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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

  • A 3,200-acre tract of raw, wild land next to a section of Acadia National Park once planned for development as an "eco-resort" has been purchased by a company that intends to work to see the land preserved.

    The Lyme Timber Co.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

  • Throughout the year we get a fair number of national park-related books for review, but we couldn't possibly keep track of all new -- or old, yet worthy additions to any national park library -- books with park connections.

    Which is where you, the reader, comes in. Which books would you recommend to fellow park lovers? Which books do you want to add to your own personal library?

  • It could, perhaps, be viewed as the wildlife equivalent of Beach Party, the 1960s-era series of beach-based movies featuring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Only in this case, the beach at Point Reyes National Seashore is covered by elephant seals, not hormone-crazed twenty-somethings.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

  • With few trees, compared, say, to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, counting birds at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area shouldn't be too difficult when the NRA holds its Christmas Bird Count.

    Those clear vistas should help as you search the skies, waters, and cliffs

  • Among the interesting exhibits at Ellis Island National Monument is one called Peopling of America that traces the paths taken by immigrants to the United States, both before and after the island's immigration center opened for business.

    The unique approach to this, however, has changed the museum from focusing on immigration at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924 to a museum about imm