Any park in the country has certain times of the year when a visit is especially enjoyable, and for Big Thicket National Preserve, a prime season for outdoor activities is upon us. Compared to more northerly climes, spring comes early to southeast Texas, and March and early April can offer a fine time hiking and boating in an area that's not your typical national park.
Visiing the Parks
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.
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.
The 2011 Monitoring Reports at Cape Hatteras National Seashore reveals that piping plovers, sea turtles and even the American Oystercatcher really need protection.
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 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.