Trail Counter

In the Summer of 2020, the Waltham Land Trust purchased a trail counter to learn the actual usage of our trails. This information helps with grant applications and conservation efforts.

The counter is NOT A VIDEO CAMERA. It shines an infrared light and marks a count when someone passes through it.

Current interesting insights:

  • Summer showed lower usage than other months (mosquitos?)
  • 2020 had most overall usage (less cabin fever in 2021-2022?)
  • Weekends are most popular and indicate crowds just before and after noon
  • 3pm is the most popular time

We'll be making the counter reports available here for all to see. Please send any questions or thoughts to