The Latest News & Views

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

  • Editor's note:[i] The Traveler is expanding the coverage we devote to national parks in other nations. Throughout the year we'll be rolling out a major series of stories on international park destinations with plenty of travel insight, but we're also launching recurring smaller stories such as this one that bring you park news from other nations.

  • Paddlers anxious to dip their blades in water have a new trail to explore in northeastern Washington along the Pend Oreille River thanks in part to the National Park Service.

    The 70-mile trail for kayakers, canoeists, motorboats, and even swimming, camping, and birdwatching, was developed with help from the Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (R

  • The Cataloochee Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn't open until March 9 this year, but now is the time to make reservations for this small 27-site campground.

    Until 2010, visitors had to drive into the deep valley to find that there wasn't a spot for their tent or trailer.

  • While some areas of the country are struggling with scant snowfall, enough has fallen at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan to open more than 22 miles of classic cross-country ski trails to the public.

    Chris Case, the lakeshore's chief of facility management, says enough snow has fallen on the trails in Munising and Grand Marais for crews to groom t

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

  • Funding through the National Park Foundation's 2012 Impact Grant program will enable Grand Teton National Park crews to replace sod roofs on historic cabins at the Bar BC Dude Ranch with a grass system that's more resilient to the weather.

    This project, “Greening the Bar BC: New Green Roofs for Old Sod Cabins in Gra