Before You Go

Here are some helpful things to remember when planning your visit to one of our preserves. (Please check each preserve’s page for more specific information.)

All preserves are open sunrise to sunset, year round.

Small parking areas, informational kiosks with trail maps, and trails (usually unpaved) are provided at most preserves. Restrooms and drinking water are generally not available.

Leash and Pick Up After Your DogLeash Your Dog
Pets are permitted but must be leashed at all times to keep people, other pets, and wildlife safe.

Pick Up Poop
Dog waste is a health hazard for people, wildlife, and plants. Please bag your pet’s waste and take it with you.

Foot Traffic Only
No motorized vehicles or mountain bikes, please. Such vehicles can be destructive to plants and wildlife and disrupt the quiet experience others come to enjoy.Stick to Trails

Stick to Trails
Please stay on designated trails to protect fragile plants and prevent erosion or wildlife disturbance.

Take Your Trash
Please pick up all trash, even biodegradable materials like food scraps, which are unsightly and attract scavengers that can harm native wildlife.

No Picnicking or Alcoholic Beverages

Hunting and Fishing
Hunting, fishing, and trapping are not permitted. Deer hunting is by special permit only.

Natural Lands Trust encourages preserve visitors to learn about and follow Leave No Trace’s principles for low-impact use of natural areas.

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Nature’s Best Friend

We welcome leashed dogs at many of our preserves, but ask that you follow a few simple guidelines to help protect wildlife and ensure the safety and comfort of all preserve visitors. Learn more

Photo/Video Policy

Our nature preserves can be spectacular backdrops for your photographs or videos. We do, however, have some restrictions and guidelines. Learn more

Helpful Tips

  • Wear sturdy shoes with good traction for unpaved trails
  • Dress appropriately for current and predicted weather conditions
  • Stay on designated trails