There's something about the Appalachians. Perhaps it was due to my college days in West Virginia, but the history and culture held in the mountains and hollows has always intrigued me. I felt that pull again earlier this week during a short visit to Shenandoah National Park. If you have felt it, too, you might want to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park this weekend for the annual Mountain Life Festival.
Parks in the News
You'll literally be able to walk into the past this Saturday at Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts when the park offers an opportunity to see inside most of the restored historic homes along the Battle Road in the park.
Information Sought By Park Users, And That Provided By The National Park Service, Can Be Miles Apart
The information highway between park managers and park users can be full of curves and hills, as a recent situation at Great Smoky Mountains National Park demonstrated when it comes to what some users want in terms of information, and what parks routinely provide and even how they provide it.
A plein air art exhibit coming to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in New York will feature the artwork of previous participants in the juried Teaching Studios of Art Plein Air Competition juxtaposed with historic landscapes from Sagamore Hill’s museum collection.
Fourteen years, and $2.2 million later, accessible cave tours are returning to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
A search was expected to get underway at daybreak Tuesday for a river guide for a commercial outfitter who went missing from his group roughly halfway through Grand Canyon National Park.
On the shores of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park, the August 25 grand opening of Xunaa Shuká Hít was a powerful day filled with the brilliant sights and sounds of joyous hearts celebrating the Huna Káawu's return to homeland. Hand-carved dugout canoes, spectacular regalia, Tlingit oratory, traditional ceremonies, rhythms of drums and dances, and an air of excitement made it a day to remember.
Once again, Yellowstone National Park was forced to close its South Entrance on Sunday due to increased activity of the Berry Fire, which is burning 20,801 acres in Grand Teton National Park.
Fisheries biologists monitoring restoration of the Elwha River and ecosystem in Olympic National Park recently confirmed that adult Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead, and bull trout have all passed upstream through both the former Elwha and Glines Canyon dam sites to reach the upper Elwha River.
A series of listening sessions is coming up for the public to discuss their thoughts for the future of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which was created in Maine last month after a donation of 87,500 acres was made to the federal government.