While the leaf-peeping crowds flock to Shenendoah, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains every autumn, a trip farther north to Acadia National Park in Maine will yield a bevy of centennial events in addition to colorful trees.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A rockfall has closed the Wall Street section of the Navajo Loop at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, according to park officials.
Two swimmers, one who apparently got caught up in a rip current and another who tried to save him, have drowned at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.
Here's a short video that offers an overview of one of the little-known jewels of the National Park System, the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee.
A main attraction of fall in Grand Teton National Park is slowly cruising the Moose-Wilson Road to take in the changing colors and catch sights of bears munching through berry-laden bushes and moose browsing riparian vegetation. Under a plan park officials are backing, there could be days during the peak visitation windows in summer and fall when you'll have to wait your turn to enjoy the drive.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore will conduct a science workshop to evaluate factors affecting shorebirds and sea turtles on Seashore beaches. The workshop will take place from September 26-27 at: Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront, 1701 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. A draft agenda will be circulated approximately one week ahead of the workshop.
This week, Yosemite National Park grew by 400 acres, its largest expansion in nearly six decades, with the donation of wetlands and meadow habitat along the park’s western boundary. The land, known as Ackerson Meadow, was donated through the cooperative efforts of the Trust for Public Land, Yosemite Conservancy, and the National Park Service.
Mammoth Cave National Park, which is celebating its 75th birthday this year, and the Friends of Mammoth Cave are planning some special activities to mark National Public Lands Day on September 24.
Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with two days of special programs, culminating in the annual observance on September 11.
In the years to come, the air over Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is expected to be cleaner thanks to a negotiated settlement that will reduce emissions from power plants in the western half of the state.
If you're planning to visit Yellowstone National Park in the coming month, getting around the park could be tricky due to road work that will close a section of the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction.
Shenandoah National Park will honor America’s Wilderness heritage during its 16th annual Wilderness Weekend, September 10-11. This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of Shenandoah’s Wilderness designation.
It's not always that much attention is paid to the donation of a 30-million-year-old, or older, rock. But when that rock contains the fossilied remains of a bowfin fish, Cyclurus gurleyi, well, it stands out.
Back in 2014 I regaled Traveler readers with a report from Canada’s Point Pelee National Park during spring migration. This month, I’m back to remind you that good spring spots are often just as good or better in the fall. I felt a little guilty crossing the border for a national park trip during this centennial celebration, but I think our friends to the north deserve a tip of the hat. Parks Canada celebrated its 115th birthday in May, making it a somewhat older sibling to our National Park Service.
National Park Service managers relied on their expertise and did not violate either The Wilderness Act nor the National Park Service Organic Act when they decided how many miles of off-road vehicle trails would be allowed in the Addition Lands of Big Cypress National Preserve, the 11th U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled.big_cypress_11th_circuit.pdf
At James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 25 miles east of Cleveland, this year’s Republican National Convention and the popular mobile game Pokemon Go helped drive 13,083 visitors to the site in July. That total is 57 percent higher than the previous monthly record of 8,358 visitors five years ago, in July 2011.
General managers of national park lodges don't have an easy job. They appear to be in perpetual motion while dealing with issues regarding employees, maintenance, guests, food service, budgets, and the National Park Service. The facilities they manage are often in isolated locations, a factor that can magnify what would normally be minor issues.
Michael Frome, a journalistic giant in environmental circles who lamented the over-development of national park landscapes and who was among the best at tracking the country's environmental evolution, has died at 96 after months of failing health.
A 21-year-old summer employee of the Grand Teton Lodge Company apparently fell to his death while hiking on Mount Owen in Grand Teton National Park.
The following video was created by Sheets Studios in Jackson, Wyoming, to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. It's intended to serve as a tribute to the magnificent beauty of Grand Teton National Park, and"something that would draw attention and awareness to why we need to protect these wonderful places."