Taiga is a word of just two syllables, and yet it connotes remoteness. Its synonym – boreal – is slightly more familiar, though it too conjures the distant, the mysterious. But if you travel to the Great Lakes, to the national lakeshores that line the southern shores of those inland oceans known as Superior and Michigan, you can find yourself deep in the coniferous forests, the taiga or boreal forests, more familiar to the Canadian landscapes to the north.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
September into the heart of November are my favorite months in the National Park System. The days aren’t quite as long as they are in July and August, but the bugs and crowds are on the wane, wildlife is on the move, and the crisp night air is perfect for sleeping under the stars, or in a cozy cabin.
Fans of Lake Superior’s historic lighthouses will be glad to know that the “lights of the Apostles” have been receiving a lot of tender loving care.
A black bear that has been hanging out in the northeastern end of Oak Island at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin has led to a temporary closure of the area.
A celebration is scheduled for Saturday at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin to welcome a new lighthouse to the National Park System.
A proposed commercial pig farm in Wisconsin could greatly affect Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, where the superintendent is worried that runoff would boost phosphorous loads in Lake Superior and also could harm piping plovers, a species listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.
Special Fee To Tour Ice Caves At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Covers Park's Expenses...And Then Some
A year after going deep in the hole to manage visitation to unusual "ice caves" with their dripping formations, Apostle Islands National Seashore came out head this past winter thanks to a special fee charged visitors.
Looking for a birding festival in the National Park System? You can add the woods and shorelines of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which is hosting its very first birding festival this May.
You want to get out on the water, preferably for a few days at least. Scenery, wildlife, and solitude are on your checklist. Here’s where to go in the National Park System.
New units to the National Park System, a face-off over concession fees at Grand Canyon National Park that impacted nearly a quarter of the park system, and even the basic relevancy of national parks were among the top stories of 2014 involving the park system.