The Reserve offers a variety of recreation: fishing and hunting; horseback, biking and hiking; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; an camping and canoeing. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Reserve trails (except for snowmobiles in the appropriate season).
Horseback and biking trails are open May 1 - November 15, weather permitting. Hiking is available year-round. All visitors are required to purchase a permit. Permits are available at the Reserve visitor center and 13 self-registration stations. You can download an annual visitor permit application form that can be completed and mailed. Annual permits can also be purchased online here. Please note that trails may be closed on short notice due to wet conditions. Pets must be on a leash from April 1 through July 31, which is nesting bird season. During all other times, pets must be under voice control.
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