The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 30th, 2012

  • The Salvo Day Use Area at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which has been closed since Hurricane Irene swept across it last September, will reopen Tuesday.

    The area, popular with windsurfers, is located south of the villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

  • Cleanup is under way at Devils Postpile National Monument, where a fall storm blew down thousands of trees in the Reds Meadow Valley.

    Monument officials haven't given any specific date for when they expect to be able to fully open the monument to visitors, saying only that "(T)he closure will be in effect for the entire Reds Meadow Road and all developed recre

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

  • Wales’ Coast Path Debuts May 5th

    In major news for Wales, and for people who are attracted to long distance trail trips, the May 5th opening of the Wales Coast Path makes it possible to walk the entire coast of the country from Chepstow in the South to Queensferry in northern Wales.

    Combine that 870-mile path with the existing Offa’s Dyke National Trail along the border wit

  • The spectacular flickering firefly display in the moist cool forests of the Great Smokies near Elkmont Campground has soared to such popularity that the park this year will create a new on-line ticketing system, operated through

  • Visitors to Golden Gate National Recreation Area have a new facility they can head to to orient themselves on the NRA and what there is to do.

    The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy on Saturday unveiled the Lands End Lookout, the newest visitor center within the Golden Gate National Parks.