A new book has arrived that delves into the unique canal system that powered 19th Century Lowell, Massachusetts' industrial sector. What does that have to do with national parks? If you're familiar with the Lowell National Historical Park, you know the answer to that question.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Pounding surf to wake you, and to help you fall asleep. A quick dash into the breakers to wash the sleep from your system. Fresh sea breezes. What more do you need to consider before renting a cabin on Cape Lookout National Seashore for a vacation this coming year?
Beach Driving Ban Brings Fort Matanzas National Monument into Compliance, But Angers Matanzas Beach Users
Legally speaking, the beach driving ban that went into effect at Florida’s Fort Matanzas on January 1st was nearly 37 years overdue. Still, many area residents worry about its impacts on recreation and tourism.
"Clean energy" and cultural values are colliding not far from Cape Cod National Seashore in Nantucket Sound, where a proposal to erect a wind farm was handed a potential setback Monday when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pointed to a determination that the Sound is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Finicky bears, addled boaters, a cannon that was, a cannonball that wasn’t. In 2009, these and other outside-the-box stories reminded us that you just never know what you’re going to run into – or what might run into you -- in America’s national parks.
We gladly take this opportunity to recognize and thank the more than two dozen guest writers who helped make Traveler more comprehensive, informative, and enjoyable in 2009.
The just-completed year of 2009 was a busy one for the Traveler, as our output grew exponentially compared to 2008. While we have ambitious plans for 2010, we'd like to pause a moment and get some feedback from you.
The winter months are some of the best for a visit to Saguaro National Park. The heat has moderated and there's much to see. The park's rangers will make sure you have something to do, too, as they've filled January with more than a few activities to help you explore the park.
The Bonnie Clare Road (Scotty’s Castle Road) will be closed to traffic January 12-14 for road maintenance, necessitating a Nevada detour for Scotty’s Castle visitors. The Ubehebe Crater parking area will be closed from January 4 until March.
During 2009, Traveler posted histories of ten of the many national parks that have been abolished/deauthorized/decommissioned/delisted since 1895.
Do you know the difference between a parados and a banquette, or a bastion and a re-entrant? You'll get the answers during a special tour at Petersburg National Battlefield, which will explore military engineering and fortifications as they were employed during the siege of Petersburg.
One of the most beautiful settings for a national park stay is Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. Set on the shores of Swift Current Lake with a view of the craggy Rockies in all directions, the lodge is one of the venerable old souls of the National Park System's lodging fraternity. But, sadly, it's well-worn and shabby in places. To remedy that, there's a renovation plan under way.
We posted Traveler’s Checklists for 19 different national parks in 2009. Check ‘em out. You’re sure to find helpful advice and useful tips a-plenty.
Any mention of national park lodges causes most people to envision park icons such as Old Faithful Inn, El Tovar, Ahwahnee, or Many Glacier Hotel. Dozens of other national park lodges are scattered across the country, of course, although many receive little publicity and remain virtually unknown to many experienced travelers.
A Cold War relic surrounding by Everglades National Park will be opened to the public for tours through the end of March.
A 37-year-old Colorado man was arrested Thursday in connection with the dragging death of a dog at Colorado National Monument.
It's certainly true that travel schedules and seasonal weather patterns dictate that the heaviest traffic flows to national parks come during the summer months. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to do in the parks in winter. At Dinosaur National Monument, for instance, a park that showcases geology, paleontology, and rivers in summer, winter brings opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even snowmobiling.
The trail to the top of Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park is in need of work to improve safety, install turnouts along the 2.5-mile path, and add a new trailside toilet. Plus, the park is proposing a trail to connect the Manzanita Creek Trail to the Lassen Peak Trail.Lassen_Peak_Trail_EA.pdf