Of course, outdoor adventure also means a responsibility to treat our surroundings with respect and care. So, after you’ve enjoyed the environment that New England has to offer, it might not be such a bad idea to pay it back. The Appalachian Mountain Club presents a number of opportunities for people to help out, including trail work at the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton, and other avenues of conservation. L.L. Bean also lists a great number of other outdoor recreation conservation partners on its website, each a fine source for finding out what you can do to assure the landscape goes undisturbed.