Due to Covid 19, we previously had been informed by New Lowell Conservation camp managers, that hikers were not allowed to hike through the New Lowell CA.

According to the latest information from park management:

1) Hikers are allowed again through the park but must wear a mask.

2) Washrooms are available for use but are limited to 2 people at a time and everyone must wash their hands prior to entering the toilets and after they leave.

Also, note that parking available once you enter the gates to the left. This area alone will hold 20 cars and the parking space on the right will hold up to 10 cars. Weekends might be tighter for parking as overnight campers take up those spaces.

CHANGES TO HIKING ON RAILLINE: Due to the fact that the Mad River section of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail between New Lowell and Utopia follows an abandoned railline, which is very overgrown in late summer and fall, we are officially closing this 11 km section from August till end of fall. End-to-end hikers have the option of skipping this section, or resume in the winter or spring when the plant growth is next to nil and the rail line is easier to navigate. If end-to-enders insist on hiking through, they do so at their own risk.

Frieda Baldwin

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