By becoming a member of GTA, you help to purchase bridge building supplies, trail maintenance equipment, and the odds and ends that keep an association moving forward. In return, you receive a membership card that will entitle you to discounts at some outdoor specialty stores, as well as giving you the opportunity to meet others who share in the interest of trail preservation.
The Greenfield Trails Association is reaching out to local outdoor enthusisasts to ask for support in ensuring a healthy future for our trails. GTA is a recognized 501c3 Association. All donations are tax deductible.
Download your membership Form right here: GTA membership form 2015-2016
RESPECT THE TRAILS
Using our local trail network requires RESPECT for the environment, for the people who build and maintain them all year long, and for those who use the trail today, tomorrow, and in the future. Following some basic guidelines for the trails on which you travel will go a long way toward creating a positive experience for all users.
- Carry garbage out. If you come across trash on the trail, be kind and pack it out.
- Pick up your animal’s waste products. Even if you feel its “biodegradable”, stepping over it can be unpleasant for others.
- If you come across obstacles in the trail, like tree limbs, try to remove them to make it safe for other users. If they are too large for you to move, notify a GTA member.
- Most local trails are on private or conservation land. Remember that others might be around. Keep your voices low to allow others to have a peaceful experience.
- Leave signs and trail markings where you find them so other users will not get lost.
- Be aware of and watch for bikers, horses, and other users. Horses spook easily. Step to the side and let them pass first.
- Refrain from using during muddy/rainy periods. Your tracks can damage them.
- Leave the trail as you find it. Most trails are laid out in careful consideration for plant and animal life. It is better to slosh through the mud than to widen the trail.
- Do not deviate from the trail. It might be considered trespassing.
- Do not frighten or disturb wildlife or livestock.