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National Parks

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  • 'Parks and Recreation's' radical take on having it all

    At the end of the sixth season of "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) found out they weren't just expecting — Leslie was pregnant with triplets. This would have been big news for any couple. But for Ben, who...
  • Ziplining at Yosemite

    Ziplining at Yosemite
    She won't admit it, but my 12-year-old was trying hard to wear her brave face when it came to winter zip lining. We were on our way from our usual Yosemite headquarters the Evergreen Lodge, just outside Yosemite's main gate off Highway 120 down the...
  • Grand Canyon concessionaire seeks exclusive rights to names of iconic park lodges

    To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar — all bring to mind a place coveted worldwide for its sweeping views, river...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •Abie's Irish Rose, Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theatre, April 8. $75. The Fox on the Fairway, June 10. $75. Twist & Shout Aug. 19. $80. Inspire, American Music Theater, includes lunch at Shady Maple. April 29. $75. Giselle, American Ballet...
  • In Death Valley, a Jeep, back roads and a whole new perspective

    In Death Valley, a Jeep, back roads and a whole new perspective
    It took me several trips here to realize this, but if you know where to look and time it right, Death Valley is one giggle after another. Sure, it's vast, wind-raked, sun-baked and empty-seeming. Yes, it will confirm your puniness in the universe. And...
  • Oyster farm cleanup puts Drakes Estero on way to marine wilderness

     Oyster farm cleanup puts Drakes Estero on way to marine wilderness
    The once-bustling oyster farm and sales shack at the end of the dirt road had the look of sudden abandonment. Doors and windows gaped open. Wind-chapped buildings were stripped of everything that was valuable or could be resold to other oyster...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Outdoors calendar
    Jan. 25: A free hunter safety Internet completion course is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gun World of South Florida, 1700 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Students must the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report. To register...
  • National Park Service says controversial Yosemite contract bidding is now closed

    FRESNO, Calif. Without fanfare or much explanation, the National Park Service on Wednesday announced the close of bidding for the controversial contract worth $2 billion to run the concessions at Yosemite National Park. Federal officials would only say...
  • Venture Crew breakfast supports outdoor trips

    There were plenty of smiles and full stomachs at the West Stafford Fire Department on Saturday morning, Jan. 17, as the youth from Venture Crew 8150 in Stafford put on their fourth annual Venture Crew Breakfast Buffet. For a donation of $8 ($6 for...
  • Plan for paved bike path across Everglades moves forward

    Plan for paved bike path across Everglades moves forward
    A proposal for a paved bike trail across the Everglades moved closed to reality this month, with the release of a draft feasibility study for a 76-mile path that would run next to Tamiami Trail. But groundbreaking remains years away if it takes place at...
  • Free fun at Everglades National Park on Martin Luther King Day

    Free fun at Everglades National Park on Martin Luther King Day
    If you're looking for fun things to do on Monday, Jan. 19, enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park as the U.S. National Parks service waives fees in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. There are lots of fun, free, things to do in the 1.5-million-...