The Latest News & Views

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.

Monday, December 26th, 2011

  • Officials at Olympic National Park say they will revise an environmental assessment prepared on a proposal to expand and improve the Spruce Railroad Trail along Lake Crescent and in the Sol Duc area.

    The decision to revise the document was in response to public comments made on the proposal.

    Olympic officials say the revised EA will s

  • Winter is no reason to ignore the national parks, and at Wind Cave National Park this winter and into the spring months they're offering special programs to help you and your kids enjoy the backcountry.

    For children ages 3 to 10, park education staff will present the Adventures in Nature program. These programs begin at the visitor center at 10 a.m.