The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is arguably the world’s most iconic long-distance trail. It falls and rises, swaggers and turns, following meanders for 2,185 miles from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
The home that Lyndon Baines Johnson grew up in will partially close on Monday, July 13, and reopen in late September after needed preservation work has been completed.
A search was to get under way early Monday at Dinosaur National Monument for a missing rafter thought to have drowned after falling into Triplet Falls rapid along the Green River.
Nine years after the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument in eastern Utah had to close due to structural problems, a wonderful new facility is in place. The site offers a close-up view of some 1,500 fossilized dinosaur remains.
Will Shafroth, who worked in the Interior Department under former Secretary Ken Salazar, has been hired as CEO and president of the National Park Foundation.
Aficionados of the railroads, both the real thing and the model variety, will find a thing or two of interest come September when Steamtown National Historic Site in Pennsylvania hosts Railfest 2015, a weekend-long festival of everything rail-related.
Planning to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota this summer? Here's a quick rundown on what to do and when to do it.
Planning a trip to Saguaro National Park in Arizona in July? Here's a look at some of the programs that will be offered.
Looking for great footwear for rafting, canoeing, or any other activity that involves water? Earlier this month I had the opportunity to test Chaco's Outcross Evo 2 on a five-day river trip through Dinosaur National Monument and just might have ended my search for a great water shoe.
Gary Ferguson’s latest book is a love story, and a bittersweet and poignant one at that. He regales us with his long, loving marriage to a woman who came to share his kindred spirit for the wilderness, bares his soul through the painful loss of her on a wilderness river in Canada, and takes us on a healing journey back into the wilderness.
August is still a ways off, but it's not too far off that you shouldn't lock up tickets for the 32nd edition of the Grand Canyon Music Festival.
For the first time since 1953 teams are working to accurately measure the height of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. It long has been accepted that the peak topped out at 20,320 feet. Is that still the case?
Repairs to the Badlands Loop Road at Cedar Pass in Badlands National Park in South Dakota have been delayed a bit while plans are developed for an emergency services plan and out of concern for how the closure could affect the local economy.
Fire danger in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska and the Iliamna Lake region is very high and approaching extreme as prolonged hot, dry and windy weather has dried park vegetation. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and spread quickly.
A series of family oriented programs are coming to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a goal of getting families outdoors and hiking.
After reviewing the need for wildlife boundaries around nesting shorebirds and sea turtles, the staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore has decided that the boundaries can be reduced in size a bit.
You’re wandering around on a spring day in Shenandoah National Park and you see a bird fluttering around at Big Meadows. You snap a photograph and the bird disappears. Your field guide isn’t helping much. There are just too many birds that look alike. Now, what do you do?