Year-end holidays, with a Western frontier flair, will be observed at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado on December 6-7.
Visiting the Parks
Pinnacles National Park took 125 years to become the nation’s newest designated parkland. But it took immensely longer for the mountains to arrive at the present location 40 miles southeast of Salinas, California.
For a memorable kickoff to the year-end holiday season, you might head to Kings Canyon National Park to be on hand December 8 for the 88th Annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree.
Olympic National Park has three very distinct options for winter visitors. For those who enjoy indoor comforts, options include ocean storm-watching from the Kalaloch Lodge along the park’s Pacific Coast to lakeside dining at Lake Crescent Lodge to weekend day trips to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center on snow-covered Hurricane Ridge.
Great Basin National Park long has been on my to-do list, and the following 30-second video explains why. The mix of landscapes -- towering mountains, intricately carved caves -- seems like a fascinating place to explore.
If you find yourself in upstate New York for the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, treat yourself to a candlelight tour of Fort Stanwix National Monument.
Winter is on its way, and has already arrived in some parts of the country, but vestiges of fall remain elsewhere. Take a few minutes to enjoy the fleeting colors of fall in Yosemite National Park via this video produced by Steven Bumgardner as part of his Yosemite Nature Notes series made possible by the Yosemite Conservancy.
The soft glow of luminarias will guide visitors through some of the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park on December 5 when the park holds its Holiday Open House.
Le Chemin de St. Jacques, also known as GR 65, is a 440-mile trail in France, leading to the El Camino in Spain. How can you start planning for your walk through SW France?
One of the most exciting and intriguing ways to experience Dinosaur National Monument is from a raft floating down either the Green or Yampa rivers as they course through this magnificent landscape. And if you want to land a permit for a private float trip, the Park Service is making it a tad bit easier by moving the application process online.