Attention: Public Health Advisory  

Updated 5/21/20

 7 Lakes Alliance conserves lands and waters in part for the invaluable benefits of being outdoors and enjoying the wonders that the natural world offers to us all. The health of our community, staff and visitors is of utmost importance to us. During this time, we will follow expert guidance from health authorities (Center for Disease Control (CDC)) in response to coronavirus/COVID-19 and Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL). Our trails remain open, but this could change quickly. Check our website for up-to-date information. If you choose to venture out on one of our any trails, please keep in mind that availability of emergency personnel and 7 Lakes staff may be limited and follow these recommendations:

Visitors can help keep state parks, public lands, and land trust tail systems safe and clean by following these best practices

  • Plan a visit to a nearby park or other conservation trails for a short, local visit.

  • Avoid crowded parking lots and trailheads.

  • Obey all park signage and respect park employees.

  • Use the bathroom before you visit; bathroom facilities may be limited or closed.

  • Bring a disposable bag and carry out all trash.

  • Clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste bag in the trash.

  • Avoid activities that put you at greater risk of injury, as first responders are limited because of the COVID-19 response.

To help avoid exposure to COVID-19 and still enjoy the outdoors:

  • Don’t hike or recreate in groups – go with those from within your household and adhere to physical distancing (retain a distance of at least 6’ apart, per CDC guidelines).

  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it often.

  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose.

  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue and promptly dispose of the tissue.

 We need to be extra vigilant in limit the spread of COVID-19 and follow precautions advised by Maine CDC.

Our lands are special in part because they are interconnected with thousands of acres of public land.

- See the following message from Bureau of Parks & Lands Director Andy Cutko:

“Our State Parks are special places all of the time, and for Maine people needing to get outside during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Parks are meeting an urgent need. Of course, with the ongoing and rapidly changing coronavirus pandemic, we must operate all State Parks with the top concern being the safety and health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. With the COVID-19 situation being fluid, our State Parks are currently open with curtailed services for day-use only. Everyone in the Bureau of Parks and Lands is focusing on health and safety, and we will continue to update the information below and strive to post adequate signs and other notices in the parks to inform and keep visitors abreast of park management decisions.” March 23 2020

For current information go to https://www.7lakesalliance.org/ or https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks

137 Main Street,

Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

(207) 495-6039

Mailing Address:

PO Box 250,

Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918

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