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Secret National Parks of NYC

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New YorkNew York City is better known for its sweeping avenues, towering skyscrapers and massive crowds than its green pastures. But there’s more to the Concrete Jungle than meets the eye. Outdoor areas and recreation are plentiful here—if you know where to look. We uncover three noteworthy spots that take you away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

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Experience the Arctic One Page at a Time

To the Arctic Photography BookGoing on an Arctic expedition may seem like a nearly impossible journey, but photographer Florian Schulz brings the distant landscape right to the coffee table.

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Species Spotlight: Kit Fox

kit foxOften overshadowed by more well-known foxes, such as red or gray foxes, the kit fox deserves its moment to shine in this month’s species spotlight.

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Inn at the Presidio opens April 1

Inn at the Presidio is the first hotel to open in the Presidio of San Francisco, opens April 1. The inn occupies Pershing Hall, which was built in 1903 as bachelor officers’ quarters. It features several environmentally friendly features and is targeting LEED Gold certification.

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter Honors the Past

Chaco Culture National Historical Park QuarterCarry a token honoring some of the earliest cultures in America. The Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter is the second America the Beautiful Quarter this year and the twelfth coin in the series.

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Gateway Arch in St. Louis has Western Fun for the Family

When visiting St. Louis, one of the first tourist stops is the famous Gateway Arch—a symbol that’s become synonymous with the city. But the arch is more than just a cool architectural attraction and photo opportunity; it also has special events throughout the year.

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Amtrak Vacations 2012 Escorted Rail Programs

Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see the picturesque landscapes of our national parks and public lands. Relax on a smooth ride and glance out the large windows for amazing views as halting mountain ranges, rolling hills and open prairies pass by.

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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival Kicks Off Feb. 18

Bryce Canyon National Park in WinterAppreciate winter recreation in all its seasonal glory while the snow is still fresh. One way to do this is at The 27th Annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. This family-friendly weekend is chock full of winter fitness and fun.

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Celebrate African American History Month at National Lands

Martin Luther King, Jr. National MonumentHonor African American History Month in the best way possible. Learn about places and people significant to African American history through stories directly from the lands.

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National Kids to Parks Day New Scholarship Contest

The annual National Kids to Parks Day (KTP) is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012. KTP is a nation-wide day organized by National Park Trust (NTP) to encourage kids and families to go outside and explore their nearby natural surroundings.  More than 15,000 families in almost 200 towns participated in the family-friendly day last year.

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