Visiing the Parks

Walking Le Chemin De St. Jacques In France - Part 2

In a field of sunflowers
In this, part two of her series on walking Le Chemin de St. Jacques in France, Danny Bernstein travels the second half of her month-long journey along one of France's national trails. Fall is firmly setting in, painting its colors along the countryside.

A Masonic Marker On the Blue Ridge Parkway

BLRI - masonic marker
Hidden on the Blue Ridge Parkway spur is a Masonic Marker dating back to 1938. Freemasons gather here gather here every year to hear an address from their leader.

Counting Birds and Turtles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

CAHA - closed sign
The 2011 Monitoring Reports at Cape Hatteras National Seashore reveals that piping plovers, sea turtles and even the American Oystercatcher really need protection.

Camping In The Parks: Cataloochee Valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee Valley
This may be the middle of winter, but this is the time to make reservations for Cataloochee Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Wonder That Is The Linn Cove Viaduct On the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway was featured on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels series, for heaven’s sake. Nevertheless, it’s not widely understood why or how it’s noteworthy. The High Country landmark might be nothing less than the combined genius of the 20th century’s two top bridge designers.
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