DCR South Region Announces Month of March Trail Closure for Mountain Bikes

As part of its natural resource management efforts the Department of Conservation and Recreation South Region including the Blue Hills Reservation, Stony Brook Reservation, Cutler Park, and Elm Bank Reservation is announcing the annual month of March trail closure for mountain bicycles from March 1 to 31, 2012. The thawing of winter frosts and the expected spring rains make the trails particularly vulnerable to rutting and soil degradation during this time of year.

We ask that riders please refrain from bicycle use on all trails and dirt roads within the reservations during March and avoid use of wet or muddy trails throughout the year. Bicycle riding on the paved roads in the reservations is allowed year round.

A free brochure and map on mountain bicycling in the Blue Hills Reservation is available at the Park Headquarters at 695 Hillside Street in Milton and on line at www.mass.gov/dcr . A color map of the entire reservation, newly updated in December 2011 is on sale for $2.00 at the Park Headquarters and the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton. Please call 617-698-1802 for further information.

Photo credit:  Steve Cobble