Acadia National Park
In a narrow vote described as a marker for perhaps "the single darkest day" for the National Park System, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved a measure that would gut the Antiquities Act that numerous presidents have used to set aside lands for the good of the country,
Acadia National Park. Grand Canyon National Park. Zion National Park. These parks, and dozens of other units of the National Park System, have been created through presidential decree. On Wednesday, though, the House of Representatives will be asked to approve legislation that would greatly dilute that power for future presidents.
Ahhh, the sweet scent of national parks. You've had the chance to freshen your bathrooms with it, and now you can leave your clothes smelling park fresh!
President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget contains a slight, $55 million increase for the National Park Service, though that number could swell to more than $650 million if Congress goes along with the president's vision.
How far the national parks have come, from being described in the 19th century as unproductive wastelands to get congressional approval to now being described as economic engines that are behind nearly $27 billion in business.
With the travel season not too far off, you should be planning your national park adventures. If you're looking for a great scenic drive, we offer the following for your consideration.
If you have an artistic side, you might consider entering the competition for a 2014 edition poster promoting this year's Acadia Night Sky Festival in and around Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park seems like a pretty straightforward adventure for park travelers. Arrive in Bar Harbor. Drive, or ride the Island Explorer, down the loop road, and get off for some overlooks and a hike or two. Resist the urge to run with the pack. Here are five aspects of visiting Acadia that shouldn't be overlooked.
Winter in the National Park System often brings to mind frosty snowscapes, places where you can skim on skinny skis, or clomp along in snowshoes that, though a bit cumbersome, help you go places you might not venture without them.
At this time of year, winter waxes as fall wanes, so I thought it pertinent to now emphasize the concerns and rewards of winter photography, be it in the sub-zero temperatures of Yellowstone or along the balmy beaches of the Virgin Islands or the moss-carpeted downed tree trunks of Olympic National Park.
Acadia National Park officials want to do away with their yo-yoing entrance fee price and settle on a year-round fee of $20 per week to better support operations of the Island Explorer shuttle system.
With Acadia National Park's centennial coming up in 2016, there's a search under way for a logo to mark that birthday.
What goes into Rebecca Latson's camera bag? We asked her that, and other, questions, with hopes the answers will benefit us all.
Most people explore Acadia National Park by foot, pedal, or paddle. Contributing photographer Rebecca Latson is not like most people. She toured the park from the air...in a biplane!
The shutdown of our national government, driven by an extremist minority in the U.S. Congress, is economically reckless and, ultimately, politically self-defeating.
Acadia National Park from sea...can you see it?
When does a purported act of civil disobedience turn into criminal mischief in the National Park System? That's a good question as visitors across the country are turning a blind eye to closure signs and barricades.
As the government shutdown drags into its second week, there are increasing risks of vandalism in the National Park System and possibly even poaching, according to past National Park Service personnel.
Eighty years is a long time to operate a business in the same location, and when your lease isn't renewed, well, it can knock you off your feet. That must have been the feeling at the Acadia Corp. when informed they lost their contract at Acadia National Park.
There are the obvious impacts tied to the closure of the National Park System due to the partial government shutdown: guests forced to leave the parks, gateway communities losing business, concessions operations in flux.