before you visit

We love visitors! Here’s some more information that will make your visit enjoyable and help to minimize your impact on nature and other visitors.

Visitor Guidelines

hours
Our preserves are open sunrise to sunset, year round. Occasionally, we may close certain trails or parking areas for maintenance, special events, or snow removal.

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

leashes required
Pets are permitted but must be leashed at all times to keep people, other pets, and wildlife safe. No exceptions. Violators may be asked to leave the preserve.

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. Please come prepared with your own waste bags.

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
Please stay on designated trails to protect fragile plants, prevent erosion or wildlife disturbance, and reduce the chance of tick-borne illnesses.

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 alcohol