Trails and Outdoor Recreation: Common Sense Guidelines
- Leave your pets at home unless an area permits them.
- Unless you're hunting, trapping, or fishing, it's generally not permitted to disturb or take any wildlife or other artifacts, including plants, animals, fossils, gravestones, stone walls, fences, or signage.
- Stay on designated trails, especially in limestone areas which have sinkholes and crevices in the stone. You could easily break a bone if you fall into one of these.
- If an area is posted as "Closed," respect that sign. The trail may be dangerous, wildlife may be protected, or bats may be hibernating.
- Many of our recreational areas abut private property. Be sure to respect private property.
- Make sure your watercraft or firewood is not carrying an invasive plant or animal species.
- You must have proper licenses and permits for hunting, fishing, trapping, and use of motorized vehicles or watercraft.
- Visit NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation for a comprehensive list of Trail Tips.