Tule Elk Deaths At Point Reyes National Seashore Bring Charges Of Mismanagement

Charges of wildlife mismanagement by the staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are being leveled in the wake of the deaths of more than 200 Tule elk caused, apparently, by a lack of water inside their fenced preserve.

Where To Go, What To Do During National Park Week

National Park Week officially kicks off tomorrow, April 18, and if you're wondering how to celebrate, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation have some ideas.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Considering More Mountain Biking Trails

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is considering the addition of more than 10 miles of biking trails in the park, including about 10 miles of single-track and three miles of cross-country trails.

Birding In The National Parks: Where The Birds Are

Spring is an exciting time for both birds and birders across North America. The colorful songbirds are on their way back to their northern nesting grounds after spending a lazy winter in the tropics. Warblers, with a rainbow of plumages and equally diverse collection of songs, are the most sought-after birds during migration.

How Has Closure Of The National Park System Impacted You?

There are the obvious impacts tied to the closure of the National Park System due to the partial government shutdown: guests forced to leave the parks, gateway communities losing business, concessions operations in flux.

Mystery -- Possibly One Of Murder -- Is Being Investigated At Cuyahoga Valley National Park In Ohio

An investigation is ongoing at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio where hikers stumbled across parts of a human skull and jawbone.

National Park Foundation Grants Designed To Help Parks Improve Visitor Transportation

While some national parks struggle with moving tourists around during the peak season due to traffic jams and road systems designed for fewer vehicles, the National Park Foundation is working to provide the National Park Service with the expertise to help improve the situation.

Plein Air Art Competition Coming To Cuyahoga Valley National Park In Ohio

Good with paint and brush? Then you just might want to enter the upcoming Fifth Annual Plein Air Competition-Along the Crooked River: 100 Years Later at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

Grand Canyon National Park Ranger Honored As Park Service's Top Ranger

A Grand Canyon National Park ranger, one who you might see dangling from a helicopter to help an injured visitor, has been honored as the National Park Service's top ranger.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Counted Record Ridership In 2012

Quite a few folks were riding the rails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park last year. Records show that the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad had record ridership of 210,347 passengers during 2012.

Updated: The Aftermath Of Superstorm Sandy On The National Park System

Nearly 70 National Park System units along the Eastern Seaboard were either fully or partially closed due to impacts from "superstorm Sandy," and it could be days before some reopen.

NPS Sites Going To The Dogs, At Least Where ​Canine Volunteers Are Greeting Visitors

Paw Patrol dog and patch
Cuyahoga Valley National Park took the first four-legged steps to engage local dog owners and their canine companions with a Paw Patrol volunteer program. Devils Postpile National Monument just started their own program.

Fall Is The Best Time To Make Discoveries At The National Parks

If you’re in mood to travel, September and October are wonderful months to spend in the national parks. The crowds have departed, the animals are busy, and the fall color beckons. Now is the time park friends also host an array of workshops tailor-made for life-long learners.

Birding In The National Parks: A Spring Visit To Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Looking for some spring bird watching? Consider Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and don't forget to bring the kids along.

Birding in The National Parks: Bald Eagles No Longer A Ghost Bird in the National Parks

I lowered my binoculars and muttered, “Oh, it’s just another eagle.” With that statement I recognized a few years ago that I officially had started taking Bald Eagles for granted.

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Underrated and Understated

With 160 miles of scenic trails, a rich and well-preserved plethora of historic locales, and a graceful (but grumpy) population of lanky blue herons, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a beautiful swath of lush Ohio land worth exploring.

Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

Chimani Adds Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Its Library of National Park Phone Apps

Add Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the number of national park apps Chimani has in its growing library.

Take Traveler With You On Your Next National Park Trip

Leaving your laptop or desktop computer behind when you head to a national park doesn't mean you have to leave the Traveler behind, too. Through an exclusive agreement with Chimani, LLC you can now subscribe to the Traveler's feed on your iPhone.

"State of Birds" Report Points To Value of National Parks, Other Public Lands For Birds

The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.

Just How Healthy Is National Park Food For You?

Hiking in a national park certainly is good for your health, but did you ever wonder whether that meal you purchased in the park was offsetting the benefits of that hike? In a bid to help you judge, the National Park Service is working to determine just how nutritious meals purchased in the parks are.
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Floodwaters Force Closings in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

In northeastern Ohio, heavy rains have sent rivers out of their banks and triggered the closing of flood-vulnerable facilities in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Heron Day Celebration at Cuyahoga Valley National Park This Saturday

Blue herons are frequent visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, and this weekend you can celebrate their presence there during the park's annual Blue Heron Day.

150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Inaugural Journey Commemorated in Sixteen Cities This Month

This month marks the 150th Anniversary of the trip by then President-elect Abraham Lincoln from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C. The National Park Service will commemorate the journey by sponsoring programs from February 11 to February 23 in sixteen cities and towns where Lincoln made stops and remarks during his trip.

Bald Eagles Appear To Be Nesting Again At Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Though not exactly like the swallows returning to Capistrano, a pair of bald eagles has once again been spotted at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and seems interested in nesting there.

Traveler's Checklist: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This popular park situated in the Cleveland-Akron urban region of northeastern Ohio offers a nice selection of scenic delights and outdoor recreational pursuits.

Finding Winter Bliss in a National Park Lodge

Winter can be a blissful time to visit the national parks. You can head south, and enjoy the warm weather and simply pitch your tent, or you can head to the snow belt and explore the parks on skis or snowshoes. But where should you stay? We asked our lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, for their recommendations.

Questing is Coming to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. So…What is it?

Towpath at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is on a Quest to encourage more visitors to learn about the park and the Great Outdoors. The park is introducing Questing—"a new interactive recreational activity"—to Northeast Ohio. So…what is "Questing"?

Nesting Bald Eagles Mean Trail Restrictions at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Does anyone remember back in the 1970s when the fate of the bald eagle seemed questionable because of DDT? These majestic birds have recovered so well that they're showing up in more and more parts of the country, and not just winging their way to somewhere else. At Cuyahoga Valley National Park signs of bald eagles nesting in the Pinery Narrows Area of the park have prompted park officials to institute some trail restrictions to give the birds a little privacy for the next few months.