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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

  • Western North Carolina has always attracted people who could afford to get away from the heat and spend the summer in the mountains. Once the railroad reached Asheville, North Carolina, in 1880, many distinguished people settled here and left their mark.

  • A wealth of beaches makes Virgin Islands National Park an incredible destination for water lovers. Any of those beaches within the national park can quickly become a favorite to head to day after day after day during your visit, guaranteed to provide warm waters teeming with marine-life, soft, sugar-sand beaches lined by palms perfect for napping.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Portions of the following story are graphic and might not be suitable for everyone.

    A Michigan man fatally mauled and partially consumed by grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park last summer was hiking through a landscape with a high concentration of bears, some no doubt drawn by the pre

  • There are no plans at this point for the National Park Service to look into the merits of a "North Woods National Park" in Maine, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    During a congressional review of the Interior Department's FY 2013 budget proposal, Secretary Salazar told U.S. Sen.

  • A 3,500-square-foot Tlingit tribal house could rise up near Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve under a plan the National Park Service first proposed more than a decade ago.

    The 18th-century replica was outlined in the park's 1997 Comprehensive Design Plan and Environmental Assessment as a way to provide park vis