We love knowing folks are hiking our trails and connecting with nature on our properties which allow public access– after all, it’s a significant part of what we do! Please assist by observing our Trail Stewardship Guidelines: We welcome hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, birding and photography.
Be bear smart.
If encountering a bear while hiking, make your presence known by yelling or making other loud noises. Usually a bear will move from an area once it detects humans. If it does not retreat, slowly leave the area and find an alternate route. The DEEP's 24-hour dispatch line at 860-424-3333, or use this report form. For more information, explore the CT DEEP site.
Be weather smart.
Please use good judgment with weather conditions.