Shenandoah National Park

Visit Your Park: Glacier Bay and Shenandoah National Parks Now in the Archives

If you haven't been checking the Visit Your Park section recently, know that two more parks have been added to the archives: Glacier Bay National Park and Shenandoah National Park.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

Concessionaire Teams Up With National Park Foundation To Offer End-of-Summer Trips

Trying to figure out how to squeeze in one more national park fix before summer ends? Well, the National Park Foundation and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations are closing out the summer with a “National Park Adventure Sweepstakes” that offers one giveaway each week now through Labor Day.

Shenandoah National Park

Come fall and Shenandoah National Park puts on some of its best colors. Photo copyright QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks

Though worn and rumpled by the passage of time, a gentler, more rounded visage of the towering range of mountains they were in their youth, the Blue Ridge Mountains that shoulder Shenandoah National Park are no less worthy of inspection.

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New Stamp For Your Collection: It Commemorates Shenandoah National Park's 75th Birthday

You'll soon be able to spread the word of Shenandoah National Park's birthday thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, which is issuing a commemorative stamp to mark the occasion.

With Summer Arriving Tomorrow, Don't Find Yourself In National Park Search-and-Rescue Reports

With summer officially getting under way tomorrow, more and more folks will be heading out to the national parks for some summer fun. Just be sure to be careful out there so you don't find yourself added to a search-and-rescue report as these folks were.

Mark Your Calendar: Rededication of Shenandoah National Park Set For June 25

Looking for a birthday party to attend? Plan now to attend the June 25 rededication of Shenandoah National Park, which turned 75 this year.

Mark Father's Day Weekend With Free Visit To Shenandoah National Park (Locals Only)

To show their appreciation for the locals, officials at Shenandoah National Park will waive entrance fees this Saturday, June 18, for residents in counties surrounding the Virginia park.

"Hiking With Children" Seminar In Shenandoah National Park This Weekend

A two-hour seminar is scheduled for Saturday in Shenandoah National Park for parents who want to teach their kids all about hiking, but are just a little leery they might not be able to keep their kids focused.

75 Ways To Help Celebrate Shenandoah National Park's 75th Birthday

With spring sprouting across the mountains that hold up Shenandoah National Park, officials are rolling out a game to help educate visitors to the park's 75th birthday.

Construction Making It Tough To Drive The Blue Ridge Parkway This Summer

Cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway end-to-end won't be easy this summer due to construction involving 28 miles of the handsome stone guardwalls that line the route.

Save Money On Your Next Visit To More than 100 Units of the National Park System

Interested in saving some money while enjoying the national parks? Click over to Eastern National from the Traveler and you can save 10 percent on your entire purchase of maps, guidebooks, and other interpretive materials.

Summer Special: Windshield Touring in the Eastern Parks

The National Park System is renowned for scenic drives. These traverses, loops, and shuttles in the eastern parks deserve a place on your windshield touring short list.

Summer Special: Wildflowers in the National Parks

Gray's Lily on the MST on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Summer brings a wealth of flowers to those parks that have enjoyed spring flowers like Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It also brings flowers to Rocky Mountain National Park and the parks in Alaska where the snow is just melting.

Traveler Welcomes Eastern National and O.A.R.S.

A cooperating association that has been developing educational and interpretive materials for units of the National Park System since 1947 and an outfitter that can take you down rivers in some of the West's most iconic national parks are the latest organizations and businesses to help keep the Traveler on-line.

Eastern National Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of National Parks Passport With Special Edition

How many times have you headed off on a national park trip and conveniently forgotten your Passport to Your National Parks? Have you ever run out of space for cancellations more quickly than you would have thought? Well, the folks at Eastern National have tackled those problems while celebrating the Passport's 25th anniversary.

National Park Mystery Plant 17 Revealed

It helped if you knew where van Gogh was from.

Rehab Work Getting Under Way on Fire-Scorched Landscape in Shenandoah National Park

Five days after a wildfire swept into Shenandoah National Park, crews were at work Wednesday rehabbing areas that had been scorched by the flames.

Snow, Rain Help Knock Down Forest Fire In Shenandoah National Park

A night of rain, snow, and sleet helped knock down a forest fire burning in Shenandoah National Park, allowing fire bosses Tuesday to redirect crews to other wildfires in Virginia.

Higher Humidity, Chance of Precipitation Could Aid Firefighters in Shenandoah National Park

Firefighters battling a nearly 2,000-acre wildfire in Shenandoah National Park were confronted Monday by steep, rugged terrain littered with highly flammable forest duff and broken in places by cliffs.

Forest Fire Closes Portion of Skyline Drive, Hiking Trails in Shenandoah National Park

A wildfire that started on private land spread across some 2,000 acres in Shenandoah National Park and forced closure of a stretch of Skyline Drive and hiking trails in the park.

National Park Mystery Plant 16 Revealed: It's a Good Looking Weed

Poker players and architects had the inside track on this one.

Updated: Winter's Work: Plan Your Summer or Fall National Park Vacation Now

Now is the time to be planning your summer or fall vacations to the national parks.

National Park Mystery Photo 31 Revealed: Lewis Mountain Negro Area Sign Exhibit at Shenandoah

An exhibit at Shenandoah National Park tells the story of an area of the park that once operated as a racially segregated facility called the Lewis Mountain Negro Area.

Coalition Plans To Sue Federal Agencies Over Air Pollution Affecting National Parks, Wilderness Areas, and Wildlife Refuges

A coalition announced plans today to sue federal agencies, including the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency, for failing to protect airsheds over national parks, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges.

What Are The Top Issues Confronting The National Park System?

What are the top issues confronting the National Park System? A slew of answers could be tacked onto that question, ranging from sprawl outside park boundaries and habitat fragmentation to pollution.

Jennifer Pharr Davis Discusses Speed Hiking, Long-Distance Hiking, And Youth in the Outdoors

For some, hiking can be addicting. For Jennifer Pharr Davis, it became both an avocation and her vocation.

A Year in the Parks

The past year was very kind to me in terms of getting out to visit some of the incredible units of our National Park System. Here's a look back at a year in national parks.

Reader Participation Day: What is the Greatest Threat To Our National Parks?

It seems not a week goes by without some dire issue being identified as a threat to the national parks. One week it might be funding woes, another week pollution, another diversity concerns, and then, of course, there's climate change.

A Holiday Gift List For National Park Travelers

What do you get for that national park lover in the family? The options are more diverse than you might imagine.
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