MCC Fitness Trail Rules of Use

Trail Restrictions

For the safety and enjoyment of trail users, and the protection of the trail and wildlife, the following activities ARE NOT PERMITTED along the MCC Fitness Trail, or in adjacent woods or meadows:

  • hunting (bow or firearms)
  • paintball
  • camping
  • swimming
  • use of motorized vehicles, including dirt bikes, ATVs, quads, etc.

Dogs ARE permitted, provided that they are kept on a leash at all times, and that owners clean up after them.

Safety Tips

Though this is not a complete list of safety tips, observing the following guidelines will increase your personal safety while using the trail:

  • Walk with a partner at all times, and carry a trail map with you. 
  • Use fitness stations exactly as outlined on the instructional signs.
  • Wear insect repellent and sunscreen, and carry water.
  • Follow all directional signs and posted regulations.
  • Use trails during daylight hours only, and stay on marked paths.
  • Bring a cell phone and a whistle to use in the event you get lost or need emergency help.
  • In case of an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • Carry identification that includes name, phone number, pertinent medical information, and emergency contact information.
  • Be alert for natural hazards such as stinging insects, thorny vines, poison ivy, etc.
  • Do not leave valuable items visible in your parked vehicle. Store valuables in the trunk or other secure location while you are on the trail.
  • Make sure that young children are closely supervised at all times while using the trail.

Trail Ethics

Please help keep this space safe and beautiful for all. Do not smoke while using these trails – it creates a significant safety hazard, and compromises the air quality and the environment. Carry out any litter you carry in, and pick up litter you see, even if it’s not your own. Be respectfully quiet on these trails – noise pollution is irritating to Trail users and local wildlife.

Please respect the woods and the wildlife by staying on the marked trails, and by not vandalizing fitness stations, signs or trails. Feel free to remove any small debris (sticks, branches) from the trail that may be a tripping hazard to other trail users. Walkers should yield to bikers or runners, while bikers and runners should slow down and use caution when passing walkers.


Last Modified: 9/18/19