Rules and Regulations

Unless otherwise noted in our property descriptions all lands owned or managed by HALT are open to the public. The rules below apply to those publicly-accessible properties, and are derived from the National Land Trust Associations book of standards.

  • Open from dawn to dusk
  • No dumping or littering
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No cutting of trees or plants or building new trails
  • No hunting, shooting, or trapping
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No fires or camping

Dogs Walkers:

  • Dog walking is permitted on all trails, unless otherwise noted
  • Dogs must be under your control at all times
  • Pick up and dispose of dog waste off the property
  • Keep dogs on trails and out of ponds, streams and vernal pools
  • Leash or constrain dogs when other hikers or equestrians approach

Mountain biking and horseback riding are permitted on all trails unless otherwise posted. The property activity descriptions note which properties have trails most suitable to horses. However, most trails are designed for pedestrians, and HALT does not guarantee suitability of any trails for biking or horseback riding. Many trails and bridges are narrow, have overhanging branches, large boulders or water crossings. Bridges across streams may not support the weight of horses. Please be cautious.

Note regulations may vary slightly from property to property. Please check for posted regulations when visiting a property.