Social Distancing in Nature

Play it safe and leave no trace.

Parks, trails, and natural areas across our area have been seeing more visitors recently, including Sycamore’s public nature preserves. It’s great to get outside! Just remember that safety, courtesy, and protecting nature always come first.

Do your part and remember these rules if you venture out for a hike:

If a parking area is full, come back another time.

Sycamore’s preserves can accommodate fewer visitors than many public natural areas, so plan to visit when it’s less busy.

Always respect our neighbors.

Don’t park where you shouldn’t or trespass on private property.

Leave no trace when you visit.

Carry out your trash, and don’t take or disturb anything. Fires, camping, collecting plants or rocks, and off-leash dogs are never permitted on Sycamore property.

Practice social distancing.

Always maintain at least 6 feet between you and anyone not in your household. Be careful if you have to pass other hikers. Visit just with members of your household, and don’t plan group hikes.

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