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Follow in the Footsteps of an American Hero at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland

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A hundred years after her death, the Park Service created a new national monument earlier this year to honor Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, who helped bring dozens of enslaved Americans to freedom and fought for equal rights for all people. Not only is this park a testament to her remarkable legacy, its 25,000 acres also encompass beautiful natural areas [...]

Posted on: August 8 2013
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Take an Online Tour of Majestic Grand Teton in Wyoming

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Seven thousand feet above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Teton Range dominates the landscape with its jagged granite pinnacles. Summer is an ideal time to explore this magnificent park and its 200 miles of trails, after most of the snow has melted and wildflowers are bursting with color. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the [...]

Posted on: July 18 2013
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The Power of Parks: Why America’s Best Places Create the Best Memories

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By Jeff Billington, Senior Media Relations Manager National parks are forever. Everything else sure changes, though. People enter and leave our lives, buildings are torn down, fields and forests are developed beyond recognition. But not national parks. They are created to preserve a place or time for perpetuity. One of the reasons I work at NPCA is to consciously help [...]

Posted on: June 18 2013
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Take an Online Tour of a Classic Beach Vacation Spot: Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts

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Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is a classic summer vacation destination that seemingly has it all, with six beautiful beaches for swimming, hiking paths through marshlands and forests, bicycle trails, charming lighthouses, and even some fascinating history involving transatlantic communication. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the 401 amazing sites in our National Park System. [...]

Posted on: June 7 2013
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Take a Hike! 19 Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

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This Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day, a perfect excuse to get outside and explore a national park. I asked NPCA staff members to share some of their favorite trails and got 15 emphatic recommendations for amazing hikes around the country, arranged by geographic region below. Share your own favorite trail in the comments! NPCA will also host four [...]

Posted on: May 31 2013
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