Trail Etiquette

Please see our Trail User’s Code and ensure the Waterford Heritage Trail and Shadow Lake Park stay beautiful.

Trail User’s Code

  • No motorized vehicles.
  • Stay on the trail. Hike only along marked routes. Do not take shortcuts.
  • Walk with a friend. Let family and friends know your hiking plans.
  • Keep to the right when passed by other trail users.
  • Keep dogs on a leash, especially on or near farmland. Clean up after your dog.
  • Daytime use only.
  • Leave the flowers and plants for others to enjoy.
  • Respect the privacy of people living along the trail.
  • Do not climb fences or open gates.
  • Leave the trail cleaner than you found it. Carry out all litter.
  • Leave only your footprints and take only photographs.
  • No camping or fires.
  • Remember: you use the trail at your own risk.

When riding your bike

  • Share multi-use paths with consideration for pedestrians and other cyclists.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Ring your bell or call out to let others know you’re passing.
  • Do not trespass on private property.
  • Wear a helmet as recommended, and use lights at night.
  • Pay attention and control your speed.