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Sunday, December 4th, 2011

  • John-Boy might not be there, but you'll still get a taste of Appalachian Christmas cheer with a visit to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park this coming Saturday.

    Each year, deep in Appalachia, the holiday season is ushered in as Christmas-red cardinals decorate snow-covered hemlocks. Icicles become nature's diamonds frosting rocky mountainsides. The brisk air makes one's skin tingle.

  • Do you live in South Dakota, or are you planning a trip there in mid-December? If so, stop by Wind Cave National Park, either to take part in the park's Christmas Bird Count or to enjoy the holiday open house.

    The open house on December 14 will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the visitor center.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

  • Though the primary battles of the Civil War were fought in the East, the Pacific Northwest was impacted by the war between the states, as a National Park Service ranger will explain Monday during a talk in Portland, Oregon.

    Greg Shine, the chief ranger and historian at [url=]Fort Vancouver National Historic Site[/url

  • No snow, no ice, just dazzling waters and white sand.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

  • A name change, wilderness and wild and scenic river designation, and improved visitor services are all provided for in the National Park Service's final general management plan/environmental impact statement on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area in Washington state.

    In a bow to marketing, the plan calls on Congress to change the name of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, which is sandw