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Plan Ahead for 2015: 10 Parks for Your Bucket List

National parks are the stuff of bucket lists—who doesn’t dream of spending time in the country’s most celebrated places like […]

Help Kids “Leave No Trace”

7 ways to teach good outdoor habits while having fun with kids

As we start a new year, it’s a perfect opportunity to make a resolution to spend more time in nature […]

The only known natural entrance to the first national park cave in the world.

Trivia Challenge: The World’s First National Park Cave

Q: National parks protect the country’s most treasured landscapes, including a wealth of natural resources under the Earth’s crust. The […]

3. Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Yellowstone’s geysers and thermal springs create magical winter scenery that is snowy ... and steamy. Most of the park roads are closed to cars in winter, making way for travel by skis and snowcoaches in the less-crowded off-season. Enjoy a ranger-led tour on snowshoes, or attend an educational program to learn more about the park’s remarkable wildlife and geology. Private concessioners also offer special packages for guided winter tours, including cross-country skiing and wildlife-watching trips. Visitors can even go ice skating at the Mammoth Hot Springs outdoor rink for a fun holiday outing in one of the country’s most spectacular settings.

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8 Perfect Parks for a Holiday Adventure

Try something new with your holiday routine—by checking out some old and cherished traditions from around the country. These fun […]

The snowiest place on earth.

Trivia Challenge: The Snowiest Place on Earth

Q: One U.S. national park boasts that it contains “the snowiest place on Earth where snow is regularly recorded.” This […]