The National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society will present a maple sugaring demonstration at Millbrook Village in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
A tour guide based in France and his group of 13 were caught early Monday morning sneaking into the closed area at Halema‘uma‘u, the erupting summit crater of Kīlauea volcano in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the opportunity it provides visitors to enjoy the night sky.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Visitor Center on March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly grand opening events and activities at the site and a first look at the new visitor center. It is located at: 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, Maryland. All events are free.
National park boundaries are largely imaginary things, without walls or fences. As a result, what happens on adjacent lands can impact parks, which is one reason there is an outcry over the U.S. Senate's decision, by a party-line vote, to scrap a U.S. Bureau of Land Management regulation intended to give the public a greater voice during that agency's planning periods.
Need to get away from it all? Head to Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve in southwestern Alaska. Just don't forget your bear spray.
Voyageurs National Park is no longer recommending travel on frozen lake surfaces due to warming weather, as ice conditions are deteriorating, standing water is appearing on frozen lake surfaces, and bare ground can be found on the safety portages.
A colloquium coming later this month will examine a variety of natural resource topics dear to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from salamanders in the park to bats and climate change.
A 20-year-old woman working in Yosemite National Park was killed when a falling tree hit her in Half Dome Village, previously known as Curry Village.
The season for recreational fires is under way at Ocean Beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. New fire rings installed last week will welcome visitors to enjoy s’mores and sunsets on the beach once again.
The National Park Service will offer a number of special programs and services during the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival, including festival-related lantern walks, ranger talks, and tours around the Tidal Basin and National Mall. Park Service events, which are free, will be held from March 15 through April 2. Peak bloom of the cherry trees is expected to occur between March 14-17.
The contracting process for rehabilitation of 12 miles of the Lake Crescent section of Highway 101 and four miles of East Beach Road at Olympic National Park in Washington state remains under way, so this spring’s construction schedule has been adjusted. Construction is now slated to begin in late April this year. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.
You know that Acadia National Park’s natural scenery is spectacularly varied, from granite-topped mountains to bold shorelines. But did you know that Acadia’s plant and animal life are similarly diverse? Delicate alpine wood lilies thrive just a 30-minute hike from saltwater eelgrasses. Explore the park and you can see peregrines, great blue herons, and harlequin ducks all within a short distance.
Two public meetings are on the calendar for late March to discuss a new North Carolina Department of Transportation passenger ferry service from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to oversnow travel this week. All oversnow travel will end for the season Wednesday, March 15, at 9 p.m. Spring plowing will begin after the roads close. Weather permitting, roads will likely reopen to automobile travel Friday, April 15.
Little more than a week after Grand Teton National Park rangers were called upon to rescue a backcountry skier, they were summoned again to save the life of another skier in the park. This time, however, it took a defibrillator to shock the man's heart back to life.
An unidentified man apparently fell to his death in Zion National Park in Utah while hiking in the area of Angels Landing, officials said Friday.
The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment in support of a new flexible design strategy for relocating campsites at its Oceanside Campground that are lost or repeatedly damaged by coastal storm events. Several new locations within the developed area on Assateague Island will be considered.
The latest additions for npshistory.com and parkscanadahistory.com have now been posted to the web. Included in this update are back issues of Funding the Natural Resource Challenge: A Report to Congress; Park Newspaper: The Greenstone from Isle Royale National Park, Trends in Parks and Recreation, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Series and the Visitor Services Training Series. The March update is larger than usual with more than 200 new reports added to npshistory.com
Roads damaged as a result of California's wet winter continues to limit access to Yosemite National Park, with Highway 41 from the south closed to traffic and Big Oak Flat Road leading to the Yosemite Valley closed as well.