Sure, it's still August, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start penciling some fall events and activities in the National Park System onto your calendar. Here's a start, and we'll keep adding to it as we hear of events.
There is a magical quality to fall visits to Shenandoah National Park as mile after mile of trees blazing with vivid reds, oranges, and yellows come into view along Skyline Drive. In Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspen groves you see along the lower reaches of Trail Ridge Road turn so vividly gold in the fall that they take your breath away.
Dig out your extra change, or perhaps write a larger check, to help Friends of Acadia meet a challenge grant to underwrite trail work on the west side of Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park.
With another successful nesting season in the Precipice Cliff area of Acadia National Park, the area's trails, including the Precipice Trail, have reopened to the public.
Federal lands make up the majority of Utah's landscape, so it shouldn't be surprising that state roads crisscross those lands. But when a state road crosses a national park, and that road is going to be traversed by a bike race, should National Park Service approval be required?
Well, it appears that nesting attempts by Peregrine falcons in some areas of Acadia National Park have failed this year. As a result, areas that had been closed during the nesting season have been reopened.
The National Park Service and Schoodic Institute will dedicate the newly renovated Rockefeller Hall at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in a public ceremony on July 3.