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Exploring the Chesapeake? There’s an App for That


The holiday season has returned, and many of us will be shopping for the perfect gift. Remember that phone or tablet from last year? Well, by now newer versions have been released—slimmer, faster, and more advanced. This year, the National Park Service and other partners in the Chesapeake are offering advanced new apps to go on those devices—but the good [...]

Posted on: December 6 2012
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National Parks, and Park Apps, Free for National Park Week


Next week is National Park Week! Starting this Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 29, all 397 units of the park system will waive their entrance fees, from Acadia to Zion and everywhere in between. The fee-free days make an already affordable vacation to America’s most spectacular places even easier on the wallet, at an ideal time for viewing wildflowers, birds, and waterfalls at many parks.  To [...]

Posted on: April 17 2012
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New Tools for Vacation-Planning Season


Now that spring is here, for many of us, that means vacation planning! If you’re thinking about a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or the Great Smoky Mountains, check out a new tool released last month by Nature Valley called Trail View. Similar to Google Maps, the website allows users to view hiking trails in these three major parks, both from a birds-eye view, and from a 360-degree ”street [...]

Posted on: April 6 2012
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The Best Mobile Apps for Park Trips


By Reina Gonzales, NPCA’s Northeast Office Coordinator There are thousands of mobile apps geared toward travel. To help narrow it down, we’ve sifted through them for the best apps for planning trips to our national parks. You can find all of them in the iTunes App store. Many are also available on Android Market. NPCA NPCA’s free National Park Field [...]

Posted on: February 3 2012
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