With many trails and natural areas slowly opening, it is important to continue to ensure safety and social distancing while enjoying the outdoors. This page provides information for safe trail usage and has been prepared using the guidelines outlined by the Trans Canada Trail (TCT).
McMaster Forest remains open with social distancing protocols in place. Group interactions are not permitted at the forest and trail users must maintain a safe social distance. Do not visit the forest if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or show symptoms of the virus. In addition, when visiting McMaster Forest please remember to stay on trail, keep dogs on leash, and that biking is not permitted on the property.
Be sure to check out the latest updates before you visit.
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Plan ahead and be prepared. Choose trails close to home, research the status of the trail, avoid the busiest time, and prepare a “Clean Trail Kit” (sanitizer, face covering, toilet paper).
Verify the rules of the trail. Remember, your actions help ensure trails stay open. If the trail is busy, adjust your plan and come back another time.
Note, some trails are operating in one-direction only. Be sure to check and respect signs.
On the Trail
- Manage your own risks.
- Keep 2m (6 feet) from others and avoid congested areas.
- Leave pets on a leash.
- Respect public health guidelines by practicing good respiratory etiquette and the environment by adopting Leave No Trace principles.
- Sanitize frequently and avoid touching surfaces.
- Respect closed amenities.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
- Be friendly!
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