Ditch those paper trail maps! With ExploreNLT, find places to hike, trail run, bird watch, and get back to nature at more than a dozen Natural Lands Trust nature preserves in eastern PA and southern NJ.
Find a Natural Lands Trust preserve near you with the GPS-powered map or search by zip. Then use integrated driving directions to get there.
Learn about the not-to-be-missed features, special plants, native wildlife, and cool activities you’ll find at each preserve.
Explore trails with confidence using interactive trail maps.
Share your outdoor experience with friends by easily uploading photos to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Sign up for cool events like butterfly rambles, bird walks, star-gazing gatherings, tree-planting parties, and more.
- You can’t explore if you can’t get there. Integrated driving directions—and a direct connection to Apple Maps—will get you on the right track.
- Don’t get lost… unless you want to. GPS-powered, color-coded trail maps mean you’ll always know where you are and where you’re going.
- Works in offline mode! Most features—including trail maps—will work even when you don’t have cell reception or wi-fi.
- Poncho, sunscreen, or snowshoes? Live, local weather will help you plan accordingly.
Natural Lands Trust is dedicated to saving land, stewarding natural resources, and connecting people to nature in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Since 1953, Natural Lands Trust has preserved more than 100,000 acres. Today, millions of visitors enjoy the healthy habitats, clean air and water, bountiful recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty provided by the lands the organization has preserved. For more information, visit www.natlands.org.
Thank you to the Claneil Foundation and Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation for funding ExploreNLT, and to The Trustees of Reservations, a like-minded organization based in Massachusetts with which we partnered on this project.
- "Browse by name" listing added to main map screen
- We have added several new preserves
- Updated trail maps, photos, and legends
- Various other UI and performance tweaks throughout the app
Ratings and Reviews
The app is very good. The directions, parking and activities for each preserve is great. Please add sort function for activities and features/facilities so you can easily find all preserves that have the what you are looking for. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Very easy to use.
Shows me where to park and where the preserves are. Better than using Google.
I have faith this will get better and better. Thank you!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.