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Restoration Work toBbegin Along Colorado and Green Rivers

Restoration Work toBbegin Along Colorado and Green Rivers

On March 28, 2013, park staff and volunteers will begin a project to improve plant diversity and camping conditions along the rivers in Canyonlands. Crews will be cutting dead tamarisk and creating fire breaks around stands of native vegetation. Crews will also clear campsites along the banks and create paths…


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Acadia National Park America’s Best Idea: National Park Getaway

BAR HARBOR, Maine – Every week, the National Park Service shines a spotlight on a different park—the destination of the week’s Getaway. The chosen place takes the lead role in a travel article published at www.nps.gov/getaways. This week’s article, the 55th in the series, stars Acadia National Park in Maine….


Hill Country State Natural Area trail named ‘Most Challenging Ride’

BANDERA, Texas-Texas Horse Talk magazine readers have named a limestone trail through Hill Country State Natural Area the “Most Challenging Ride” in Texas. The trail, named Stair Step, leads horseback riders up a hill of narrow limestone steps, guaranteeing a perilous and exhilarating ride. “We [at the park] are proud…


National Parks Offer Good Old Fashioned Fun for Visitors

Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to kick-off the upcoming travel season with many new and exciting adventures awaiting park visitors, as well as traditional programs that families come back time and again to enjoy. From the shores of Maine and Alaska to the Rocky Mountains…


Delaware State Parks and Nemours Health & Prevention Services Partner to Promote Healthy Activities for Children and Families

DOVER, Del. –  Delaware State Parks and Nemours Health & Prevention Services are working together to encourage children and families to take the Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge and support Nemours’ 5-2-1-, Almost None initiative. Individuals hike 15 designated trails in Delaware State Parks to complete the Trail Challenge and…


Enjoy an Educational Walk in a South Dakota State Park

PIERRE, S.D. – Visitors to four South Dakota state parks will have the chance to learn about wildlife, birds, or the journey of Lewis and Clark while enjoying a walk in the park this month. June has been proclaimed Great Outdoors Month by Governor Rounds, and these free activities are…


Kansas State Parks Join “What’s Your Mile” Campaign

Signs on trails encourage healthy lifestyle PRATT — What’s your cholesterol? What’s your blood pressure? What’s your weight? What’s your blood sugar? These and other health-related questions are addressed at the Kansas state government’s Healthy Kansas website, healthykansas.org/whats_your_mile.aspx. The Healthy Kansas website includes a program entitled “What’s Your Mile?” This…


MDC Celebrates National Trails Day With a Book Sale

Through June 30, you can get a 20-percent discount on a book with everything you need to hike dozens of trails on conservation areas statewide. JEFFERSON CITY-June 7 is National Trails Day, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a bargain on a book to help Missourians find…


Network of Trails & Walkways Beckon Pennsylvanians During Hiking Week

More than 100 Hikes Set for Statewide Event May 24-June 1 HARRISBURG  — Hikers have more than a 100 choices to pick their path and pace to get exercise and explore Pennsylvania’s bountiful outdoors during the statewide Hiking Week celebration, May 24 to June 1. “Thanks to the work of…


Successful Search for Lost Hikers in White Mountains

HART’S LOCATION, N.H. – On Thursday, May 15, 2008 at approximately 8:30 p.m., two distressed hikers from Pennsylvania emerged early from a planned multi-day traverse of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. According to Sgt. James Juneau of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, a search and…