While many people are hiking the Appalachian Trail these days, fewer are traversing the Long Trail. It’s a 272-mile route that follows the crest of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Canada.
From health, to food, to heat, to travel to recreational activities, there’re a lot of ways a fun day can turn dangerous. With that in mind, here are a few tips to have a fun, safe Labor Day!
The massive climate bill that just passed will help the national parks. The bill includes over a billion dollars for the park to aid staffing, maintenance and shore up their climate change resistance.
Do you hate mowing your lawn? Is it killing your water bill? Do drought rules mean you can’t water it, and it dies every summer? Get rid of it. You can enjoy your outdoor space more without a lawn.
It’s not always a walk in the park when people go for, well, a walk in the national parks. Three hiking deaths occurred in Glacier National Park in three days.
We usually urge you to get outside on Fridays. But parts of the country are sweltering. Heatstroke can lead to death, so it’s essential to avoid it and recognize the symptoms to get help fast.
At this time of year, people want to go walking and hiking with their dogs. There are some steps you must take and gear you have to bring to make sure your furry friend is safe and has fun.
Getting out into the national parks is worth it. But unpredictable weather and fires are becoming more regular. Yellowstone's flood and Yosemite's fire are the most recent but not the first.
The National Park Service hosts artists through 50 residencies nationwide. Accommodations range from remote cabins to modern studios. Nancy Hershberger, an artist-in-residence, makes art quilts of views from national parks.
The Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain is one of the hardest hikes in Phoenix, AZ. Eight people shooting a reality TV show climbed it with “no idea” and had to be rescued — five of them needing to be removed by helicopter.
Yellowstone had to close after terrible flooding. Now the southern part of the park has partially reopened, but there are things visitors should know before heading to the park.
There’s good news for those who love the environment and bad news for those who tend to forget the water bottles at home. The National Parks are phasing out single-use plastic by 2032.
Mosquitoes are unwelcome company that make yards less pleasant! Here are ways to make your yard less friendly for mosquitoes while remaining a wonderful space to enjoy.
Most of us don’t use sunscreen as well as we should and aren’t getting the sun protection we expect. In a survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S., 62 percent rated themselves as “excellent” at sun protection. But, their answers show otherwise.
This three-day weekend you should take the opportunity to relax, unplug and stop thinking about your problems. It can be even more beneficial for your health than a longer vacation.
The EPA’s Superfund program cleans up some of the most contaminated lands in the country. When they open to the public, they are gorgeous, safe parks meant to be enjoyed by everyone. You should go to one in your area!
It's a challenge to balance the national parks’ conservation efforts and people’s ability to enjoy them. For instance, because of wildfire risks, the National Park Service will not be allowing fireworks on July 4th over Mount Rushmore.
It’s Earth Day today, a great time to remember to take care of nature while enjoying it! Hiking on muddy trails can be slippery and lead to erosion, damaging the environment. With some tips, you can safely enjoy trails.
Tomorrow, the national parks are having a fee-free day to celebrate National Park Week. It’s a presidentially proclaimed event that happens every year that we always look forward to!
Next week, Netflix is releasing a new docuseries narrated by Pres. Obama about national parks around the world. It’s called Our Great National Parks, and it premieres on April 13.