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8 Perfect Parks for a Winter Workout

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise? Are you determined to enjoy the outdoors, even when the weather is brisk? These eight parks are great spots to stay active and work up a healthy sweat, even—or especially—with a January chill in the air. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring the amazing sites in our [...]

Posted on: January 8 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: World-Class Music and History at Muscle Shoals

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By Cathy Wood, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Media Coordinator Nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MNSHA)  consists of the six northwest Alabama counties—Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Morgan—that border the meandering Tennessee River. World-class fishing lakes and challenging golf courses combined with a thriving music industry and a fascinating local history [...]

Posted on: December 27 2013
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Looking Ahead for National Parks: NPCA’s 4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Obama Administration

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By Clark Bunting, President and CEO of NPCA An open letter to President Obama: It’s time to turn over a new leaf in 2014, and all of us—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike, no matter whether we’ve been naughty or nice—could use a fresh start. But the New Year lies just around the corner, and with it the renewed hope that [...]

Posted on: December 20 2013
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Saturday on the Green: Exploring the First State’s First National Park

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By Katherine McKinney, Senior Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office 4 Ideas for First-Time Visitors to First State National Monument Take a hike at Woodlawn, 2,000 acres of park land in the Brandywine Valley and some of the best scenery in the area. Trails and parking are open from 8 am to dusk. Tour the New Castle Court House Museum, Delaware’s original [...]

Posted on: December 17 2013
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Take an Online Tour of Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado

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The aptly named Dinosaur National Monument is the place to indulge your curiosity about the “terrible lizards” that roamed the Southwest 149 million years ago. The site preserves thousands of fossils in its rock walls as well as the extraordinary scenery carved by the Green and Yampa Rivers. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the 401 [...]

Posted on: December 12 2013
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