The Latest News & Views

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a year-round destination for hikers. By choosing hikes that stay low in altitude, you can avoid dealing with serious ice on the trail.

  • During the past year we published 11 checklists to help you plan your national park visits. Here's a rundown of them.

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park offers a quiet oasis of Revolutionary War history and good walking paths in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

  • We managed to get out on some national park trails during 2011 -- not as many as we'd like, but still a few that brought smiles to our faces. Here's a look back at those trails.

    The Smokemont Loop Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Hike the Smokemont Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the winter.

  • A series of public meetings has been scheduled to discuss a proposal to run a 500 kilovolt transmission line across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recrational River, and through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

    The meetings will be held on January 24, 25, and 26.

    The National Park Service has been reviewing a permit application

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

  • They'll be counting birds at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on December 28 as part of Audubon's 112th annual Christmas Bird Count.

    Counts are taking place across the country from December 14 to January 5, 2012.