All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tourism’

Saturday on the Green: Exploring the First State’s First National Park


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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Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View


By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what makes a trip to this internationally renowned park a truly extraordinary journey? Last month, I was in a unique position to find out, serving as a staff representative on NPCA’s ParkScapes autumn expedition to [...]

Posted on: November 5 2013
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Why Don’t States Run National Parks?


By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Earlier this month, several states helped lessen the economic hardship from the federal government shutdown by opening a handful of national parks on a case-by-case basis while the rest of the National Park System was closed. It is a testament to the importance of these places that governors were willing to contribute from their [...]

Posted on: October 24 2013
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If Americans Overwhelmingly Love Our National Parks, Why Isn’t Congress Fully Funding Them?


By Theresa Pierno, Acting President of NPCA It’s not difficult to understand why Americans show such strong bipartisan support and genuine love for our national parks—one visit is all it takes. I had one of those special visits ten years ago when I traveled to Alaska with my husband, son, and parents to experience Denali National Park for the first [...]

Posted on: October 23 2013
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Why Can’t Visitors Walk In to “Open-Air” Parks?


By John Garder, Director, Budget and Appropriations National parks are prominent icons representing the very best of America—so it’s not surprising that losing access to these inspirational places is causing heartbreak and anger around the country. When Congress closed the national parks as part of the government shutdown on October 1, it affected hundreds of thousands of visitors, business owners, [...]

Posted on: October 11 2013
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