Are LRCT Trails Open for Hiking during COVID-19?
LRCT’s properties will remain open for now, and we continue to monitor the changing situation in case it becomes necessary to consider trail closure to protect public health as well as the natural resources.
While we usually love to see people enjoying our trails, this is quite an unusual time. The combination of fragile, muddy spring trails, increased numbers of visitors to our conserved lands, and global health concerns gives us all pause.
To be responsible hikers and members of this community right now means:
– Stay local. Please respect NH’s stay-at-home order, particularly the physical distancing requirements.
– If you arrive at a trailhead and the parking lot is full, please come back later or find a different place to explore.
– Only hike on the trail. Need to step aside to practice physical distancing? That is fine! Wait for the other hikers to pass, then return to the trail to continue your hike.
– Please do not hike on the side of or off of the trail.
Remember, LRCT’s trails and conserved lands will be here when this is all over. Until then, thank you for your ongoing support and for doing your part to keep our trails and community healthy.