Trails

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

Filled with fragile plants, kettle bogs and their surrounding wetlands are an increasingly rare, but important habitat for songbirds, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Ohio's Springfield Bog is characterized by this distinctive habitat, so in 2009 when the... Read more

With more than a million visitors every year, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is one of Florida's most popular linear parks. Stretching more than 40 miles from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, the trail traverses several towns and waterways, connecting... Read more

The majestic Sierra Buttes are a dramatic backdrop to the Northern Sierra's "Lakes Basin." Few people realize that this apparently pristine landscape was once actively mined as part of the Sierra Mother Lode. This has left the land in a fragmented... Read more

In June 2010, The Trust for Public Land purchased a large section of land on the edge of Crested Butte that had been owned by the local Kochevar family since 1905. The conservation transaction was the largest in the town's history.

The purchase was... Read more

Established in 1955, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies. It supports recreation for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers; environmental education for students from nearby Humboldt State University... Read more

In 1960, a Blue Ridge Mountains country singer named Josiah Cephas Weaver headed to Florida, settling into a Dunedin home with more than 550 feet of waterfront on the St. Joseph Sound, and a view of Caladesi Island State Park. In 2004, Weaver moved again,... Read more

The 606 is an innovative project on Chicago's Northwest side that will transform nearly three miles of unused rail line into the elevated Bloomingdale Trail, which will be linked to five ground-level neighborhood parks.... Read more

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