Outdoor Center News

Seasonal Trail Use Reminder

Last Updated: 30.Nov.2018

Yeah! Early snow fall!

Hold on:  it's still hunting season

With several hunting seasons in full swing and deer muzzle loader season looming large, we’d like to remind our community and members about our seasonal trail use policy. Unless a trail is shown as open on our conditions board, it is closed. The Outdoor Center maintains agreements with private landowners to use certain corridors of their land in the winter as ski and snowshoe trails. Part of those agreements include use (or not) of the corridor during hunting season. An example? The Village Trail is closed for the duration of hunting season. Respect our generous landowners who share this resource by honoring their wishes.

Fall and winter brings hunting and trapping season to Vermont. We urge all members and guests to be alert while using our trail network and to wear bright, high-vis colors while running, biking and walking on Center land through the end of big game season.

Another aspect of trail safety during this time of year is awareness of traps. Trapping is not allowed on Center land, however, on any private land in Vermont trappers are not required to erect signage as to where they're trapping, nor are they required to set their traps away from trails. Staying on trails is always a good idea for you and your four-legged companions, but especially when traps may be out.

For a complete calendar of hunting and trapping seasons in Vermont, go to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website.