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Trail Marking System

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Carlisle Trails Committee

Carlisle, MA - USA

 

Trail Marking System

 

 

Traditionally Carlisle trails were usually marked with blue paint blazes the size of a dollar bill, Trail Markerpainted on trees about five feet above the ground.  Our new standard marker is a blue disc with a figure of a hiker. 

 

 

 

Trail markers for some of the older conservation parcels, such as Greenough and Davis, are red paint blazes or can tops.  The trails in Great Brook Farm State Park are marked with blue paint or blue plastic triangles.

 

 

 

 

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife marked their trails in Great Meadows with dollar-sized plastic tags that have the department's duck logo on the top.  These trails run parallel to the Concord River and are open only for walking, due to the delicate habitat.  We wish to thank the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife for working with us in providing public access to some of their land holdings in Carlisle.

 

 

 

Seasonal Trails
Access to some of Carlisle's trails is seasonal due to weather conditions or agricultural usage.  In the Rivermeadow Reservation for example, the River Trail is often literally under water in spring and early summer, but during winter when the river freezes it's a spectacular setting for skiing and hiking or snow-shoeing.  Similarly, the leased farmlands offer limited perimeter access after planting and before harvest, but are open for cross-country skiing and even hunter pace events in the late fall and through the winter.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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