The Latest News & Views

Friday, April 24th, 2009

  • There are some underground trails in Mammoth Cave National Park that are supposed to be rough and rugged. The routes followed for the popular "wild cave" tours, for instance.

  • According to historical accounts, when Christopher Columbus’ men visited the Virgin Islands in 1493, one of the novel things they encountered near the beach was a tree that appeared to offer possibilities as a food source. The sweet-smelling fruit, which resembles small apples or crab apples, seemed very appealing, so some of the newbies tried it. They shouldn’t have.

  • It's been a rather cold, wet winter in much of the country, and Olympic National Park includes a smorgasbord of outdoor delights to help cure a case of cabin fever. Here's some important travel information for anyone planning a visit to the park during the next two months--and a tip that can save you some money on your trip.

  • If you're a lover of horse history, and wouldn't mind gaining ownership of a "Shackleford" horse, call the folks at Cape Lookout National Seashore. But be quick, because they only have seven to give away.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009