NOTICE OF TRESPASS BY USERS OF ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY MULTI-USE TRAIL
St. Lawrence County has received reports of individuals trespassing while using the newly reestablished Multi-Use Trail.
ATV/OHV operators are ignoring the signs where the trail intersects with the Pleasant Lake Road just west of the trooper shed and continuing towards the Dean Road. Once on this section, operators are trespassing on a number of trails they see along that road. Be advised that the trails outside of the designated signage in the area are on private land and only open to MOLPUS land club members.
The New York State Department of Environment Conservation and St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up enforcement on the Multi-Use Trail System immediately.
“I cannot stress enough to ALL users of the St. Lawrence County Multi-Use Trail that we must stay on the designated trails. We appreciate every landowner that allows us the use of private property and must show them the utmost respect. Decades of efforts have been put into providing an ample riding opportunity for us to enjoy this outdoor recreation. I encourage everyone to be great trail stewards and if we see, or hear of riders misusing the trail system, remind them of the rules and that the Trail can be taken away with anything less”, said Legislative Trails Chair Tony Arquiett.
Bill Sheridan, Chair of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators said, “While we are excited about the reestablishment of the Trail System, the Trail System only works with the partnership of the surrounding landowners. If landowners are not respected, access to the Trails could be lost.”
Any person who enters upon property other than the trail system shall be subject to trespassing and will be fined $125 for the first offense and banned from the Trail System for the remainder of the season, with the potential for additional fines and a permanent ban from the Trails upon a second offense.
A Trail Map and information on the Multi-Use Trail can be viewed online at .
Follow the designated signs. Stay on the Trails. Help St. Lawrence County keep the Trail open.