Trails

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The Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail and the Chicago Park District today announced that registration is open for the 2.7 mile Bloomingdale Trail Run and 1.5 mile Family Fun Walk on June 23 at 9 a.m. The event will be followed by the annual 606 Block Party, a celebration of all that is great in the community including food, music, and a DIY illuminated procession.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today it has received a $30,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to increase public awareness of the benefits of the Sarasota Legacy Trail and its proposed extension.

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In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade. When they do, they leave a hundred-acre question behind: what should happen to all that land?

In some communities, locals opt to keep once-private...

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The Trust for Public Land sold valuable Carmel River land and water to the people of Monterey County for a public park and to permanently restore needed water to the Carmel River.

The land is 185 acres of the former Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel Valley. It began two years ago as a partnership among The Trust for Public Land, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Santa Lucia Conservancy and Trout Unlimited.

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The road to the village of Chimayo winds through the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s usually a quiet highway, linking this slow-paced village of adobe houses and rickety toolsheds with the city of Santa Fe 30 miles to the south.

But once a year, in the week...

Photo of someone with a view from Moxie Bald Mountain

The Trust for Public Land is working to protect Maine's pristine 1,200-acre Bald Mountain Pond and its surrounding lands—a nearly 2,600-acre conservation project decades in the making. Success will ensure protection of a century-old forest and 8 miles of unspoiled waterfront from incompatible development.

The Worcester Range is Vermont’s last undeveloped mountain range; the conservation of Hunger Mountain Headwaters will safeguard that sense of remoteness and wildness while also protecting significant wildlife habitat.

Spectacular views and proximity to Montpelier, Waterbury, and Stowe make Mount Hunger, Stowe Pinnacle and White Rock Mountain three of the most popular day hikes in Vermont. Just below these peaks lie threatened properties totaling 1,800 acres—important parts of the hiking experience that were at risk of being sold and developed.

Photo of Victoria Lake

Victoria Lake, along the Wild and Scenic Ontonagon River on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a favored destination for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and boating. Much of the land in this outdoor paradise is protected in Ottawa National Forest, but in other places, private parcels block public access, threaten water pollution, and complicate management of the national forest.

Photo of two people walking in a forest

Crow Wing State Forest South Addition, in the Brainerd Lakes region, is a popular recreation area that also provides critical habitat for wildlife. Particularly important, for both recreation and wildlife, is land along the Mississippi River, which threads the state forest.

Photo of a man paddling his canoe full of gear down the Chattahoochee River, GA

For more than 25 years, The Trust for Public Land has led the effort to create a continuous greenway along the Chattahoochee, from Helen to Columbus. Through these efforts, we have helped preserve more than 18,000 acres of land and 80 miles of riverfront for public use. Nearly 3 million people visit the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area each year to fish, hike, paddle and enjoy Georgia’s most famous river.

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