Heavy Equipment on McKenzie Carriage Road - Use Caution
All trails are now open. However, there is still equipment on the McKenzie Carriage Road. Hikers and horse riders should use caution when using that road.
Safety and Regulations - Walk Woodstock
Photo credit: Donna Taylor
Woodstock Police 802-457-1420
Wear good hiking shoes, stay on designated trails, and carry a few emergency supplies along with adequate water. Be aware of any approaching weather systems and avoid ridgetops during thunderstorms. Leave no trace; pack out whatever you pack in.
Woodstock lies within a temperate zone and experiences four full seasons and hiking is popular throughout the year. Arrive prepared for a wide variety of weather conditions. In winter, trails may be covered in ice or snow. Use crampons or other traction devices for your boots. In autumn, loose, slick leaves on the trail can cause hikers to trip or turn an ankle. Be certain to wear ankle supporting boots. In spring, the snow melt will cause the trail to be soft and fragile. Please stay on the trails during the spring, and try to pick a day after a dry spell to go hiking.
Remember to help protect your public lands by following these trail regulations.
Did You Know?
In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation. You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.