But, we do ask that you follow some basic guidelines of what you can do when you visit a Trustees property. Not sure whether you can mountain bike or bring your dog? You can search our reservations based on these and many other criteria.
A Massachusetts State Fishing License is required for freshwater fishing at all properties where fishing is permitted. Please observe catch-and-release policies and other fishing regulations as they apply. A license is not needed for saltwater fishing.
Hunting is permitted on some properties subject to state and town laws. In some cases, specific Trustees of Reservations permits are required and specific management regulations apply. During the hunting season, signs are posted at properties where hunting is permitted. Click here for further details or contact the appropriate management region office before setting out.
All visitors who choose to ice skate on ponds at reservations do so at their own risk. Visitors should make sure that ponds are sufficiently frozen before ice skating.
All visitors who choose to swim in water bodies on or adjacent to reservations do so at their own risk. Lifeguards are not present at most properties.
Dog walking is permitted on some properties and not on others. Where dog walking is permitted, please follow posted regulations and observe the following rules of etiquette:
The Green Dogs program is a pilot program at several of our reservations, which is aimed at creating a welcoming, safe environment for dogs, their owners, and all of our visitors.
Mountain biking is permitted on some properties and not on others. Where and when mountain biking is permitted, please carry a permit (where required), follow posted regulations, and observe the following rules of etiquette:
Horseback riding is permitted on some properties and not on others. Where and when horseback riding is permitted, please carry a permit (where required), follow posted regulations, and observe the following rules of etiquette:
Photography, Film & Video
Non-commercial, personal, outdoor hobby photography, film & video of Trustees properties are welcome, though we do ask that you do not photograph inside historic houses. However, subsequent commercial use of such photographs and video/film footage requires prior written permission from The Trustees of Reservations; fees will likely apply. Commissioned or commercial photography, film & video of any kind requires a prior contractual agreement with The Trustees of Reservations; fees will likely apply. Photography for stock purposes is not allowed. For more information, contact our Communications Director.