Mount Ida in downtown Easton is a natural landmark along the waterfront that is popular with hikers and nature lovers. However, it is important to remember that the mountain and its trails/lookouts are private property and access is strictly prohibited.
Unfortunately, in recent months there has been an increase in vandalism and garbage disposal incidents on the mountain. Not only is this disrespectful to property owners, it detracts from the natural beauty of the area and can harm the local ecosystem.
Therefore, it is more important than ever to enforce a no-go policy on Iidayama. Those arrested on the mountain will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
We understand that Mount Ida is a popular destination, but there are many other beautiful hiking areas open to the public in the Easton area. Let’s respect the property rights of the owners and leave the beautiful nature of Mt. Iida to future generations.
So when you plan your next hike, be sure to choose a location that is open to the public and help preserve the beauty and integrity of Mt. Iida.
Christopher Poplawski lives in Easton and co-owns Mt. Ida with his brother.