Juan De La Roca was ready to leave Colorado behind. For 25 years, he’d lived, worked, and played in the mountains around Denver and Boulder. But the state’s booming growth was driving up housing prices and snarling traffic, and the once-lonesome trails where De La Roca rode his bike were getting...

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Only a short drive down Interstate 35 from the Twin Cities, the new Sunktokeca Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers millions of Minnesotans opportunities for close-to-home recreation, including high-quality hunting for waterfowl, deer, pheasant and turkeys.

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Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy communities. The Trust for Public Land conducted a study of the Metroparks Toledo, and found that it produces significant economic benefits for the local community—generating tens of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year.


Last month, we threw a great big party to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, Montana. The day marked the end of a many-year effort to create the coolest park the city has ever seen … and the beginning of a new era for play, exercise, learning, and...


If you like getting outside, you know how important it is to find an adventure buddy: someone who’s as excited as you are to hit the trail, whom you can shoot the breeze with, and whom you can trust to have your back and keep you motivated when the going gets rough.

Trevor Hahn and...


Once an economic lifeline transporting goods and resources by rail, including even the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which wintered in southern Florida, the Sarasota Legacy Trail will now be extended north another 9 miles to Payne Park in downtown Sarasota.


Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, their mouths turn blue. Along with slower-than-average hiking speed and a repetitive stooping motion, the tinted teeth can only mean one thing: wild...

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The gateway to Rogers Lake is now protected through the purchase of a key 80-acre property by The Trust for Public Land and Coconino County Parks. This will ensure quality access to an extraordinary wetland area surrounded by ponderosa pine and gambel oak forest. Recreational amenities include a 6 mile non-motorized trail system (hiking, mountain biking and equestrian), two trailheads, and a watchable wildlife viewing platform, to enjoy bald eagles, migratory waterfowl, mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and more.


UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at Trinity Divide in Northern California, closing one of the largest gaps in public ownership along the entire trail....


Laurie and Andrea Kass are on a mission. The mother-daughter duo from Marquette, Michigan, aim to hike at least 100 miles on the North Country Trail this year. “When we first started hiking together a few years ago, Andrea could go maybe a half-mile—a mile, tops,” says Laurie. “Now she’s up to...