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.
Acadia National Park
As people become more and more wedded to mobile devices, the National Park System is trying to keep up—and so are its friends. To engage visitors and potential supporters, national park friends groups and foundations are enticing the public with high technology. Here are some savvy ways that’s happening.
The numbers are in from the 15th annual Acadia Birding Festival, and two of them are very impressive: 151 and 200,000.
Where Will You Retire? Imagine How Ideal That Destination Would Be If It Had A National Park In The Backyard
If you’re enticed by retirement near a national park, your options swell to 401. But how do you decide which park is perfect for you?
There is nothing as traditional as camping out in the national parks for summer vacation. Reserving a campsite on www.recreation.gov can lock in a site long before you hit the road, but sometimes you just don’t get around to doing that. So what to do?
Though the centennial for Acadia National Park, and the National Park Service, still is three years offer, Friends of Acadia already are working towards ensuring the park has a memorable second century.
Around The Parks: Fireflies In The Smokies, Family Days Along The C&O Canal, Hiking In Acadia, Visitor Center Hours At Voyageurs
Summer can't be far off, as the fireflies will be flashing soon in the Smokies, family days are scheduled at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, a hiking adventure will be offered at Acadia National Park, and visitor hours at Voyageurs National Park are shortened a bit due to sequestration.
Traveler's 2nd Annual Essential Friends + Gateways publication, a collaboration between the Traveler and a core group of national park foundations, cooperating associations, trusts, friends groups, and gateway communities, is aimed at enhancing and furthering the now nationally significant role of these organizations and entities in the preservation and enjoyment of our parks.
Climbers know trees and branches can snag their ropes, but apparently not all climbers know that you're not supposed to cut down trees in national parks without permission. That seems to have been what happened at Acadia National Park, where officials are looking for those responsible for felling trees near the Precipice Trail.