Use of LRCT Lands

One of LRCT’s highest priorities is providing opportunities for everyone to enjoy, appreciate, and recreate on our conserved lands. We ask that you respect these lands and their natural values so they can continue to be enjoyed by all.

Learn about public access to and enjoyment of LRCT lands.

Hiking During Mud Season

Our trails stay open year round, this includes mud season: when dirt becomes muddy at the end of winter and beginning of spring due to the melting snow and ice. We ask that you do your part in order to protect our trails during this messy time of year:

  • Stay on the trail to keep it from widening. If you find a trail on the side, don’t follow it as you could be trampling fragile vegetation.

  • Be prepared to turn around if mud is too deep. Once trails dry out, you’ll be hiking before you know it!
  • Hike on durable surfaces. If you see a rock, hop along it; but be careful, it could be slippery.
  • When in doubt, opt for a lower elevation hike, hike in the morning before the temperature rises, look for south-facing trails, and wear appropriate footwear!

Waterproof Maps

LRCT offers waterproof maps for your next adventure at the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area, at the Red Hill Conservation Area, in the Belknap Mountains, or on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Patch Programs

LRCT offers two patch programs for people who explore and enjoy LRCT properties by hiking along a number of trails and to several summits.

Earn your patch:

Opportunities for Your Organization

LRCT strives to make conserved lands available to all for nature education and low-impact recreational activities. We invite your organization to take advantage of these opportunities.