Know Before You Go

Explore Walloon

While you’re visiting, please respect property limits and keep Walloon-area neighborhoods tranquil. Help us protect the plants, animals, and habitats that make these places special.

  • Stay on the trail
  • Carry out your trash
  • Keep pets on a leash

Walloonlake-dog-hikingQuincy, Ambassador of Happiness, is very happy hiking on his leash! 

General Information

  • Many properties have parking areas; others require road-side parking. Use caution when parking along roads.
  • Many properties have marked trails.
  • Dogs are allowed on leash; please clean up after your pet.
  • Two preserves contain pet waste stations; please use the bags as needed, but DO NOT leave them at the preserve.
  • No bathroom facilities are available at our preserves or nature areas.
  • Be prepared for uneven, wet, or muddy conditions.
  • Learn to identify poison ivy (common in our area), and poison sumac (found in or near wetlands).
  • Plan for mosquitoes or other insects, especially in wet woodlands or near wetlands.
  • The Conservancy from time to time may install trail cameras in an effort to track usage at preserves, or to monitor for trespass or uses that are prohibited.

IMG_2858Megan Muller-Girard, Seasonal Stewardship Specialist, was stung by a yellow-jacket while leading
a workday – a normal part of being in nature!