National Park System units from Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky to the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., were shutting down Friday in advance of a massive snowstorm predicted to dump upwards of 2 feet of snow on some parts of the East.
Mammoth Cave National Park
The calendar will be turned back about 150 years at Mammoth Cave National Park on November 11, when a special program is to be offered featuring a Union soldier telling A Soldier's Story.
Joppa Church in Mammoth Cave National Park is now designated as a day-use area. Vandalism to the church building in the last year has caused the park to limit its availability to the public to daylight hours only
Caves aren’t the best places to go birding. Sure, birders will gladly watch (and list!) a bat when the birding is slow - they do have wings, after all. Still, the birding tends to be much better above ground.
Batman and Robin probably won't show up, but if you're interested in those denizens of the night that flit about in the darkness, head to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky later this month to attend the park's 5th annual Bat Night celebration.
First there was Utah's "Mighty Five" campaign to encourage you to visit all the national parks in the Beehive State. Now Kentucky is offering its "Parks Pentathlon" to nudge you to visit the state's five National Park System sites.
A variety of construction projects coming to Mammoth Cave National Park beginning in August will cause a few issues for park visitors, but in the long run should provide a better experience for them.
Finding companies to run concessions at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is proving difficult for the National Park Service, which in mid-June issued a ninth modification to the original concession prospectus for lodging, transportation, retail, and food services.
Maps unlock the world in front of us...even if we're not standing right in front of the landscape contained on the map we're gazing at. They allow us to wander through the landscape, cross mountains, ford rivers and streams, and envision campsites in the backcountry. And, in the case of a new eBook, they allow us to look into the past of some national park settings.
Essential Spring Guide '15: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area
Spring is a lovely time for a visit to the Cumberland Mountains. On rocky slopes up high the Catawba rhododendron blooms. The Painted Trillium, spring beauty, and red buds burst forth from their dormancy in all of their beauty. Take a few days to fill your eyes with beauty, your soul with history, and your body with adventure.