Land Use Policy for Storer Conservation Land

Land-Use Policy for Storer Conservation Lands

You are invited to enjoy the following activities:

  • Walking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice-skating
  • Bird-watching, photography, nature study
  • Picnicking on spots where there are no wildflowers, ferns, etc.
  • Dogs must be kept on leash and under control, and must not disturb people or wildlife (General Ordinances of the City of Waltham updated 5-2004, Article II, Section 3-17. Violators may be subject to fines as per Section 3-21.)  
  • Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. (General Ordinances of the City of Waltham, updated 5-2004, Article II, Section 3-18. Violators may be subject to fines - Section 3-21.)
  • Bicycling on Bull Run.

The following activities are prohibited except with a

special permit issued by the Waltham Conservation Commission:

  • Dog training
  • Organized athletic activities          
  • Horseback riding

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Professional Dog Walking
  • Possession of guns, bows and arrows, or other weapons; hunting and trapping
  • Producing noise, which might disturb other users or abutters of the conservation area
  • Leaving any trash, litter, or other articles or substances
  • Operating any motorized vehicles except in the driveway and parking lots
  • Using the parking lot for any reason other than parking while using the adjacent trails or visiting the Paine Estate
  • Loitering
  • Lighting of or building of fires
  • Smoking
  • Picking of or removing of any plants, trees, shrubs, or vegetation
  • Excavating of or removing of soil, rocks, or leaf litter
  • Removing or disturbing of any stonewalls, signs, gates, or other structures
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages

Any group which plans to conduct an activity on this property must submit a permission request form.