Historic sites

In 1850, 5,000 members of the Shaker religion lived in communal villages from Maine to Ohio. Today, only four practicing Shakers are alive—all living at the 1,700-acre Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Forest and Farm located 20 miles north of Portland,... Read more

The 90-acre Gateway Property contains the longest natural stretch of the Cuyahoga River within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, providing important wildlife habitat and resource protection. The Gateway Property is located in Akron at... Read more

Located between Cleveland and Akron, the 20,000-seat Richfield Coliseum was the home of the Cavaliers professional basketball team for twenty years and hosted more than 200 events annually. When the arena closed in 1994, commercial developers expressed... Read more

A short drive from Cleveland and Akron, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park conserves the Cuyahoga River valley and historic canal and railroad corridors in Summit and Cuyahoga counties. The park is a major year-round outdoor-recreation attraction in... Read more

Erie Canal—historic link
In 1832 the Ohio & Erie Canal established a transportation link between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This new route transformed Ohio into an economic powerhouse, as Cleveland and Akron became worldwide... Read more

The inspiration for a generation of American impressionist painters, J. Alden Weir's farm was subdivided for housing development in the late 1980s. Through nearly two-dozen transactions, TPL reassembled the original farm property, worked with the Weir Farm... Read more

When Harold and Doris Sabo approached retirement, they decided to sell their 2,500-acre Clearwater County farm bordering the Red Lake Chippewa Reservation in northern Minnesota. Acting on the Sabos' desire to see the land added to the reservation, TPL... Read more

For centuries Native Americans have come to quarries in southwestern Minnesota in search of a red stone known as catlinite, from which to carve pipes for personal and ceremonial use. Pipes and pipestone were central to the religious and ceremonial culture... Read more

Between 2001-2006, The Trust for Public Land led the effort to transform a 27-acre industrial site located in St. Paul's East Side into a park and nature sanctuary in honor of late Congressman Bruce Vento. The new Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is nestled at... Read more

Native Dakota people once performed ceremonies on this hill overlooking the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights. Today, people come to enjoy the stunning views of Fort Snelling State Park and the... Read more