New York City loves its High Line, the trail in the sky

The High Line opened to the public in June 2009 and draws in 2 million tourists a year.

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River trails in 5 states join Capt. John Smith historic Chesapeake trail

In Annapolis, Maryland trails along four major Chesapeake Bay tributaries are being added to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

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Source: The Columbus

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‘Trail of the Lorax’ teaches about conservation

The Philadelphia Zoo is also personally impacted by the message from The Lorax, and has opened an exciting new exhibit called “Trail of the Lorax.” This educational attraction is meant to create a way for children to see how important conservation is and to learn how to become a “Lorax” themselves.

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Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Children in a neighborhood with an extra-wide walking/bicycle trail were three times more likely to get vigorous exercise than those in a neighborhood with regular sidewalks, a new study shows. Read the full article here

Source: Yahoo

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When a Parking Lot Is So Much More

New York Times op-ed contributer Eran Ben-Joseph accepts that “parking lots are here to stay” and thinks they can be better used. The parking can be covered with solar panels or be surfaced with permeable materials to it can “clean contaminated runoff”

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Source – The New York Times

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City finds money for abandoned rail to become Bloomingdale Trail

The long-anticipated transformation of an abandoned railway to a linear park on Chicago’s  Northwest Side is getting the $9 million needed to begin construction. Read the
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Source: Chicago Sun Times

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Franklin Township weighs 20-year plan to add parks

The township is considering a 20-year plan calling for the creation of two community parks and scores of smaller ones — many of which address a shortage in the township’s rural southern portion.

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Source- nj.com

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Racing (Briefly) Along the Iditarod Trail

Andrew McCarthy took a four-day intensive training in the art of sled dog racing in Alaska. Read the article here

Source: The New York Times

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Outside Las Vegas, an Ace of a Bike Trail

Matt Villano’s ride on the 35-mile River Mountains Trail in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Source – New York Times

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Million dollar donation closes gap on hike and bike trail

In Austin, Texas a $1 million contribution for the finishing of building a trail has been made. Additional money will build bathrooms and plant more trees.

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Source: www.kvue.com

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