In July 2022, after a process which began 9 months earlier, the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Lincoln Conservation Commission jointly approved an updated set of Conservation Land & Trail Use Regulations. The intent of the process was to seek community input, revise the existing regulations to better reflect current trail usage, and to balance the interests of various user groups in Lincoln. In the coming year, LLCT and the Lincoln Conservation Commission will be evaluating the revised regulations. Trail users are encouraged send in reports of their experiences on the trails to better help the organizations understand user experience on the trails. Reports may be jointly emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Welcome to Lincoln’s conservation lands and trails. Your opportunity to use Lincoln’s open space is accompanied by the responsibility to be a good steward of the land. You can view the complete list of Conservation Land Use Regulations here. A summary of the regulations is posted below. To report any issues you see on the trails, please contact the Lincoln Conservation Commission at 781-259-2612 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please observe the following Regulations while using Lincoln’s trails:
Group Activities and Special Land Use Permits
A Group Use or Land Use Permit Application for conservation land or trails is required for the following situations:
- a group of ten (10) or more people
- a group of five (5) or more unrelated bikers
- a group of five (5) or more horseback riders
- certain activities which are normally prohibited (requires a "land use" permit)
- commercial use or other use not addressed in the “Regulations for Use of Lincoln Conservation Land”
Apply for a group use permit using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/GroupUsePermit-Lincoln
Use of trails and conservation areas owned and managed by LLCT and the Town of Lincoln is at your own risk. Neither the Town of Lincoln, LLCT, nor private landowners assume any liability for injuries to persons or damage to property while on Lincoln’s trails or conservation areas. Failure to comply with the above guidelines may constitute trespassing, result in fines, or the revocation by the owner of permission for public use.
Fines: Any person violating these regulations shall be liable to the Town in the amount of $50.00 for the first violation and $100.00 for each subsequent violation.