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Tyrrell Park could have a new walking path

Lots of changes are happening in Tyrrell Park, and last week Beaumont City Council approved something else – the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau can now apply for a walking path grant. The grant would come from the Jefferson County Tourism Commission and partially fund the project, which could cost up to $98,000. The CVB […]

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire, ranked second ‘worst value’ tourist location in the world

Stonehenge has been ranked as the second tourist attraction in the world with the “worst value for money”, according to a study conducted by a holiday agency. The Wiltshire landmark may be world famous and one of the UK’s busiest tourist hotspots, but it has its detractors. After all, can’t you see everything from the […]

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Have you heard of the trail?

So, I was going through some notes in preparation for writing this article, and I found this: “coldest night yet; Glass 34 Midnight 8 to 12 South; the schooner landed at the Gurnett and broke down within 20 minutes; all hands lost; oiled my jacket. The quote is taken from Irish Mossers and Scituate Harbor […]

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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Weekend of events scheduled for next month at Underground Railroad State Park ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that on the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, tailored programs families […]

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5 Amazing National Parks to Visit in March

Shoulder travel season is the best time to visit popular places. March and April can have weather risks, but you may have a place to yourselves. Some of the more popular national parks may not be fully accessible in March. Places like Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Tetons, and Rocky Mountain National Park can have blizzards, ice, […]

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Save Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY (KLAS) “It was a dream, built on a lie, and devastated by a storm. Historic Scotty Castle in Death Valley National Park remains off-limits to most. It has been that way for more than six years since a flash flood forced the government to close the site. There are a few people, however, […]

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Kilauea Eruption Update, Hawaii Volcanoes Park Map

image of replacement field station offered by the USGS courtesy of the National Park Service (BIVN) – The recurring eruption at the summit of Kilauea Volcano continues, as another pause in lava effusion began Friday morning. Prior to the hiatus, lava was overflowing from the western vent in Halemaʻumaʻu and filling the lava lake that […]

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Fort Clatsop in Lewis and Clark National Historic Park

En route to Fort Clatsop, Louis and Clark National Historic Park / Rebecca Latson “Historical” vs. “Historical”: According to Merriam-Webster.com, “historical” is a general term to describe history, and “historical” is “generally reserved for important and famous moments in history”. Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and Fort Clatsop / National Park Service maps I […]

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Take care of your business: Natural parks, outdoor spaces are more than just places of recreation | Opinion

The weeks after Christmas and the start of the New Year seem the same to me every year – stale. This is what I call “post-Christmas funk”. It’s almost as if the over-saturation of food, shopping, gifts, and holiday celebrations creates a desire to get back to basics. A comment on a recent Kingsport Times […]

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Get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the eco-adventures of Biscayne National Park – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

The New Year is always about starting over, and in 2022 how about going out more? Biscayne National Park isn’t just for fish, because with their eco-adventures a shipwreck may be in your future. Wait, I don’t mean you’re on it when it’s leaking. Have you ever forgotten that we literally live next to a […]

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New River Gorge National Park celebrates first anniversary of new designation

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is celebrating its first anniversary for its re-conversion to a national park after passing a bill originally created in 1978 and officially promulgating it on December 27, 2020. And now, a year later, the newest national park has seen a lot of positive changes, […]

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🌱 East Bay Park + Stabbed Antioch + Sideshow Crackdown programs

Hello, neighbors! It’s me again, Jeri Karges, your Concord Daily host. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Rather cloudy. High: 52 Low: 41. Rent this space! Are you a a local business owner or merchant in Concord? We would love to start connecting local businesses with our amazing readers. Learn more about […]

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Breathtaking coastlines to amazing wildlife – 3 nature reserves to visit in Lincolnshire

The county of Lincolnshire is renowned for its long coastline on the North Sea to the east and is full of many well-maintained nature reserves and other pleasant natural landscapes. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust operates several nature reserves in the county where visitors can walk, bird watch, and more. Here are three examples of enchanting […]

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Reservation system will return to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2022

Rocky Mountain National Park will be reinstating its reservation system for a third summer as park officials begin planning to manage the growing crowds for years to come. Representatives from Rocky spoke to Estes Park City Council on Tuesday, highlighting the success of this year’s timed entry system. Visitor usage management specialist John Hannon said […]

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Longer hikes available in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Through Jon | to November 24, 2021 By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park has a number of trails to explore, including the Buckeye Trail, pictured above. Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park CVNP – A favorite way for people to experience Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is on a trail. Over 125 miles […]

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New exhibits at the Waterrock Knob Visitor Center on Blue Ridge Parkway

Editor’s Note: The following is from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Did you know that elk can run up to 45 miles an hour? That black cubs stay with their mothers for 18 months to learn to hunt and survive? That, at 6,293 feet, Waterrock Knob is the highest peak in the Plott Balsam Mountains? […]

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Interested in visiting the Carlsbad Caverns National Park? Here’s why you should go

Carlsbad Caverns has given the nickname “Grand Canyon Underground” and its enormous size is just one of the reasons people visit. Located in southern New Mexico, near the border with Texas, is the beautiful Carlsbad Caverns National Park, nestled in the beautiful Guadalupe Mountains. The park is located just 18 miles from Carlsbad. Actor and […]

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Kensington Rune Stone Park in Douglas County listed as a must-hike in Minnesota tourist spot

Each year, the Explore Minnesota’s Hike Minnesota campaign chooses two of the lesser-known hikes from five different regions of Minnesota – Northwest, Northeast, Central, Subway, and South – to inspire residents and travelers to be active by trying a new hiking route. Rune Stone Park was selected in the central region. The park spans 304 […]

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How a government shutdown could impact Utah’s national parks

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – If the government shuts down, it could also lead to the closure of national parks, as officials tell ABC4 they are reviewing a contingency plan. Sarah Adent is the director of the Springdale Visitor Center near Zion National Park. After suffering a government shutdown last winter, she says she is worried. […]

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Injured black bear euthanized after collision with vehicle in Glacier National Park

A black bear was euthanized by park rangers after the injured animal was discovered around 2 p.m. on September 23 along Going-to-the-Sun Road two miles east of Rising Sun, according to a press release issued Monday by Glacier National Park. An initial investigation by the National Park Service indicated that the bear suffered insurmountable traumatic […]

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National Park Service issues concession leaflets for ferries

National Park Service press release: The National Park Service (NPS) issues two concession prospectuses on August 5, 2021, for a 10-year concession contract to operate a passenger ferry service between the South Shore of Long Island and Sailors Haven Marina within of Fire Island National Seashore and for a 10-year concession contract to operate a […]

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The best national and state parks in Texas, according to Condé Nast

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park Entrance sign for Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park Headquarters and Visitor Center in Johnson City Texas. (Photo by: Don & Melinda Crawford / Education Images / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Educational images / Contributor Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park is located in central Texas, approximately […]

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Fall is for the Reds on Blue Ridge Parkway |

With over 100 tree species, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a prime location for a fall getaway and leaf viewing. The 469-mile route traverses six mountain ranges in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. Operated by the National Park Service, the boardwalk is a planned landscape, unlike most national park areas. In 1933, […]

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6 Best State Parks in Southwest Texas to Visit

The rugged mountains and immense skies that West Texas is known to extend far beyond the boundaries of the region’s iconic national parks. Fantastic state parks also dot the landscape, providing under the radar places to learn about ranching history, ancient Native American rock art, and views of Rio Grande. From the area surrounding El […]

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Search and rescue missions are developing in the network of national parks

Some rescues require helicopters to evacuate the injured from the hinterland, look like this SAR mission in 2011 at the El Malpais / NPS National Monument Search and rescue missions are developing in the network of national parks By Lori Sonken When two New Yorkers sightseeing in Alaska left a Talkeetna airfield near Denali National […]

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Where to stop along the US 50 for a hike, a meal or a view

If you’re driving through Colorado soon, be prepared for a two-hour detour, however you cut it. Since Thursday, when several mudslides and floods rocked Glenwood Canyon, Interstate 70 between Dotsero and Rifle has been closed to traffic. The timing of the reopening of the state’s main artery along this section is still undetermined. The Colorado […]

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The best Airbnbs near Mount Rainier National Park

“],” renderIntial “: true,” wordCount “: 350}”> Intrepid visitors to Mount Rainier National Park come climb and climb the 14,410-foot volcano that dominates the state of Washington. But the ascent of Mount Rainier – a technical ascent intended for experienced climbers – isn’t the only thing to do in this northwest gem. You can hike […]

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Google Maps shows users ‘potentially fatal’ route on Ben Nevis

In this archival photograph from May 2000, sheep graze at the foot of Ben Nevis in Scotland. Photo: Lisa Marie Pane (PA) A few years ago, instead of leading my best friend and I through a lovely and scenic Spanish mountain trail, Google Maps took us to a secluded field with cows. As I learned […]

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New Jersey family marks seven million visitors to Wind Cave National Park

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, SD – A family of six made history at Wind Cave National Park when they stopped by the cave on July 14. A member of the Gibello family was the 7 millionth visitor to visit Wind Cave since it became a national park 118 years ago. “With cave tours limited to […]

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Bay Area Day Trips: Summer in Marin County

From wild beaches and ancient redwoods to swimming in the bay, to numerous hiking and biking tours, Marin County has the widest variety of natural beauties possible. Add in tons of history and delicious local food, and you’ve got a recipe for enough day trips to fill a dozen summers. This week’s Hoodline Bay Area […]

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The beta version of the Jenny Lake Explorer app is now available to the public

For a fun and educational digital experience, the Jenny Lake Explorer app is now available to the public, Grand Teton National Park / National Park Service Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Grand Téton National Park are happy to share the launch of the public beta of the Jenny Lake Explorer app, developed and published […]

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Death Valley hits 130 degrees as heat wave sweeps west

FURNACE CREEK, Calif .– For Gary Bryant, walking a tenth of a mile from his modular home to the air-conditioned restaurant where he worked on Saturday was “enough” time outdoors. Mr. Bryant, 64, knows the risks of summer temperatures in Death Valley. He once collapsed under a palm tree from the heat and had to […]

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How overcrowded are America’s national parks? See for yourself.

Largely freed from domestic travel restrictions, Americans have flocked to national parks in record numbers this spring and summer. Several parks, including Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, have already set monthly visit records. Many sites are gearing up for the busiest years in their history. And so, instead of serenity, many visitors […]

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In the less visited northern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, solitude and sites to see

On a perfect June afternoon, visitors to the northern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park will see herds of bison roaming free, fearful flocks of mule deer, countless prairie dogs and dozens of wild turkeys cross the river. route at will. They will encounter geological anomalies that span millions of years and meandering views of […]

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New River Gorge National Park officials warn to expect crowds

The New River Gorge Bridge spans the New River below the World Jamboree site. Photo courtesy of Ed Rehbein. Summer hours of operation for the new New River Gorge National Park and Preserve go into effect on June 12, and park officials recommend that visitors plan ahead as crowds are expected. Publicity Park Superintendent Lizzie […]

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5 Perfect Places on the Ohio Coast of Lake Erie for Bird Watchers, Hikers, and Lake Lovers

Ohio State Route 2 may not have the same character as Route 66, but for those looking for a smoother, quieter, and more relaxing getaway, this 40-mile stretch from Bono to Marblehead (strictly speaking, the last eight miles or so to Marblehead not on US-2) has it all to soothe your senses and enjoy life’s […]

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Glacier National Park opens more roads and campgrounds

More roads and campgrounds are opening in Glacier National Park as crews continue to prepare for the full opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Park officials said Tuesday that access points on the east side of Two Medicine Road and Many Glacier Road are open for the season. Visitors to Many Glacier can expect delays of up […]

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to do today: Cool off at Walden Pond | BU today

What? Walden Pond State Reserve When? Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekends, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Boats are welcome on the water from 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The park is closed to everyone, including pedestrians, when the parking lot is full. You can call 978-369-3254 to find out if […]

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Park Service Announces 2021 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park, California

June 6, 2021 – SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif .– Following a successful burn test and with the agreement of fire management personnel and park officials, the 2021 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn has begun. Ignitions will continue each day until June 9, 2021. During prescribed burns, fire managers are constantly taking weather readings and monitoring fire […]

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Southern California getaways to excite outdoor enthusiasts – Daily News

From sunny beaches to breathtaking outdoor scenery, it’s no wonder Southern Californians love spending so much time in the fresh air. Some of the country’s best parks, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds, and even underwater landscapes are found here – and we’re highlighting 13 of our favorites. Note that some activities may be limited due to […]

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What are the best cruise ports in Alaska?

New cruisers in Alaska want to see glaciers, eagles, salmon, and bears, but they’re not always sure which port is best suited for the activities they want to do. Not all Alaska weeklong cruise itineraries have the same ports, so you need to know which destinations should be high on your list. You don’t want […]

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Discover natural beauty on regional hiking trails | Lifestyles

Northeastern Pennsylvanians don’t have to look far beyond their backyards for adventure. Hiking trails wind through the region, from wetlands to mountains and everywhere in between, and range from difficult trails for more experienced hikers to easy routes for those just starting out. And along the way, hikers can spot wildlife and marvel at the […]

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Zion National Park will increase the price of shuttle tickets starting Friday

Starting Friday, Zion National Park will increase the ticket price for a ride on one of its very popular shuttles from $ 1 to $ 2 per person per day. After receiving public feedback, the park is moving forward with the increase to help cover personnel and operating costs associated with the ticketing system. As […]

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A recovering ecosystem at the Bear Valley Trail

A hike along the newly reopened Bear Valley Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore, closed for nine months after last summer’s log fire, offers many signs of nature’s healing: a woodpecker drumming on a blackened tree, wildflowers basking in pockets of sun and a lingering smell of charcoal in the air. “It’s beautiful. I missed […]

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Discover Washington: Mount Rainier | The Seattle Times

An active volcano 14,410 feet above sea level. The highest restaurant in the state. Wildlife, views and flowers. And plenty of places to sleep, whether you dream of an A-frame Airbnb shaded by the forest or a chic-rustic cabin. This road trip takes you to Mount Rainier, the region’s premier natural destination. As the snow […]

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Get off the grid at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

El Capitan and Guadalupe Peak from Hunter Peak / Barbara Jensen Off the grid at Guadalupe Mountains National Park Words and pictures by Barbara ‘Bo’ Jensen Spring is here and I am trying to get out; however, this year I am also looking for less traveled roads. While some national parks are so busy they […]

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Late afternoon thunderstorm clouds and sunlight over Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument / Rebecca Latson A trip to east-central Oregon offers a visual feast of colorful and stunning landscapes designed from the state’s geological past. If you have a few days to spend, take the opportunity to visit the three different […]