Brookdale Preserve Rules

All properties are managed strictly for nature preservation. Welcomed uses include passive recreation, nature study, and photography. To avoid damaging vegetation, please stay on trail where possible.

  • Brookdale is the only Genesee Land Trust preserve that permits bow hunting (permit required)

  • Absolutely no guns allowed on the property

  • Fixing objects (such as permanent hunting tree stands) to trees is prohibited

  • No motorized vehicles, horses, or bicycles permitted on the Preserve

  • All dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after

  • No removal of vegetation

  • No camping or fires

  • No trail cutting or marking of trees

  • Please respect neighbors and other property users

  • Please be aware that ticks infected with Lyme Disease are found throughout New York State. Please review this information about Lyme Disease.

  • Note that poison ivy is present throughout the region and may be present on Genesee Land Trust Preserves. Please wear long pants, appropriate footwear, and do not touch plants that look like poison ivy.

  • Please note that dead standing ash trees are prevalent on this property. Please avoid placing your temporary tree stands on trees that may be dead or dying.

To learn more about bow hunting at Brookdale Preserve contact Kevin Farrell at