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National Parks

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  • Fort Monroe expansion talk reaches National Park Service headquarters

    Fort Monroe expansion talk reaches National Park Service headquarters
    The National Park Service will focusing on gaining a footing at Fort Monroe before staff makes expanding the monument a priority, according to the service's northeast regional director. Still, calls from preservation advocates and Virginia Gov. Terry...
  • Winter jewel of the Shenandoah

     Winter jewel of the Shenandoah
    Anyone who's hiked Whiteoak Canyon Trail more than once or twice can give you a half-dozen reasons why it ranks among the most popular treks in Shenandoah National Park. Stretched out along this scenic mountain stream are six eye-catching and...
  • Government sharpshooters kill 119 deer in Md. national park

    The National Park Services says government sharpshooters killed 119 white-tailed deer in the sixth year of a herd-reduction program at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont. Park Superintendent Mel Poole reported the information in an email late Friday to...
  • Park Service considers changes to Water Gap area

    Park Service considers changes to Water Gap area
    The National Park Service has released a second report focusing on a new, streamlined vision for maintaining and promoting the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Vision 2030 — completed last fall — and a "foundation document"...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' •Connie Francis, Rosemary Clooney, Roy Orbison, and John Denver impersonators, Li Greci's, Staten Island, April 29. $81. Tribute to Elvis with Mike Albert, Penn's Peak, May 12. $70. Northampton AARP, Sharon, 610-262-9182. •Not...
  • The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory

    The ghost of Prometheus: a long-gone tree and the artist who resurrected its memory
    Somewhere in the high desert of eastern Nevada, a few turns off Route 50 — "the loneliest road in America" — a station wagon sat parked by the side of the highway. Before it lounged a young couple on red lawn chairs. A crudely painted wooden...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • Cycling ride stretches from Glacier to Yellowstone

     Cycling ride stretches from Glacier to Yellowstone
    Serious cyclists who can't get to Europe to tackle some of the sections of the Tour de France have options closer to home thanks to The Cycling House. The 10-year-old Montana company specializes in challenging rides, such as the Montana Hell Ride, a one-...
  • Road trip from the Southland: Las Vegas, Utah and Arizona

    Road trip from the Southland: Las Vegas, Utah and Arizona
    In Southern California, road trips are like onions. They're good year round. Well, as long as you don't venture too far. In January, I drove more than 1,200 miles, from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas and then to southern Utah and Arizona to visit...
  • Canada: Take a 'floating book club' cruise to Newfoundland and Labrador

    Canada: Take a 'floating book club' cruise to Newfoundland and Labrador
    Small-ship travel company Adventure Canada has rounded up three Canadian authors for its first "floating book club," which is set to sail around remote parts of Newfoundland and Labrador in July. Doug Gibson, who wrote "Stories About Storytellers";...
  • Man found dead in national park was shot in head with arrow

    A man found dead at a campground in Olympic National Park in Washington state was shot in the head with an arrow from a crossbow, and authorities are trying to determine how it happened. There's no obvious evidence of a crime, but the death of...