Spring in your step

Middle Ridge Preserve is one of many Land Bank properties with hiking trails. — Virginia Morris

The warmer days in March are a great time for exploring Island trails and spotting early signs of spring. You can discover more than 70 properties with trail systems maintained by the M.V. Land Bank, many of which lead to sandy beaches, tumbling streams, or water views. To prepare for your adventure, check mvlandbank.com for an interactive map, or just go to the nearest trailhead and see where the paths take you.