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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

  • On September 29, National Public Lands Day, the National Parks will celebrate by waiving the entrance fees to all national parks.

    But Shenandoah National Park’s National Public Lands Day celebration may signal a deeper look at the future. The event will feature the Civilian Conservation Corps by hosting the Park’s 79th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni Reunion.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

  • If you've ever stood in the middle of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., you can imagine what a chore it must be to cut the grass, trim the shrubs, prune the trees, and keep the flowerbeds tidy.

Friday, September 21st, 2012

  • Zoom out from the tightly cropped image we used for Mystery Photo 56 and you'll find a seat at the soda fountain in the Painted Desert Inn in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park.

    The stools were created by Civilian Conservation Corp crews using designs by Lyle Bennett, a National Park Service architect, made in 1939.

  • 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.

    Vehicular traffic will be banned from 9 a.m.

  • 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.

    Trying to beat the heat on a balmy summer afternoon?