Property Visiting Guidelines
Please understand and follow these simple guidelines to enjoy and appreciate our wilderness lands while helping protect and preserve them in perpetuity.
Remove all trash
If you brought it in, take it out. This includes all biodegradable materials, especially human and pet waste.
Leave it as you find it
Please don’t pick the flowers or collect the rocks. With many people visiting the properties, the less impact we each make, the longer we will enjoy what we have.
Keep wildlife wild
Respect wildlife by observing it from a distance and leaving it in peace. Avoid any conflict, and I don’t feed the animals.
Manage your dog
Keep your dog nearby and under control and pay attention to signage. Ask others before allowing your pet to say hello and always pick up after your dog.
Keep it small and short
To reduce the impact of visits, please keep your group small and only stay for a couple of hours so others can enjoy a visit too. Read the signs about access and recognize that a red flag means a property is at capacity.
Eat cold, not hot
Please never use portable stoves or BBQs, and never light fires on GBLT properties. Even small fires damage rocks.
Keep it light
Georgian Bay Land Trust public-access properties are great for low-impact daytime activities like picnicking, swimming, taking photographs, hiking and bird watching. Prohibited activities are camping overnight, lighting fires, leaving garbage, damaging or removing natural materials, making loud noise and using motorized vehicles.
Spread the word
Please share this guide with others in the Georgian Bay community so they can help too.Download a Printable .pdf of the GBLT Property Visiting Guide