Public Hearing June 10th at 7pmfor proposed Backwoods Trail, click here for more info.
Cancelled until further notice
Community Hikes -
Trail Use and COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. Although authorities have closed schools and many businesses, most outdoor spaces remain open. As we seek solace and health in the outdoors, it is important that we also protect the health of all of our neighbors. Many trail and outdoor organizations have issued guidelines for using outdoor spaces, including:
- Avoid high use areas when choosing to recreate. If you see a lot of cars at a trailhead, try a different trail (lots of choices in Concord, see the list below!) or go during a different time of day.
- Make the health of everyone in our community a priority. Go outside only if you are feeling healthy and you have not had close contact with anyone who is sick.
- If you have to drive to access outdoor spaces, do not carpool with non-household members.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting, including the outdoors.
- Please leash your dog! They are members of your household and need social distance as well (and most standard leashes are 6 feet in length).
Trail Master Plan SurveyThe City is developing a Master Plan to guide the future development of trails. Please fill out the survey to contribute your thoughts and feedback by March 31st. Click here for survey.
As the snow melts, you may find that the trails can get muddy. Improper use of trails can negatively impact the trails and ecology surrounding the trails. Please follow muddy-trail etiquette found by clicking here. The following trails tend to be dryer:
- Jim Hill Riverwalk & Lehtinen Park Trail (Map 2)
- Sewalls Falls Trails (Map 10)
- Morono Park Trail (Map 11)
- East Concord Heritage Trail (Locke Road - Map 20)
- Broken Ground (Map 30)
Trail Closure: West End Farm Trail (Maps 26 and 28) A portion of the West End Farm Trail has been closed by the private land owners, see updated Maps 26 and 28.
The Trails Subcommittee is reviewing proposals for two new trail extensions.
- Backwoods Loop (connects to Winant Park) UPDATED 5/18/20. Click here for the proposed route, revised April 7, 2020. The Conservation Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, June 10th at 7 pm. Click here for more info.
- Knowlton Woods Loop (connects to Oak Hill trails) UPDATED 5/18/20. Click here for the proposed route. A site walk is scheduled for June 4th at 6 pm and June 5th at 9 am, contact Beth at email@example.com for more information. A public hearing will follow in the summer. Check back here for future updates.
The Trail Guide Book can be printed or is available for purchase for $7 from the Planning Division, City Hall third floor.
Trail RegulationsThe following uses are prohibited on City lands and trails, per City Ordinance:
- Motorized wheeled vehicles
- Littering (including failing to pick up after your pet)
The City trails are maintained by many volunteers. We appreciate your cooperation to help keep the trails in excellent shape! If you would like to help out by cleaning up trash at the trail heads, check out the City's Blue Bag program.
Please note the following guidelines to ensure that the trails remain in their natural state and open to the public:
- Carry out what you carry in (including dog poop bags!)
- Please stay on the marked trails.
- Please do not disturb the plants and wildlife.
- Please respect the private property that surrounds the trails.
- Please follow our Trail Manners for You and Your Dog.