Years ago, we went on record as being against solo hikes. It can be dangerous. The country of Nepal agrees with us. As of April first, hiking in Nepal’s national parks without a guide will be illegal.
Two Florida teens have been accused of illegally harvesting dozens of plants in Fakahatchee Strand State Park. Their crop included the rare ghost orchid. A K-9 alerted to the smell of heavy vegetation on the teens.
When was the last time you went stargazing? About 80 percent of people in North America can’t see the Milky Way from their homes. Visiting an International Dark Sky Park lets you enjoy the national parks in a different way and see gorgeous sights!
You should hurry over to Yosemite by the end of the month to see the incredible “firefall.” For a few weeks a year, the sunset’s light hits the water of the Horsetail Falls at the exact angle to make it look like lava is flowing down the cliff face of El Capitan.
A new study found that people in cities who spent time in parks, gardens or other green spaces were less likely to need medication for depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety or asthma.
A new massive review of medical records from Medicare has shown that spending time in nature may lower the risk of hospitalization for Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s.
Whether it’s too cold or too wet to get outside, you can still enjoy nature by placing bird feeders in your yard. And you don’t have to buy a fancy one. A homemade bird feeder will attract wildlife.
In winter, hiking can pose dangers. It comes with a different set of challenges you have to prepare for. The National Park Service wants people to be safe when visiting this season. So, they have tips.
It’s a time for winter sports. But, there are hidden dangers to playing in the snow. You have to take precautions to have fun outdoors. A few safety tips will help you make memories instead of trips to the ER!
This winter, head to a botanical garden. They are open and are decorated for the holidays with gorgeous displays and sculptures.
We’ve spoken in the past about the health benefits of hunting. The problem with hunting is the safety concern for folks out walking and hiking. But steps can be taken to make everyone safer.
The National Park Service has asked visitors to please stop licking the Sonoran Desert toad. Licking it provides a psychedelic effect because it secretes a potent toxin.
A new analysis looked at trash in the parks to see what people throw away. It focused on garbage picked up by volunteers in 44 spots within the parks between July and September. Plastic made up 81 percent of the trash.
People go all out decorating for Halloween. They look wonderful! But 3,200 Halloween-related injuries are treated at hospitals annually, and Halloween decorations caused 770 house fires between 2014 and 2019. It's essential to be safe this year!
The differences between hiking shoes and hiking boots aren’t simply a seasonal choice. Today, we’re looking at hiking shoes and hiking boots to help you decide which one is right for you.
The national park reservation system that people called complicated has ended in most parks. Now that the busy summer season has finished, the parks are easing their restrictions.
People don’t think about hurting themselves around their homes. When it’s a task like yardwork, it can seem routine. However, fall yardwork should come with some safety tips.
It’s been a while since many of us exercised outside. Exercising outdoors requires a few steps to be safe and enjoyable. But it’s more fun than working out inside.
The beautiful fall foliage is here. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, all NPS sites are free this Saturday. The best park for leaf peeping is Acadia. It usually has a fee, so check it out now.
In 2014, a major road in Yellowstone had to be closed when the asphalt softened, and oil raised to the top. Since then people have claimed roads melting in the park are precursors to an apocalyptic volcanic event.