Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

When visiting the Glengarry Trail System.
The FGTA encourages trail visitors to follow the seven commonly-accepted “Leave No Trace” principles.

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare.
  • Know local land use guidelines and special concerns for the area you are visiting.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies, have a cell phone available as the use of the trails is unsupervised.
  • Travel on Durable Surfaces, protect fragile vegetation by staying on the trail.
  • Dispose of Waste Properly.
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
  • Pack out hygiene products.
  • Please pack out strained food scraps.
  • Leave What You Find.
  • Rocks, plants and other natural objects are best enjoyed in their natural states. Removal of these items is prohibited on public and private lands.

Respect Wildlife

  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Dogs should be on a leash at all times. Clean up after your dog.
  • To protect your dog and wildlife, consider leaving your dog at home.
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Let nature’s sounds prevail.  Avoid loud  noises.
  • ATVs and other motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Glengarry trail system.
  • Horse Back Riding is not allowed on the Glengarry Trails.  When people have brought their horses on the trail it has sometimes caused damage to the trail surface.  It costs the FGTA money and time to repair the boardwalks and or resurface the trails.

Having a cell phone with you is a good safety precaution. Put your cell phone in vibrate mode