Please do not use the trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area yet. While there are a few dry spots, much of trails are really wet with some ice in the shady areas. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and is predicting up to 4 inches of snow between tonight and Saturday morning. More precipitation (and less sun) will keep the trails soft and soggy. Using the trails now risks damaging them for the rest of the summer.

We will issue another report next week and let you know how the trails are.