As of December 15, the Trescott Water Supply Lands are once again open to the public for recreation. The Trescott Recreation Committee strongly urges the public to observe the rules for use, especially these:
- The reservoirs are strictly off-limits, frozen or not – no skating or walking on ice, fishing, boating, or swimming, for obvious reasons
- Land within 250’ buffer of each reservoir is also closed, except for Knapp Road which passes just below the Parker Reservoir Dam. Please stay on the road in this area.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times, everywhere on the property, and pet waste carried out. Coyote trapping is underway* on these lands, and your dog will be safer on a leash. If your dog needs to run free, this isn’t the place.
It’s easy to sound unfriendly here, but it’s important to protect our community’s water supply. If the rules are not followed, there is no guarantee that the Trescott lands will remain open.
Multiple violations forced the Trescott Company to close the Trescott lands in late September. Since then, the Trescott Recreation Committee has worked with DPW toward safely re-opening the lands. This includes:
- surveillance cameras throughout the property
- new signs to clearly mark the 250’ reservoir boundary
- updated map and display at the trailhead kiosks
- additional signs about leashing dogs
- trained volunteer monitors to greet visitors and explain the rules for use. (If you’d like to help, email us). Thank you, volunteers!
Please help keep this beautiful area open for all to enjoy, by observing these simple rules for use that protect our community’s drinking water quality. The Trescott Recreation Committee is composed of representatives of DPW, Hanover Conservancy, Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Hanover Parks and Recreation Dept., and interested neighbors.
Read this full article from the Hanover Conservancy.