Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Fall In The National Parks: Great Park Hikes For A Great Season

Fall hiking in the East conjures immediate thoughts of Acadia National Park in Maine, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, or Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. All three are justly famous for fall color, have hundreds of miles of hiking trails…and lots of traffic on the roads, especially on autumn weekends.

National Park Quiz 91: Hearts

Our quiz theme this month is apropos of February-the-Valentine- month. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you buy the quizmeister a big box of chocolates. Cream centers.

Fall Spectacular: Great Autumn Hikes in the National Parks

It's hard to beat autumn for prime hiking in parks from coast to coast. This season brings fine weather to most of the country and in many locations fall foliage is an added bonus. There are more hikes in national parks that we can take in a lifetime, so here are a few suggestions for some great ones all across the nation—including some alternatives to the most heavily-visited sites.

It May Be the Prettiest NPS Site You've Never Heard of, But that's Likely to Change

Fall scene in the park.
It may be the prettiest NPS site you've never heard of, but that's likely to change. This park will be one of those featured by the U. S. Mint in the recently announced "America the Beautiful Quarters" series, and the next six weeks could be the best season of the year to visit this area.

National Park Quiz 62: Paired Parks

This week’s quiz deals with National Park System units that are linked to each other in some way. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “The efficient enzymatic resolution of conduritol B and C derivatives is an important step in synthesizing all possible enantiomeric pairs of conduritol stereoisomers.”

Five Units of National Park System to Benefit From Trails Dollars

A coming infusion of $330,000 will help five units of the National Park System improve their trail networks.
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