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Leave No Trace 7 Principles Trivia

With summer and all the hikes, bike rides, lake days, and other adventures it brings in full swing, it’s a great time to be sure you’re recreating responsibly in the great outdoors.

The Door County Leave No Trace 7 Principles are modeled after the famous organization's timeless tenets of good outdoor etiquette and are designed to make your time in the wilds of Door County safer and more satisfying—for you, for the wildlife, and for local residents. 

As a reminder, those seven principles are:

  1. Know Before You Go: Do your research, plan your route, bring safety gear, and prepare to have an amazing time.
     

  2. Stick To The Trails: Keep those feet on the trail and help pets stay on course too to avoid harming the greenery or the wildlife.
    A young girl wearing a backpack looks through a pair of binoculars while on a nature trail.

  3. Trash Your Trash: Don’t be a litterbug! Abandoned trash or waste is bad for the environment and impairs the physical beauty for others.

  4. Leave It As You Found It: Follow that old adage “take only pictures, leave only footprints.”

  5. Be Careful With Fire: Know fire-safety guidelines, observe firewood rules, and always keep an eye on your fire.

  6. Keep Wildlife Wild: Give animals their space. Admire wildflowers, rocks, and other natural objects from afar—you might not realize a single leaf is home to tiny insects or larvae.

  7. Share Our Trails, Roads, and Natural Resources: The great outdoors only stay great if we all work together, respect each other, and remain kind, quiet, and courteous when spending time in nature.

Review these guidelines in more detail before taking the quiz or dive right in and see what you already know!

Test Your Knowledge of Outdoor Etiquette

Get stoked to explore the great outdoors this summer with seven trivia questions designed to test your knowledge of responsible recreation. After you submit your response, scroll to the top of this page to view trivia answers. 

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