ENJOY reserves on foot, skis, or snowshoes. Dogs are welcome. They must be under your immediate control and local leash laws apply. Dogs are required to be on a leash at Hollow Fields reserve in Richmond.

Hunting and fishing are permitted, subject to MA state regulations (Parsons Marsh and the Roosevelt Reserve do not allow hunting or fishing). No motorized vehicles are allowed. 

Click here for MassWildlife Hunting Regulations and Safety. 

Tad  Ames - snow ski tracks

PROTECT the trails, wildlife, and land. Carry out what you bring in, take only photos, and leave everything else just as you found it. 

APPRECIATE that this land provides a home, food, and shelter to wildlife and protection for clean drinking water. Respect wildlife and keep your distance.  

Please be aware that BNRC reserves do not have restrooms, so be prepared with water and containers to carry out any waste from people or dogs.  


We recognize that hiking in a group can bridge a barrier for those venturing outdoors. In the past two years, Berkshire Natural Resources Council has seen significantly increased visitation and stress on trailheads. With the experience of all users in mind, we ask that those planning to lead group hikes on BNRC Trails keep these requests/considerations in mind:

  • Try to limit group participation to 15. 
  • Carpool and shuttle so your group leaves spaces for other visitors.
  • Consider scheduling hikes at times that are generally less busy, such as weekdays or late afternoon on weekends.  
  • Get in touch if you are regularly leading hikes on BNRC reserves (Email Mariah at: mfogg@bnrc.org).  


To request permission for events that are not group hikes please fill out BNRC’s Special Use / Event Inquiry Form and submit it to frontdesk@bnrc.org.