Closures & Notices

The conditions and status of the trail are never fixed.  This is where you can find information about trail relocations and closures (both permanent and temporary). We greatly appreciate your feedback, so if you see a problem while on your hike, please report it here.



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Trailwide Closures & Notices

ALERT: Hunting Season 2022

The 2022 Hunting Season has begun on the NET. Be sure to wear bright visible colors (blaze orange is best) while out hiking. Specific information by state is available below.

Connecticut –  2022 Summary of Hunting Season

Massachusetts – 2022 Summary of Hunting Season

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the New England Trail

The New England National Scenic Trail remains open! Please check the website of the area you plan to visit to see if the property owner has any restrictions in place. Although we may be discouraging group gatherings, we are encouraging the safe use of the New England Trail. It’s important we have a venue for physical health and mental wellness, especially during times of stress. A hike on a favorite segment of the NET can be a respite from the uncertainty around us. The Trail is a perfect place for slowing down, gathering your internal resources, and gaining clarity. That said, if you have symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms/tested positive to Coronavirus/COVID-19, please refrain from using the NET.

We encourage healthy, symptom-free hiking on the New England Trail, but to avoid popular locations known for heavy use, we ask that you practice social distancing at trailheads and along the Trail, especially at scenic overlooks.

Visit American Hiking Society for information on how to hike and be outdoors responsibly no matter where you are.

Please See Links below for our New England Trail Organizational Responses

Massachusetts Closures & Notices

PARKING Section 16 (Erving) – Please be aware that parking is now prohibited on the south side of Bridge St. including the pullout, per landowner request.

Connecticut Closures & Notices

Click here to see trail conditions in CT. This links to all trail notices for the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System in CT. You can find the NET under the trail names Metacomet, Mattabesett, and Menunkatuck.