The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. Although authorities have closed schools and many businesses, most outdoor spaces remain open. As we seek solace and health in the outdoors, it is important that we also protect the health of all of our neighbors. Many trail and outdoor organizations have issued guidelines for using outdoor spaces including:
Importantly, please also STAY LOCAL and AVOID HIGH USE AREAS when you are choosing where to recreate.
If you see a lot of cars at a trailhead, try a different trail or go during a less busy time of day.
Check the "Find Trails Near Me" box on our Find Trails Page to get a list of trails within 10 miles of your location.
Use the "View Connector Trails" feature on the trail map to see if you could bike to the trailhead or park elsewhere to avoid busy parking lots.
Some trails have had to close because of high use and people congregating. Check the trail manager's website, which is linked at the bottom of every trail posting, to make sure the trail is open.
Joint press release from Maine's Conservation Community and State Natural Resource Agencies
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