Providence Journal: Interactive map reveals all the hidden access points to Rhode Island’s shore

Providence Journal: Interactive map reveals all the hidden access points to Rhode Island’s shore. “Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State, and sure, every Rhode Islander knows East Matunuck Beach, Oakland Beach and Narragansett Town Beach. But what if you want to get off the beaten path and explore the hidden gems, secret swimming holes and private beaches scattered throughout our coastline?”

WTTW: New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago

WTTW: New ‘Get Outside’ Map Features 350 Places to Enjoy Nature in Chicago. “Chicago-based environmental nonprofit Openlands recently launched a ‘Get Outside Map’ that serves as an interactive guide to hundreds of outdoor sites in and around the city, including parks, forest preserves, hiking trails, picnic shelters and more.”

USDA: Millions of Acres in the Palm of your Hand

USDA: Millions of Acres in the Palm of your Hand. “How many times have you been out for a weekend drive or on a trip and decided to visit a national forest or grassland only to discover that you have no idea how to get to the areas where you can have the most fun? Well, problem solved—and just in time for National Great Outdoors Month! The USDA Forest Service has launched a free mobile app version of its very popular online visitor’s map called, simply, Visitor Map.”

‘Big Sur Hates You’: Instagram Account Seeks to Educate Tourists Breaking the Rules (NBC Bay Area)

NBC Bay Area: ‘Big Sur Hates You’: Instagram Account Seeks to Educate Tourists Breaking the Rules. “‘BigSurHatesYou’ is just what it sounds like. Run anonymously, the account labels itself as wanting to “(Educ)hate you” on everything you’ve been doing wrong in this rugged stretch of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon. Thousands of tourists descend on this sliver of paradise hugging the narrow two-lane State Route 1, famous for its winding turns, misty cliffs and beaches, but some unfortunately forget to adhere to rules set by local and state officials.”

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) – Colorado’s official trails app – puts a comprehensive statewide trail map in your pocket

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) – Colorado’s official trails app – puts a comprehensive statewide trail map in your pocket. This is an update of a Web-based project launched in 2017. “COTREX is a free web and mobile trails application utilizing over 39,000 miles of public trails in Colorado. Residents and visitors can use COTREX to discover and navigate trails on federal, state, local and private lands with public access. Additionally, COTREX is built for all trail users, including hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, and motorized recreation.”

Dereset News: Want to rate Utah’s fishing holes? Now you can

Deseret News: Want to rate Utah’s fishing holes? Now you can. “he Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has launched a new website that offers an in-depth, interactive fishing map. While the division has provided online fishing reports for nearly 20 years, this interactive map… will provide more details and will allow users to find a place to fish near their current location. It also gives the public a chance to rate waters based on their recent fishing trips. The public feedback will help the division improve the management of the state’s fisheries.”

Michigan Live: Maps of 6,300 miles of Michigan forest roads open for ORV use added to statewide database

Michigan Live: Maps of 6,300 miles of Michigan forest roads open for ORV use added to statewide database. “There are more than 6,300 miles of state forest roads in Northern Michigan available for off-road vehicle use. And now there’s a database to find those roads. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released final maps detailing the 6,339.5 miles of Northern Michigan state forest roads open to ORV use.”