Model Trail and Fishing Access Easements
When using a model easement, please review the associated commentary! The commentary provides optional and alternative easement provisions as well as guidance in applying the model to particular circumstances.
Model Trail Easement Agreement, 3rd edition
Secures public access for hiking, biking and other trail uses while respecting the needs of the landowners providing the access. Used widely in and outside of Pennsylvania.
- Model Easement (9/11/10 edition) PDF WORD
- Commentary (9/11/10 edition) PDF WORD
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Model Grant of Trail Easement (short form)
The Model Grant of Trail Easement is brief -- one page (exclusive of signatures) as compared to nearly five for the Model Trail Easement Agreement. The Grant of Trail Easement is provided in recognition that brevity is sometimes the paramount concern of landowners. If establishing certainty as to landowner and holder rights and responsibilities and other trail matters is of significant concern, the Trail Easement Agreement is the better choice.
Model Grant of Fishing & Boating Access Easement
Secures public access to waterways for fishing and boating while respecting the needs of the landowners providing the access.
Model Fishing Access Agreement
A hybrid document for providing both public access and resource protection. Ensures responsible fishing opportunities for the public and conservation of riparian areas while keeping a property in the control of the landowner.