Visiting the Parks
Sit back for the next half hour and learn about efforts to rescue sea turtle hatchlings in the Florida Keys and the territorial habits of the Three-spot Damselfish in this production from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Everglades National Park and The US Environmental Protection Agency.
Travelers on the Blue Ridge Parkway this winter will have a place to stop, warmup, and linger.
Winter is upon us and although some of our parks have closed their visitor centers for the season, there are still many ways to enjoy our national parks! We've put together this list to highlight some of the activities that are taking place in December, January, and February. Pack up the car, grab your Passport®, and explore the parks!
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.
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.
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.
National park vistas often are breathtaking. They practically beg you to head off into the landscape. The way Andy Drinnon captured the view from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park does just that...but it also stands on its own as a thing of beauty for the way he captures nature.
Military prisons during the Civil War were horrifying places during the daylight hours, and even more so at night. You can gain some insights into the conditions during a special "Night Museum" program coming to Andersonville National Historic Site next month.
Through the month of November the staff at Pipe Spring National Monument in northern Arizona will be celebrating National American Indian Month.
There is only one word to describe Zion National Park in the fall and that is, magical. Or, would it be majestic?
They share the same lake waters, but you can spot the differences between Indiana Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshores.
Acadia National Park from sea...can you see it?
Have you ever stopped in the backcountry of a national park and just listened tothe nature around you? The following video from Olympic National Park lets you not only listen to nature, but gaze across the park's wilderness.
If you have ever stood on the shores of Yellowstone Lake and looked way across the water to the southeast, into that area of the park where few visitors go, and wished to experience life in the backcountry without hiking with a heavy backpack, go glamping!
It's August, school is around the corner, do you still have time for a national park adventure this summer? The folks at Holiday River Expeditions are making that possibility enticing with some discounts on some of their rafting and mountain biking trips in Dinosaur National Monument and Canyonlands National Park.