BOC Cross-Country Ski Trail Use—Guidelines for Dog-Owners
The BOC welcomes dogs and their owners to specified areas of our cross-country ski trail system. We ask your cooperation so that everyone can enjoy their time frolicking in the snow at the BOC.
Doggie Do’s and Don’t’s—
1. Do park at the far end of the lot past the trailhead to access Dog Trot by the trail that scoots by the maintenance shed. Sign in before you let your hound loose. Control your canine until you are off and away on the trail.
2. Don’t let your dog run wild through the parking lot, the stadium, or by the hut. Yellow snow is a no-no; cover it up if your canine cannot contain himself. Let’s keep our premises pristine.
3. Do mind your dog’s business and remove any deposits on or near the trail.
4. Do scoop the poop. If unscooped doo-doos become a problem, the trails will be closed to dog use.
5. Do keep to the designated dog-friendly trails and be mindful of your canine’s wanderings. Your rover is not welcome to rove where he wants near the hut and trailhead– to do his business; to ruin the tracks; to bother folks who are fido-phobic.
Designated Dog-Friendly Trails—
Dog Trot. Park at the far end of the lot. Follow the signs to Dog Trot that loops in the field that borders the Brattleboro Country Club to the east. Dog Trot is open to skiers, snowshoers, and their canine companions all winter long. It is groomed regularly.
Labland. From the upper plateau on Dog Trot, orange ribbon marks a trail through the woods that skirts along the eastern fringe of our trail system, mostly paralleling the deer fence bordering the highway, across the bridge on Owl Loop, veering left by the #4 tee boulder and into the woods to Labland. Labland consists of the wooded trails in the Bittersweet Lane development (Parker’s Passion & Shortcut on map). Return from Labland using the same route.
On weekdays, dogs can rove beyond Labland and on to Dunham’s Field, following the trail that parallels the highway. Be aware that the deer fence is low in some places, so be sure your dog does not roam too far. On weekends, when the Dunham’s Field trail has been groomed, refrain from venturing past Labland.
Truuske’s Trail and the Split Rock Trail are snowshoe trails in the woods where dogs are welcome. These trails cross open fairways or parallel our ski trails in several places. Please keep your dog by your side and off the tracks in these areas.
During times of really hard snow conditions where no paws imprint on the tracks; when new DRY snow is falling and accumulating, rovers may range far and wide with their companions until the trails are re-groomed.
Our dog-loving members care about keeping the BOC a dog-friendly place. Please do your part and clean up after all culprits.