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Conservation Land Regulations

South Hadley Conservation Land Regulations

The following regulations are in effect:

  • No unauthorized motorized vehicles allowed
  • No alcoholic beverages, no glass bottles
  • No littering! Pack in, pack out
  • No open fires
  • Conservation Areas are open from dawn to dusk
  • All passive outdoor activities that take place within 100 feet of wetlands or water shall be confined to existing trails
  • All horseback riding and mountain bikes shall be restricted to existing trails
  • Plants may not be cut or removed other than for scientific purposes and as specifically authorized by the Conservation Commission
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times
  • Pick up after your dog; do not leave bagged pet waste
  • Fishing is allowed and must comply with all Massachusetts Laws


  • Hunting is only permitted at the Bachelor Brook-Stony Brook Conservation Area. 
  • All hunting activities must comply with Massachusetts regulations and statutes. To learn more, visit the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife:
  • Hunting is PROHIBITED at all other Town-owned Conservation Areas. 
  • No hunting on Sundays anywhere in Massachusetts.
  • Wear blaze orange clothing and be safe!

Social Justice Statement

Conservation Commission Social Justice Statement

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