Know Before You Go

We protect land that contributes to our region’s unique scenic character, biodiversity, and water quality, and that provides opportunities for recreation, education, and enhanced quality of life. We encourage you to explore our publicly accessible conservation areas, and would like to offer you some tips to know before you go:

LEAVE NO TRACE

To ensure our conservation areas have long-lasting, effective impacts for all, be sure to leave no trace when exploring our green spaces. How can you best leave no trace? Be sure to plan ahead and prepare for your trip, stay on our sustainable trails, take everything home that you brought with you, dispose of your waste properly, don’t take any nature with you, respect the wildlife, and be considerate of other visitors. Read more about the seven principles here.

HOURS

Dawn to Dusk 365 days a year; exceptions may occur without notice.

FACILITIES

There are no facilities on ALT lands, so be sure to plan appropriately; always remember to bring plenty of water.

KNOW THE TRAIL

Most ALT properties do NOT have detailed maps on site. Be sure to print out a property map before you go, or take along a friend who knows the area well. Find maps on individual green space pages.

BE PREPARED

We recommend carrying a few items with you when visiting a green space, including: water, snacks, a first aid kit, a flashlight, bug spray (wear long sleeves, long pants, high socks, and a hat to help protect against ticks) or sunscreen, a map, a fully-changed phone. This way you can rest assured that you have what you need if something happens along your hike.

MIND THE BOUNDARIES

We like our neighbors, and we want to respect their property lines. Please look out for our boundary markings.

NOT PERMITTED

Camping, Fires, and Alcohol. These activities are not permitted on Allegheny Land Trust conservation areas without prior consent. If you have questions, please contact our staff.

PET POLICY

Please find our full pet policy here. Dogs and other pets are permitted on-leash on many of our conservation areas, please find details and exceptions here. For on-lease sites: keep your dog on a leash to keep other people, pets, and wildlife safe while enjoying our green spaces. Please pack a pick-up bag to scoop your dog’s waste and pack the waste out. If there’s an educational program running while you’re at a conservation area, please be sure to keep your leashed pet away from the programming.

BE SAFE, BE SEEN.

We provide free hunting permits and allow hunting on some of our conservation areas. Know the season, and know the conservation area before you go. Hunters wear orange, and so should you.

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