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Saturday, March 17th, 2012

  • Parking fees at two areas in Gateway National Recreation Area will jump 50 percent this summer as National Park Service officials look for additional revenues to help maintain the NRA and its units.

    At the NRA's Sandy Hook Unit, a popular beach getaway in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area, parking fees will go from $10 per vehicle to $15.

Friday, March 16th, 2012

  • While the more than 2,000 rock arches at Arches National Park might hold your kids' attention for a good period of time, sometimes you just have to get down and dirty to keep them happy.

    That's when you head to Sand Dune Arch.

    In truth, the entire park is pretty much one big playground for youngsters.

  • Wondering what sorts of scientific research is under way at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan on attending the park's biennial reseach conference late this month in Estes Park, Colorado.

    The conference is scheduled for March 28 and 29th.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

  • Long before he entered politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt enjoyed ice yachting on the Hudson River near his home.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

  • Are you one of the increasing number of people who suffer from nomophobia?

    That's a term derived from "no-mobile-phone phobia," or the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.