Outdoor Safety

Whenever you are using Amherst conservation land for recreation, common sense and care are required.

First, don't get lost!  Use a map and be sure you can find your way back.  Make sure you have enough time to return before the sun sets and the light disappears.

Some animals found in Amherst could be dangerous or could cause injury, including moose, bear, deer, coyote, and also porcupines and skunks.  Keep your distance from wildlife!

Possible dangers also include tick born and mosquito born diseases.  Take appropriate precautions against ticks and mosquitos.

It is important to understand that hunting is permitted on Amherst Conservation lands.  Hunters may be nearby during hunting seasons.  Hunters should also remember that hikers and their pets may be nearby as well.  Please be respectful of all conservation land users!