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My “Microadventure” on Frederick Douglass’s Front Lawn—and How You Can Join Me

June 16th was one of those days that I really, really needed yoga. Like many Washingtonians, I had scheduled way too […]

Water You Waiting For? 10 Perfect Parks for Paddling

Go beyond the hiking trail and enjoy parks from a refreshing vantage point: water. Rivers and lakes offer adventurous routes […]

The isolated peninsula where thousands of exiled people with Hansen's disease once lived. Photo © Myriadreflections/Dreamstime.com

Trivia Challenge: A Rare and Isolated Community

Q: National parks help interpret diverse aspects of American culture, including unusual and exceptional stories from our country’s past. One unique park […]

The Racetrack at Death Valley National Park.

One-of-a-Kind Destinations: 11 National Park Curiosities

National parks preserve wondrous landscapes, stories, and artifacts—as well as a whole host of weird and exceptional sights. From wacky-looking […]

A statue of one of the most-celebrated people in the national parks.

Trivia Challenge: The Most Celebrated People in the Park System

Q: National parks don’t just preserve spectacular landscapes and wildlife. They also honor the people who have changed history and […]