National Park Mystery Spot 45: No Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Mystery Spot 45 is one of the 397 national parks. Can you identify it using the clues provided below? Traveler readers answering correctly will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing and a chance to win a copy of Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail.

Here are all the clues you should need to identify this mystery spot:

What is the value of a productive man?

What can run into and out of a lake?

What can pursuing hounds bring a stag?

What can be walked around in many kitchens?

What kind of calamity can a tanker accident cause?

What fifth card can make you happy or sad?

Bonus clue, no extra charge:

Cooperstown spinster Emma Bearers
Was among the last of the petticoat wearers.
She was nobody’s wife
And stayed celibate for life.
No runs, no hits, no errors.

Check back with Traveler tomorrow for the answer and an explanation of the clues.

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Welcome to the Winners Circle, GeorgeS. Sure didn't take you long.

Your answer is off the mark, Moon Pie, but too close for me to publish your guess. Try again.

Is it Ozark National Scenic Riverways?

Sorry, mviewmtn; it's not Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Moon Pie, you've named just about every park in the area except the correct one. I'm pretty sure that your next guess is going to be right on the mark.

Bingo, Moon Pie! You are welcome to enter the Winners Circle, but owing to the multiple wrong guesses that preceded your solution you will have to use the servants entrance.

Fire Island National Seashore New York

It's not Fire Island National Seashore, Caprice. Please try again.

Good job, David Crowl. Your Winners Circle card is punched.

Women's Rights National Historical Park New York

Not Women's Rights National Historical Park.

You're in the neighborhood, Ranger Dave.

Ranger Dave and ILoveRoadTrips have figured it out. Now, that wasn't so hard, was it? ;o)

Easy as pie, Bob. My first two guesses were just to see if you were awake. :o)

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on S. Bass Island Ohio?

A hearty Winners Circle welcome to ron erpelding.

Aside to Ron (this is not anybody else's business): Go back to that website you visited. Carefully examine the park title you see in the heading. Now take a look at the same park name as it is spelled out in the first sentence of the narrative. Look carefully. What do you see?

Give me a break, Ranger Dave. I've already got enough people yanking my chain. :o)

Sorry, Jsmithart; it's not Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

Good job, viewmtn; you're in. Why am I not surprised?

BTW, that is not what celibate means.

Good job, Eric. You are in.

Eric Nelson has nailed it too. That makes two Erics in a row -- how about that!

Isle Royale National Park

The latter, Ron.

Close, s; you're in the neighborhood.

Not Isle Royale National Park.