Explore NLT, the mobile app


ExploreNLT is a free app that serves as a mobile guide to 18 of our nature preserves in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. With ExploreNLT, you can find places to hike, trail run, bird watch, and get back to nature.

The ExploreNLT app is available now for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play!



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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

ExploreNLT was made possible by generous support from the Claneil Foundation and Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and developed in partnership with The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts.

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