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Boston & Sharon, MA – November 14, 2014 – The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) have announced the rollout of the new Go Trustees app, available for free download on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Whether you live in Massachusetts or are just visiting, Go Trustees is the go-to guide for discovering some of Massachusetts’ best places for hiking, biking, nature discovery, picnicking, and family exploring.
With this interactive app, planning and sharing your outdoor adventure has never been easier. Navigate Trustees’ trails with confidence, with interactive smartphone mapping technology to provide real-time guidance and different trail loop options. Share your experience with family and friends as you easily upload photos to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Click the Event tab to discover a variety of events for all ages happening at Trustees’ sites such as kayak and canoe trips, culinary classes, holiday and vacation programs and more.
“A downside of our increasingly digitized lives is that we are spending less time outside,” says Barbara Erickson, Trustees President and CEO. “This app provides an opportunity for technology to help reverse that trend. With Go Trustees, we hope to inspire more Massachusetts residents of all ages to get out, be active, and enjoy our many wonderful sites together.”
Go Trustees currently features 20 scenic Trustees properties around the state that have an established trail network. The app will be updated regularly until all Trustees reservations with a mapped trail network are included. Properties can be easily found with the GPS-powered map or zip code search and integrated driving directions. Individual property pages list special features, flora, and fauna that can be found there, in addition to current weather conditions. The app also works in offline mode, with most features, including trail maps, available even when you don't have cell reception or wi-fi. Download Go Trustees on iTunes and Google Play and channel your inner explorer!
Go Trustees is made possible by generous funding from the Claneil Foundation and REI as well as expertise from project partner, the Natural Lands Trust based in Pennsylvania.
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of irreplaceable scenic, historic, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees is the world’s oldest land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation non profits. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 112 spectacular reservations – from working farms and historic homesteads and landscaped gardens, to community parks, barrier beaches, mountain vistas and woodland trials – located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. With hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, camps, concerts and events annually designed to engage all ages in its mission, The Trustees invite you to Find Your Place and get out and experience the natural beauty and culture our state has to offer. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org.