Trails

The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values. Charleston, South Carolina... Read more

The Triple Creek Greenway Corridor is currently in its beginning stages. When completed, it will add 14 miles of interconnected open space and trails between the existing Sand Creek Regional Greenway and the thousands of acres of public land surrounding... Read more

Map of The Trust for Public Land's projects in Maine, 1993-2012

The Crotched Mountain Foundation's school and rehabilitation hospital in Greenfield, New Hampshire, has served the community for more than 50 years. The scenic, 1,400 acre campus includes 2.5 miles of wheelchair-accessible hiking trails, the nation's... Read more

The Marin Headlands form a centerpiece to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and offer sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. Today, the headlands’ much-loved trails are protected—but they were nearly lost forever. In the 1960s, the headlands were... Read more

This report describes the economic benefits of open space and trails in Pinal County, Arizona.

The QueensWay will transform a 3.5-mile portion of the abandoned Rockaway Rail Line into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting the communities of Rego Park, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park. The project will provide a new public... Read more

Gazing at the aspen- and spruce-covered mountainsides, most visitors to the San Juan Mountains just north of Silverton believe that they are looking at public lands. But TPL’s protection in August 2011 of the Jackson Claims, 225 acres of high-country... Read more

Since 1981, The Trust for Public Land has protected nearly 10,000 acres of Colorado greenbelts—land that provides a buffer between open space and development or helps define a community's growth boundary. Greenbelts offer urban dwellers a connection to... Read more

At just under a mile, the Dinky Line Trail runs between Orlando's downtown urban core and Loch Haven Park—home to art museums, performing arts theatres, and a science center. The Dinky Line got its name from the narrow-gauge tracks of the Orlando and... Read more

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