TRAIL TIPS

Share the Trail

Whether walking, biking, running, birdwatching, or walking the dog, we all use trails – and now more than ever. National reports have indicated a 100 to 200 percent increase in trail use over the last few months while our cities and towns have been on stay-at-home or stay-close-to-home orders. The LHT is a community resource, built and managed by the community, for the community. And it takes a community of trail users to maintain a safe and inclusive experience for all. Here are some tips.

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Spring: Getting back into your exercise routine.

Now that days are warmer and we have more daylight, there are fewer excuses for us to stay inside. So, its time to get back out and enjoy the trail. And a little exercise and sunlight is good for everyone after more time at home than usual. But, like many people, if you haven’t been exercising outdoors regularly these last few months, here are a few suggestions to make your transition easy and...

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Trails for All

The LHT is your local community trail. We hope you walk, run, ride your bike or walk the dog on it! But did you know there are trails all around you? The trails movement is a national effort to promote health, recreation, environment, alternative transportation, and livable communities. Trails used to be something you found only in rural forests or parks, but intentional development of trail...

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Trail Etiquette and Safety

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a multipurpose trail, open to bicyclists, walkers, joggers, hikers and skaters. Please be courteous to all trail users. The LHT is open year-round from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. If snow or rain renders any segment of the LHT impassable by foot or bike, please refrain from using it. Trail users must stop and move off trail when law enforcement, patrol,...

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First Aid for the Trail

Accidents can happen, even on short trips along the trail. If an accident happens, here are some basic things to remember.  Scene Safety Assess the scene. What happened & what caused the accident? Look around quickly to determine if the cause of the accident is something that could also cause harm to you. If so, find a safer location. If the scene is safe you can move...

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LHT in Winter

Don't let the cold winter months trap you and your family indoors. Winter is a great time to get out on the trail. Here are 5 reminders to help you plan ahead and prepare for safe and fun winter outdoor activities.  Clothing This will be temperature-dependent, but one consistent piece of advice to keep warm and dry is to dress in layers.Multiple layers help...

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