Recreation

Can I use a metal detector on Forest Society Reservations?

Recreational/treasure hunting use of metal detectors on Forest Society property is prohibited.  The only use of metal detectors that is allowed is limited to academic research, with those activities guided and controlled by a written Memorandum of Understanding document.

Can I ride my mountain bike on Forest Society Reservations?

Non-motorized bicycle use is permitted on most Forest Society reservations, but is confined to woods roads that can support local and occasional bicycle use. It is strongly encouraged that mountain bikes not be used during mud seasons. Bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails or off-trail/off-road. 

Is swimming allowed in lakes/ponds within Forest Society Reservations?

We're sorry but there are no public swimming facilities on any body of water accessed by Forest Society lands.

Is trapping allowed on Forest Society Reservations?

Yes, we allow trapping on our lands in compliance with State laws and where it won’t conflict with other uses on a reservation.

Do you allow Hunting on your Reservations?

Yes, hunting consistent with state law is allowed on all Forest Society reservations unless explicitly posted otherwise.  You do not need to ask permission to hunt on a reservation.  Temporary tree stands which attach to a tree without damaging it in any way are also permitted.