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10 Great Kids Activities at National Parks

March 9, 2012, 2:34 pm
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America’s national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are ten fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families: Acadia National Park, Maine Sea-life bingo keeps youngsters excited tallying green sea urchins, orange sea stars, and other curious marine creatures that reside ...

Top Ten: Winter Weekend Getaways from the City

February 18, 2011, 8:22 am
Sometimes living in a big city can make nature seem so far away. In honor of Presidents Day, we’ve decided to compile a list of parks that are located close to major metropolitan areas and perfect for a winter weekend getaway. So strap on your snowshoes and grab your ...

Finding amusement at a trio of national parks in Florida

February 1, 2011, 7:40 am
Outside the theme parks and beaches, there’s a Florida that many tourists never see but shouldn’t miss. The southern part of the peninsula is home to a trio of national parks that offer adventures that Disney and the like can’t begin to match. It’s possible to hit the highlights in ...

A Taste of the Florida Keys: Key Lime Pie

January 14, 2011, 11:15 am
No exploration of Florida Keys cuisine would be complete without the famed Key lime pie, which owes its trademark tartness to its namesake main ingredient, the Key lime -- a juicier and more acidic alternative to traditional limes. We’ve searched far and wide for an authentic Key lime pie recipe, ...

Water Wonderland: Biscayne National Park

January 13, 2011, 10:52 am
Located in southeastern Florida, Biscayne sits in the tropical and stunning waters of the Biscayne Bay. Biscayne is a water wonderland comprised of coral reefs, lush islands and clear water. Although just a short jaunt from bustling downtown Miami, Biscayne gives visitors an escape from the city and a ...

Species Spotlight: Loggerhead Sea Turtle

January 13, 2011, 10:30 am
A reddish-brown color, Loggerhead sea turtles can be found in almost every ocean on earth and call Biscayne National Park home. Loggerheads are noted for their disproportionately large head and their heart-shaped shelled. The Loggerhead is the largest hard-shelled turtle on the planet and the most common species of ...

Top Ten Water Parks

August 6, 2010, 11:37 am
In an effort to keep you nice and cool during the dog days of summer, we’ve come up with ten of the best places to kick off your shoes, enjoy the scenery and relax. Each of these parks offers exceptional opportunities for swimming, kayaking, rafting and boating; all that’s ...

Florida declares open season on lionfish

July 29, 2010, 6:15 am
As thousands of Floridians take to the sea to hunt for spiny lobster in the state's two-day mini-season, they are being warned by authorities not to catch under-size specimens or exceed strict catch quotas. But no such limits exist for the equally prickly — but dangerous — lionfish, which wildlife ...

Weekend Getaway: Biscayne National Park

December 20, 2009, 7:22 pm
When the warmth of the holiday season is past, and the chill winds of winter begin to grate on people’s nerves and chap their lips, Biscayne National Park starts to see more visitors. The park’s rangers know the look: folks whose pale skin thirsts for a dose of the ...

'Water Art' Exhibit at Biscayne National Park

November 23, 2009, 6:23 am
Brian Trainor has a knack for snapping pictures out of focus and turning mundane images like shards of glass into pieces of artwork. ``I break the rules when it comes to taking pictures and a lot of the time I'll cock the camera so that the lens is crooked,'' says Trainor who ...

An easier plan for Biscayne Park

August 24, 2009, 8:11 am
After four years of dormancy, the highly controversial issue of no-fishing zones has been reawakened in the general management planning process for Biscayne National Park.The public comment period closed earlier this week, but I still would like to offer my 2 ½ cents.Instead of cordoning off certain areas where ...

Fate of South Florida corals uncertain as water heats up

August 10, 2009, 3:03 pm
Under the turquoise waters in Biscayne National Park, a story of promise or demise is brewing.About a mile from the rusted steel slabs of the Mandalay -- a shipwrecked Windjammer cruises sailboat parked on the ocean floor -- Elkhorn corals have latched onto the reef and started to reproduce.Once ...

Park Hosts the Great Annual Fish Count

July 16, 2009, 1:05 pm
On Saturday, July 25, 2009, Biscayne National Park and its concessioner, in cooperation with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will host the Great Annual Fish Count, an annual event that seeks to inspire recreational divers and snorkelers to aid scientists in monitoring fish populations around the world. The ...

Feds may open forest, swamp around Alligator Alley

July 13, 2009, 7:30 am
A federal proposal would open a vast sweep of forest and swamp on both sides of Alligator Alley to hunting and off-road vehicles.The National Park Service has proposed establishing more than 85,000 acres of wilderness beginning on the western border of Broward County, as part of a plan for ...

Shark bites woman at Biscayne National Park

July 9, 2009, 9:15 am
A woman was bitten by a shark as she swam near a sandbar in Biscayne National Park Saturday afternoon.The bite, while severe, was not life-threatening, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials.''It took a big chunk out of her leg, but luckily missed an artery,'' said Lt. Arnold Piedrahita, a ...