These new national park trails are opening just in time for summer

As the sun comes out and temperatures rise across the country, June is the time to celebrate the wonders of nature in the U.S.A.

The new trails add almost 600 miles to the more than 1,300-mile system, which covers every U.S. state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The new trails are located in seven states.

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The Seven-Mile Loop Trail in Florida

It gives bikers and hikers the chance to cross three tidal creeks, pass saltwater marsh flats and pine flatwoods and observe estuary animals like minnows and otters, according to the park website.

The Fulbright Spring Greenway Trail in Missouri

This 6.98-mile trail is sometimes called the “emerald necklace” because it links green areas near Springfield, Missouri.

The Inwood Hill Park Orange Trail in New York

People don’t usually go to Manhattan for hiking, but this unique trail defies expectations. The trail tracks 1.43 miles through Manhattan’s only forest.

The Conotton Creek Bike Trail in Ohio

This 11.4-mile rail trail passes through wetlands, forests, farms and over five covered bridges constructed on railway bridge platforms.


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