Trail Safety

Stay safe on the trails!

Some trails are on state, county, town or village roads and share the roadway with vehicles!

Click here to access NYS safety tips for rules for cyclists:  http://safeny.ny.gov/bike-ndx.htm#Tips

and here for pedestrians:  https://www.ny.gov/programs/pedestrian-safety-action-plan

Smart biking tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/10Smartroutesbicycle/pages/smartroutes.htm

Biking under the influence IS a crime in some states; click here for more information: https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/bui_full_chart.pdf

Some trails travel through land where hunting takes place seasonally. Click here to access information about NYS hunting calendars and regulations:  https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason19.pdf

Click here for information about tick-borne illness and prevention: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Docs/CampsLyme.pdf

Good rules of thumb: 

ALWAYS wear a helmet while biking (not just children!)

Strive to be SEEN: Bright colors, lights, reflective gear

Make NOISE: Wear a whistle; use a bike bell AND announce you're passing on the left