National park fans are celebrating some good news out of southern Utah: this week, The Trust for Public Land completed a years-long effort to ensure public access to the Narrows Trail into Zion National Park. In a deal with a local landowner, we closed the last gap in...

East Pasture Trail

The White Mountain National Forest is one of New England’s most popular outdoor destinations, with hundreds of miles of trails and natural wonders to explore at any time of year.

Richmond Wellness Trail

Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health and quality of life. Our mission at The Trust for Public Land is to create parks and protect land for people. However, 1 in 3 people in America do not have access to a close-to-home park.


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...