Last month, during the Memorial Day Weekend, traffic waiting to enter Arches National Park backed up so far onto U.S. 191 that the Utah Highway Patrol temporarily shut off access to the redrock wonder. That dilemma prompted a suggestion by the park superintendent that perhaps the time had come to issue reservations for people hoping to visit Arches.
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Traveling to St. Louis eager to learn about Lewis and Clark? Then take this half-hour’s drive to Hartford, Illinois, where this great adventure begins, at Camp River DuBois and the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site.
When talk builds around some of the best small towns in America when it comes to putting down roots, you're bound to come upon a handful or so of national park gateway towns. And the folks at Liveability.com have made it official with their list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns."
Surprises continue to pop up at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon, where rodent species new to science have been uncovered. The 10 prehistoric species were found by paleontologists at the national monument and nearby public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
History will come to life at Minute Man National Historical Park this month when Abigail Adams reads some of the love letters she exchanged with her husband, John Adams.
The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography magazine have announced their partnership and the launch of the Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest, created to celebrate the world’s first national park through photography and public participation.
When the National Park Service's leadership team sat down in August 2014 to draw up a road map for entrance fees across the system, they built upon a study conducted more than a decade earlier.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is an example of a charcoal iron plantation. Charcoal was the fuel of the iron furnace and its production was an integral part of the plantation. Several times each summer, in a small fenced-in area west of the charcoal barn, colliers, or charcoal makers, practice the art of producing charcoal using a charcoal pit.
A survey of voters in Maine's Second Congressional District found an overwhelming majority favor creation of a national park in the North Woods.
Whether you walk the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, drive your ORV on them to reach your favorite fishing spot, or just like to lie back and enjoy the setting, June is the month to lend a hand at keeping those beaches pristine.