Our National Parks

By PhantomAcct | A digital periodical to "America's Best Idea"- our National Parks.

Archive gives glimpse of life in US national parks over past 100 years

• <b>Thursday marked 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service, which preserves the country's parks</b>• <b><br>Service has released a digital archive of more</b> …

UK News

Colorado National Parks Road Trip: Part 3 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Road Trips

Ditch the car: how to visit America's national parks without the congestion

If you’ve ever visited an iconic national park like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Glacier, your first glimpses of arresting, postcard-perfect vistas were probably framed by a car window. That’s how I first glimpsed Yosemite’s Half Dome. After driving through the tunnels on Big Oak Flat Road, the road …

Adventure Travel

10 National Parks You Didn't Know You Should Visit

You may not have heard about some of these national parks, but they are definitely worth the trip.<p>View Images<p>While the spotlight burns bright on America’s most famous national parks, many lesser known beauties are quietly doing what they do best: protecting some of the world’s most unspoiled …

Outdoors

10 Bucket-List Adventures in the U.S. National Parks

Paddling past giant glaciers, sand boarding down towering dunes and driving a sled-dog team through Alaskan wilderness are only a sampling of the …

Outdoors

7 reasons to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Exploring magnificent Hawaii Volcanoes National Park<p>Hotel Deals for Yosemite National Park<p>Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa<p>Seasonal deal: save 15%<p>CA, USA<p>Sep …

The Most Popular National Parks and When to Visit Them

It's entirely possible I coordinate my summers around when and which national parks I can visit. I'm pretty sure I owe this moderate obsession with …

National Parks

10 Overlooked National Park Service Attractions You Can Visit

In honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday on August 25, America’s national parks are getting a lot of attention—but there’s more to the …

Adventure Travel

Yosemite National Park Photos

The National Parks Service Celebrates 100 Years Of Being Ridiculously Good Looking

fullscreen<p>This week the National Parks Service celebrates 100 years—the U.S federal government agency was founded on August 25th, 1916 when President …

National Parks

Outdoor Icons on Their Favorite National Parks

On August 25, the National Park Service will celebrate a hundred years of managing and protecting the United States National Park System, which also includes national monuments, recreation areas, and other protected landscapes. But parks are more than history. They are living places that have …

Ooh, aah: Seattle Times readers’ best photos of America’s national parks

To celebrate the Aug. 25 centennial of the National Park Service, we asked readers to share their best photos — new and old — of national parks from …

National Parks

See Utah’s 'Mighty 5' National Parks

Lava from Hawaii volcano cascades into sea in vivid display

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean — where it's creating new land and a stunning show for visitors.<p>Thousands of people from around the world …

Adventure Travel

The Complete Guide To Crater Lake National Park

Arrive at Crater Lake on a sunny summer’s day and its intensely blue waters will form a mirror of beautiful clouds above. Come in the winter months …

Crater Lake

Badlands National Park makes you feel like you're on another planet

The Badlands refers to the geological deposits found in South Dakota. A national park named Badlands was created to protect and preserve this …

Outdoors

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Tour

Walking into an elevator with only two buttons the ranger presses lobby, the LED numbers start to tick by on the display above us. …

Arches National Park

<b>Location: Utah</b><p><b>Established: November 12, 1971</b><p><b>Size: 76,359 acres</b><p>This park contains more than 2,000 natural arches—the greatest concentration in the country. But numbers have no significance beside the grandeur of the landscape—the arches, the giant balanced rocks, spires, pinnacles, and slickrock …

Arches National Park

Zion National Park - The Narrows

Top 10 US mid-Atlantic national and state parks

Delaware Water Gap national recreation area, Pennsylvania<p>The Delaware river forms part of the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the 1960s the Army Corps of Engineers proposed building a dam along the flood-prone section of river between the New York state line and the coal mining town …

Adventure Travel

An Underground World: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

This week, we explore a national park -- and UNESCO World Heritage Site -- in the American Southwest. This national park, near the city of Carlsbad, …

National Parks

Not-So-Beaten Paths: 11 Lesser-Known Hikes in Popular National Parks

National parks offer plenty of opportunities to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4. To help you avoid the crowds, NPCA staff selected …

Exploring The Parks: A Stay In Isle Royale National Park

The Rock Harbor complex offers lodging, boat rentals, and a restaurant/David and Kay ScottWe recently returned for a stay of several nights in Isle …

Adventure Travel

Virgin Islands National Park

<b>Location: U.S. Virgin Islands</b><p><b>Established: August 2, 1956</b><p><b>Size: 15,135 acres</b><p>High green hills dropping down to enchanting turquoise bays, white powdery beaches, coral reefs, and ruins that evoke an era of sugar and a tragic period of slavery all find protection on St. John, one of about a hundred …

Acadia National Park in Spring

<i>Photo: Colorful rocks that more resemble marbles more than rocks at Little Hunters Beach – Acadia National Park, Maine</i><p>In May of this year I had an …

Acadia National Park, Maine

Whether you're looking to mud-walk in the Netherlands or ride the rails through Russia, check out our editors' list of 10 incredible locations to see this season.<p>Enlarge<p><b>PERFECT FOR:</b> National park collectors<p><b>WHY:</b> Acadia, the first national park in the eastern United States, celebrates its centennial …

Joshua Tree National Park (California, USA)

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