The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

  • If you're going to be in New York City on Saturday, you might want to head over to the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem to see the Hamilton Grange National Memorial arrive at its new location.

    The location, in St. Nicholas Park, is less than two blocks from the memorial's most recent home on Convent Avenue.

  • The National Trails System, launched 40 years ago, has gone through a growth spurt courtesy of the addition of two dozen trails in 16 states. The segments added range from the 62-mile-long multiple-use Black Canyon Trail in Arizona to roughly 100 miles of water trail in Florida.

  • National parks that focus on America’s industrial beginnings might not be as exciting as nature-based jewels such as Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park, but what they lack in eye-popping beauty they make up for in fascination.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

  • A solo climber who slid nearly 2,000 feet down a steep pitch on Mount McKinley has been rescued by Denali National Park mountaineering rangers. Rangers hoped to transfer the 44-year-old man from the mountain to a hospital once weather allowed.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

  • In a nearly complete reversal of their initial decision, Yellowstone National Park officials are now recommending that Sylvan Pass and the park's east entrance be kept open for winter use.