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.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
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."
As Cape Lookout National Seashore reopens in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine, the North Carolina park is investigating vandalism that occurred last weekend at the historic 1907 Keeper’s Quarters.
As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration has launched the second year of the Every Kid in a Park program, which gives fourth graders and their families free access to federal lands and waters nationwide for a full year.
Less than a week on the job, Chris Lehnertz is taking the helm at Grand Canyon National Park with a simple plan for the coming months.
With word that efforts to settle their differences over the ownership of trademarks to iconic Yosemite National Park landmarks failed, a legal battle between the National Park Service and DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is expected to resume in the U.S Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. Julia Huston, a partner and chair of the Trademark, Copyright, & Unfair Competition Practice at the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP, weighs in on the standoff in this column.
When Labor Day ends, the work begins at Acadia National Park. Two areas of Mount Desert Island in Maine – Seawall Campground and some visitor facilities at Sieur de Monts – will be closed for the season starting Tuesday as crews work to improve the septic systems that serve those areas.
Visitors to Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah on September 6 and 7 should expect delays on the monument’s entrance road and on Bridge View Drive as road work is completed.
Yes, they're paving Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park, and that means parking at the popular destination will be very limited for the next three weeks.
Tropical Storm Hermine's heavy rains and associated strong seas prompted Cape Lookout National Seashore and Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials in North Carolina to shutter the parks Friday.
Yosemite National Park will close a day-use parking area in Yosemite Valley this coming Monday evening to improve parking and traffic circulation. The parking area, also known as the Village Day-Use Parking Area (south) or Camp 6, will reopen this winter.
As part of the centennial celebration at Acadia’s Jordan Pond House last weekend, Friends of Acadia and the Acadia Centennial Task Force were honored with a national award recognizing their outstanding contributions to Acadia National Park.
As biologists from around the globe convene in Hawaii for the quadrennial World Conservation Congress, a distinguished group of scientists from across America has issued a warning that current conservation efforts in the United States, while perhaps successful in the short term, are insufficient to prevent widespread extinctions of the nation’s plants and animals.
An approaching hurricane on Thursday prompted a decision to order the evacuation of visitors from Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, leading Cape Hatteras National Seashore to shut down all visitor services on the barrier island. At nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore, officials were planning to shutter their operations at noon Friday.