Visiting the Parks
Around The Parks: Maritime Heritage Trail At Biscayne, Hiking For Health At Voyageurs, Early Season Hiking At Grand Teton
From exploring sunken wrecks in Biscayne National Park to improving your health on the hiking trails of Voyageurs National Park, there's a lot going on in the National Park System this summer.
Point Reyes National Seashore on the California coast offers a mix of habitats and settings, places where you might spot a sea otter, or maybe a great egret wading through a marsh in search of a meal. Sit back and spend five minutes enjoying this setting.
Memorial Day Weekend is a time for remembrance, and for getting outdoors and enjoying the weather. You can do both in the National Park System this weekend, as the National Park Foundation notes in its list of "10 Ways to Honor Memorial Day."
Spring has set in throughout the country, perennials are reappearing, if they haven't already started to bloom, and summer vacation for some could be just weeks away. If you need some suggestions on where to float in the National Park System, we have them.
Strolling, appropriately enough, down Elkhorn Avenue, the small band of elk didn’t notice that Estes Park is not inside Rocky Mountain National Park, and you likely won’t, either.
Stunning crimson and brilliant golden sandstone formations paint a truly unique landscape in any season. Cedar Breaks National Monument is home to spectacular views of a three-mile wide, half-mile deep natural amphitheater. Visitors are welcome to experience a variety of activities available within the park. Warm summer months sweep hiking trails with vibrant wildflowers from late June through August.
Rich Lineup Of Programs At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are offering a rich lineup of free interpretative programs today through May 22.
Trailwork in Zion National Park this summer will require the closure of some trails in the Weeping Rock area, according to park officials.
Barring a spring storm, facilities along the 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway will begin opening for the high season on April 1, with most facilities open by June 1.
A glimpse into the past will be available to Valley Forge National Historical Park visitors next weekend during a re-enactment of the Continental Army's winter encampment there in 1777-78.
Where will you turn up in the National Park System this spring? Our friends at Eastern National have the following suggestions for you to consider.
With the travel season not too far off, you should be planning your national park adventures. If you're looking for a great scenic drive, we offer the following for your consideration.
When we first hatched our plan to visit all 59 National Parks in sprint-like fashion, we really didn't know how were going to do it logistically. About the only thing we knew for certain was that we wanted to take our Maltese puppies Bubba and Lilly. Everything else was on the table.
It can take a long time to reach Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located as it is in southwestern North Dakota. Fortunately, there are some great hikes to do once you get there to stretch your legs. Here are five aspects of the park not to miss on your next visit.
Acadia National Park seems like a pretty straightforward adventure for park travelers. Arrive in Bar Harbor. Drive, or ride the Island Explorer, down the loop road, and get off for some overlooks and a hike or two. Resist the urge to run with the pack. Here are five aspects of visiting Acadia that shouldn't be overlooked.
Curious about what you can do at Saguaro National Park in Arizona this month? Check out the following list of events.
It's so easy to do a windshield tour of Canyonlands National Park by driving up onto the Island in the Sky District and through the Needles District. But here are five reasons why you should do a little more exploring in the park that preserves a wondrous slice of Utah's canyon country.
It turns out that scrambling out of a bouncing Zodiac and climbing 160 sodden, wooden stairs are the easiest challenges of the day. At the crest of the cliff, the trail stretches across the grassy, rolling hilltop of the southernmost inhabited island on the planet.
If you’re looking for some ideas and inspiration for 2014, here are my 10 favorite family adventures at The Big Outside (another list that will keep growing and evolving), as well as a bonus 11th trip that made this list last year but saw its spot usurped this year.
Another national park has added its camping reservations system to the recreation.gov portal. At Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, this means you can go online to reserve campsites at Brooks Camp and other destinations in the park.
Grand Canyon National Park is the main attraction in a new video, Grand Canyon In Depth, that explores the natural and human history of the landscape within the national park.
If you're planning to visit Hawaii in January, check out these "after dark" programs that will be offered at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah will be holding its annual Winter Steam Days on December 28, 29 and 30 this year.