The Latest News & Views

Monday, March 19th, 2012

  • Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that burned to the ground an early 19th century farmhouse at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

    "The destruction of this building is a true loss by any measure," said Water Gap Superintendent John Donahue in the wake of the fire that destoryed the James Van Campen House.

    The fire w

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

  • Editor's note: In 2012, the Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations with travel features and this weekly sampling of global park news.

  • Spring has landed early, and with the Civil War Sesquicentennial underway, now is the right time to tour our national military parks and battlefields.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

  • Parking fees at two areas in Gateway National Recreation Area will jump 50 percent this summer as National Park Service officials look for additional revenues to help maintain the NRA and its units.

    At the NRA's Sandy Hook Unit, a popular beach getaway in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area, parking fees will go from $10 per vehicle to $15.

Friday, March 16th, 2012

  • While the more than 2,000 rock arches at Arches National Park might hold your kids' attention for a good period of time, sometimes you just have to get down and dirty to keep them happy.

    That's when you head to Sand Dune Arch.

    In truth, the entire park is pretty much one big playground for youngsters.