The Colorado and Green rivers. Jackson Lake beneath the Tetons. These bodies of water offer some of the best paddling experiences, in some of the greatest settings in the National Park System, and you can experience them in 2016 with your fellow park travelers during a trip with National Parks Traveler. What better way to mark the centennial of the National Park Service?
The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.on Saturday. The presentations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840.
The Colorado River flows the length of Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah, but the highlight seems to be Cataract Canyon if you listen to paddlers. While some outfitters negotiate a roughly 100-mile stretch of the Colorado River from near Moab to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in a day or two, and others in six days, the main attraction is Cataract Canyon with its bucking white water.
Whether captured in words, photographs, or illustrations, national parks are wondrous places, vibrant and breathtaking in their scenery and history. To drive that point home, Joel Anderson and his son, Nathan, of the Anderson Design Group have just released a book that displays the 59 "national parks" in unique posters.
19th Century Christmas Celebration Planned For Chatham At Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park
Even during the Civil War troops marked the Christmas holidays. Some insights of those celebrations will be offered at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia when "Christmas at Chatham" is marked on December 20.
What better way to burn off some of the calories from those mashed potatoes, rolls, and pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving dinner than to take a hike Friday in your favorite national park?
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has summoned Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela to Cheyenne for a closed-door meeting about the park's preferred plan for managing traffic along the Moose-Wilson Road, a scenic byway popular with wildlife lovers.
"Thumper trucks," which pound the ground in a fashion designed to detect oil, and even explosives detonated for the same purpose, could be allowed on 110 square miles of Big Cypress National Preserve under a plan being considered by the National Park Service.
Special gold and silver coins are coming your way to help commemorate the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. The coins, in denominations of $5, $1, and 50-cent pieces, carry designs emblematic of the 100th anniversary of the Park Service.
Nine months after President Obama heralded his Every Kid In A Park program, the initiative is showing some growing pains, but National Park Service officials are optimistic about the long-term benefits of the program.