The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

  • Mountain bikers are getting more trail time at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    The Grand Gap Loop Trail is a shared use trail for both hikers and bikers in the park, but until recently bikers could only use it Monday through Friday.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

  • [i]Editor's note: To bring you an additional perspective to life in the National Park System, we're happy to offer occasional musings and insights from PJ Ryan to the Traveler.

  • What better way to enjoy New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park than to take a voyage around the world on a 19th century whaler?

  • Curious about where you can find water in the harsh badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota? Then join a ranger on July 1 to go in search of springs in the park.

    Fresh water springs are few and far between in the park's badlands, but they are an important source of water this dry environment.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

  • Should a state historic district that protects the birthplace of the Pullman sleeping car that once was a hallmark of rail travel be added to the National Park System? A congressional subcommittee is considering that possibility.

    The state of Illinois already operates the Pullman State Historic Site not far from downtown Chicago.