach wildlife, including birds