15 Ways To Enjoy The National Park System This Fall

There's more than just changing leaves happening in America’s national parks this fall and here is a small sampling of some of the activities that are taking place during September, October, and November. Pack up the car, grab your Passport To Your National Parks® book, and spend some time exploring the parks this autumn!

Can't Make It To Glacier Bay National Park? Check Out The Bartlett Cove Webcam!

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a hard place to reach any time of year, let alone the fall. But that doesn't mean you can glimpse this beautiful corner of Alaska.

Full "Harvest Moon" Tours Of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse This Saturday

If thunderstorms in the forecast vanish, a climb up the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse this Saturday night could be spectacular thanks to the rise of a full harvest moon over Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Fall In Yellowstone ... Means Winter And Road Closures Aren't Far Off

Fall visits to national parks can often turn out to be some of the best of the year. You can smell the seasonal change in the air, see it in the reds, browns, yellows and golds flecking the hillsides, feel it in the leaves crunching beneath your feet, and hear it in the bugling elk.

Trail To Alberta Falls, Lake Haiyaha In Rocky Mountain National Park Rehabilitated

After four years of sweat, dirt and exhaustion, a substantial effort to rehabilitate three miles of trail in and around the Alberta Falls and Lake Haiyaha area of Rocky Mountain National Park has been completed.

Red Rock Ride Coming To Waterton Lakes National Park On September 29

A "red rock" ride through a national park is coming up September 29, but you'll have to head north of the border to participate in it. That's when the Red Rock Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park will be closed to motor vehicles for a while to give cyclists clear sailing.

Exploring The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is one of those special places in nature that doesn’t have an optimal season; whenever you choose to go, is a good time to go.

Hispanic Heritage Month Brings Travel Itineraries To National Park System, Events In The Parks

Rich Latino history can be found throughout the United States, and during Hispanic Heritage Month that history is being celebrated in the National Park System.

Google Maps: More Travelers Are Interested In Death Valley Than Yellowstone

So, are more Americans looking for a vacation in Death Valley National Park than, say, Yellowstone National Park? The folks at Google Maps might have you think so.

Crystal Cave Tour Season At Sequoia National Park Extended Deep Into November

Though Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns national parks are perhaps best known within the National Park System for their caves, other parks have caves worth exploring, too. And one, Sequoia National Park, has extended the season for touring Crystal Cave deep into November.

NPCA Invites You On A Float Through Grand Teton National Park

Now here's a deal that's hard to pass up if you're going to be anywhere close to Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday: The National Parks Conservation Association is inviting you on a float through the park.

Bicycle Trail Opened At Glacier Bay National Park

A short trail -- actually, an old road -- in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has been opened to bicycle use.

Video: Shades Of Color Sweep Across Grand Teton National Park

Fall has reached the Rockies, and it has brought with it pastels of the season, from reds and oranges to browns and still some green. In Grand Teton National Park, the changing colors of the seasons are captured in this short video presented by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the Grand Teton Association.

Archaeology In the Parks: An Ancient Quarry In Catoctin Mountain Park

With its densely forested landscape, Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland doesn't easily give up its secrets. But if you have a trained eye, you can spot ancient quarries Native Americans relied on for their tools.

Not Too Early To Reserve Your Winter Vacation In Yellowstone National Park

It's not-quite-mid-September, leaves are only starting to turn in some parts of the country, the furnace hasn't kicked on yet...but it's not too early to plan your winter adventure in Yellowstone National Park.

Devils Postpile National Monument Opens New Trail For Backpackers

Backpackers now have a much safer way to get from the overnight hiker parking lot just outside of Devils Postpile National Monument to the Devils Postpile trailhead, which accesses the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails as well as many wilderness destinations on the Inyo National Forest.

Second Annual Grand Teton National Park Film Festival Touches On Bears, Rivers And Sacrifice

Charging brown bears, indigenous farmers in Peru, and the fate of the Colorado River are just some of the images and topics that will be on display this week when the 2nd Annual Grand Teton National Park Film Festival opens.

Video: Exploring Grand Teton National Park, Day And Night

Grand Teton National Park, in western Wyoming, is a masterpiece of rock and ice, forest and water. In this short video from the Grand Teton Association and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation you catch a glimpse of the park's wonders, both day and night.

Check Out Traveler's Guide To Grand Canyon National Park

Traveler has added Grand Canyon National Park to its list of Essential Park Guides. Check it out!

Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches Open Despite Shark Sightings In Nearby Waters

All six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches were open on Labor Day despite the sightings of great white sharks in nearby waters.

White-Water, Apple Harvests, And Indian Summer On The Coast Are Among 10 Great Fall National Park Activities

Fall is, in many people's eyes, the best season to enjoy the National Park System. Temperatures are moderating, insects are a thing of the past, forests wrap themselves in dazzling colors, and wildlife is easy to see and often vocal. Here are ten great fall destinations in the park system.

Crater Lake Temporarily Off-Limits To Scuba Divers

Crater Lake is an appealing dive for scuba aficionados, but the lake will be temporary closed to them until Crater Lake National Park officials can formulate protocols for keeping invasive species out of the water.

Exploring The Night Skies Over Yosemite National Park

Most visitors to Yosemite National Park come to enjoy the waterfalls and the walls of granite, but there's another dimension that deserves your attention: the dazzling night skies overhead.

Low Water Levels Affecting Boating Opportunities At Grand Teton National Park

Early spring runoff, and low precipitation this summer, has Grand Teton National Park officials planning to halt commercial boating operations on Jenny Lake on Tuesday.

New Camping Option At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

There's a new campsite for you to choose from when you make plans to visit Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

4th Annual Grand Canyon Art Celebration Set For September 8-12

Visit Grand Canyon National Park early in September and you'll be able to watch masters at work as they try to capture all the vibrancy and moodiness of the canyon during the 4th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.

Yellowstone Bear Biologist Debunks Myth That Menstruating Women Attract Bears

A report by a Yellowstone National Park bear specialist allaying misplaced concerns that menstruating women might be at greater risk of bear attack has been drawing headlines this month, perhaps as much for its unusual subject matter as for its findings.

Pompey's Pillar And The Last Trace Of Lewis and Clark

Pompey's Pillar National Monument in southern Montana marks the only remaining place along the Lewis and Clark trail where one of 13 inscriptions Capt. Lewis reportedly made two centuries ago remains.

Start Planning For The Shenandoah Scramble!

Take a hike and help out the Shenandoah National Park Trust. You can do that on September 22 when the annual Shenandoah Scramble takes off!

Trust For the National Mall Looking For A Few (Dozen) Good Volunteers

It's difficult to miss them on the National Mall: They're dressed in yellow shirts and khaki pants or shorts, wear ball caps with the National Park Service and Trust for the National Mall logos, and heft backpacks filled with information and, if you're thirsty, water.