COVID-19 Trail Use Notice

Welcome to Orono Land Trust Lands.  Trails are open to the public unless designated otherwise.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, we request that you still adhere to the following protocols put forth by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry:

  • If you’re sick, stay home: It puts others at risk when you leave home while exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19, or if you have recently been exposed to the virus.

 

  • Practice social distancing: Stay at least six feet away from other people who do not live in your household. If necessary, step aside when passing other people on the trail. Use the trails only with people that you are already in close contact with.

 

  • Don’t touch: Avoid touching signs, kiosks, buildings, and benches to minimize the potential spread of the virus.

 

  • Don’t linger: Shorten your stay when visiting natural stopping points so everyone can enjoy them while maintaining a safe distance.

 

  • Don’t take risks: Stick to easier terrain to avoid injuries, which add stress on first responders and medical resources.

 

  • Avoid peak times: Get out earlier or later in the day. If the trailhead parking lot is crowded, the trail itself is crowded.  Come back another time.  The trails are nice when it is cloudy too.

 

  • Stay off wet/muddy trails: Using trails when they are muddy and wet can lead to damage that can be difficult to repair. Please stay off of them until they are reasonably dry.

Please consult www.oronolandtrust.org or our Facebook Page for up to date information.  If each of us practices sensible and responsible land use, we can all enjoy the trails.

 

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