• Pitch in to Help the Places You Love: 5 Ways to Find Your Voice

    Pitch in to Help the Places You Love

    5 Ways to Find Your Voice

    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –Theodore Roosevelt Soon the National Park System will celebrate its 100th birthday. Our national parks are among the most beloved places in America. Can you imagine what our country would be like if visionaries had not set aside places like Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, […]

  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska

    The 10 Least-Visited Places in the Park System

    The Park Service recently released its visitation statistics for 2014. Some of the most popular parks, such as Great Smoky Mountains and Golden Gate, drew record numbers of visitors. But what about the underappreciated places where only a handful of adventurers go each year? Take a peek at these 10 under-the-radar national gems. Parks are […]

  • The national parks belong to all of us. Photo © Aaron Bates.

    The Best of America, Free

    Mark Your Calendar for National Park Week, April 18-26

    On April 18 and 19, you can participate in one of the country’s greatest bargains of the year. Acadia, Yosemite, Zion, Harpers Ferry, Rocky Mountain, and hundreds of other iconic parks will waive their entrance fees as part of the kick-off to National Park Week, which runs through April 26. Though only 127 of the […]

  • Everglades National Park, Florida.

    Finally, Here’s One Thing We Can All Agree On: Helping the Everglades

    What is it about the Everglades that brings people together who can’t otherwise seem to agree on anything? For example, you might not expect Democratic National Committee Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to have much in common with Tea Party-backed Republican Congressman Curt Clawson. They have different views on immigration, health care, and what […]

  • A Lego bear catches Lego fish in front of a Lego ranger and visitor in this Katmai play set.

    Love National Parks? Support This Lego Project So You Can Build One Yourself

    How cool would it be, after coming home from a great national park vacation, to sit down and build your own national park? Thanks to Gavin Gardner, a new proposal on the Lego Ideas website urges the famous toy company to create a series of play sets to build aspects of three iconic national parks: […]

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