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USAGov's 11 National Parks You Can't Miss in 2016

USA.gov | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
USA.gov

Time flies whether you're inside or outside. On August 25, the National Park Service turns 100 and the celebrations are a century in the making. In fa...

Celebrating National Parks Week

Margie Alt | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

This week, I'm celebrating the country's more than 400 national parks, trails, recreation areas, and monuments, and I'm appreciating the efforts of the Obama administration to get a diverse array of Americans from all walks of life, including city-dwellers like me, out enjoying part of what makes our country so great.

Rising Seas Put $40B of National Park Assets at Risk

XPRIZE | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Money talks. That's why when the U.S. Department of the Interior wanted to highlight the dangers of rising sea levels to its National Park assets--some of which are true national treasures--it decided to put an eye-popping price tag on the projected losses.

A Weekend Escape to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Green islands and white sailboats dot the water. Dogs frolic along the rocky beach. Children sit on benches with their feet dangling above the ground, licking ice cream cones as big as their heads. This is Bar Harbor, a quaint town on Mount Desert Island off the coast of eastern Maine.

Bar Harbor's Bounty, Natural and Man-Made: A Bus Drive and a Walk on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The whole indented coastline with its layered pink granite cliffs and isles is the result of Mother Nature's efforts as a sculptress when she tempered the region with the onslaughts and retreats, the grindings and tearings of the last ice age.

America's 10 Most Scenic National Parks

Hopper.com | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Towering mountains, deep canyons, dry deserts, wide meadows, craggy coasts, dense forests -- an immensely varied natural world covers the United States.

Plan B: What To Do Near Acadia During the Shutdown

James Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
James Kaiser

Acadia is uniquely qualified to deal with the shutdown. That's because the park takes up less than half of Mount Desert Island, which is an incredible destination on its own. The shutdown is actually a great excuse to take advantage of lots of amazing things you might otherwise miss.

Can We Be Here Now, Please?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel

If there's one thing we know, we love ourselves some beaches and some national parks. Where better to combine the two than at Maine's beloved Moun...

Celebrate National Park Week 2013

Neil Mulholland | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

In times like these, with shrinking budgets and diminishing resources, we need to stop and think -- what would this country be like without our national parks?

The 10 Most Relaxing Coastal Drives In The U.S. & Canada

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

Driving can be both the most stressful and the most relaxing of activities. While there are few things more frustrating than sitting in traffic on you...

Planning A Trip To Vacationland? Read Our Guide To Family Vacations In Maine

The Huffington Post | Nick Romano | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Maine can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've d...

6 Best National Parks: Where To Stay And What To See This Summer (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Summer usually means one thing to many American families: road trip. We flock to our national parks (thanks Teddy R.!) in droves--in 2009, 285 million...

Obamas Arrive In Bar Harbor, Visit Acadia National Park (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Obamas arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine on Friday afternoon and immediately headed to Acadia National Park, right off the Atlantic coast of the state....

Obama Heads To Maine Hoping To Avoid Vacation Hex

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - President Barack Obama and his family are heading off Friday for the weekend to a spectacular national park on the coa...

Fall Leaves: 10 Places For Vibrant Foliage

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the autumn season in full swing, this means we'll be seeing leaves change color and carpet the ground. Check out the best places from the around...

9 National Parks In Danger (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In light of Ken Burns' documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea and a recent report that lists "National Parks in Peril," we're featuring 9...

Unfinished Business in Our National Parks

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

"America's best idea" still isn't complete. If we don't grow the system, we risk loving to death the parks that we have.