Trails

Residents of the eastern Vermont town of West Windsor are looking to bring back the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. The ski area went bankrupt and shuttered in the summer of 2010, but it could be turned into a community recreation area if the town can... Read more

A bankrupt ski resort in West Windsor could become a year-round haven for outdoor sports. But first the town, with support from a land trust, has to raise enough money to buy a big chunk of the land.

The 606, which takes its name from Chicago's ZIP code prefix and whose centerpiece is a 2.7-mile recreational and cultural trail, is a bold and potentially brilliant reinvention of a dormant and derelict elevated freight line that blighted Northwest Side... Read more

One of the most visited national forests in the country has just gotten a little bigger.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Pisgah National Forest, which covers more than a half-million acres along the eastern edge of the mountains of Western North... Read more

In a densely populated, park-starved part of central Queens, a coalition of local residents and the Trust for Public Land are working to create new open space from a partially elevated rail line from the 1800s.

On a cold February morning in West Windsor, Vermont, the scene at the base of Ascutney Mountain Resort is particularly chilling. For nearly five years, the lifts haven’t spun and the trails have grown into a mangled mess of maple, poplar and birch... Read more

A Queens deli is making a meal of the proposed QueensWay, which would transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the borough's version of the High Line.

As an example of the many ways in which the proposed QueensWay Park plans to highlight local businesses and the cultural diversity of the borough, The Trust for Public Land and... Read more

The Eastside Rail Corridor is a former rail line that could be the spine of a broad network of trails, parks, natural areas, and community destinations. The Trust for Public Land is working with six cities and two counties on the eastside of Lake... Read more

Cleveland has been strongly influenced by the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. But the waterways were not always viewed as a recreational resource: throughout the city's history, the river and lake were often polluted and unhealthy. Today, Cleveland is... Read more

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