At Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, cruise ships negotiate the scenic bay for whale- and glacier watching, without disgorging their passengers on land. But in Maine, the arrival of the cruise ship industry with their thousands of disembarking passengers is posing a threat to Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park
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.
Not a year into his role as president and chief executive officer of Friends Of Acadia, David MacDonald's task was ratcheted up a few rungs by the federal budget sequestration and its impacts on a national park that already was struggling with a thin budget.
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.
Driving the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park is a classic introduction to the park. You can navigate it in a few hours, or take the entire day.
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.
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.