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National Parks and Public Lands offer FREE admission on Veterans Day Weekend

National Parks and Public Lands offer free admission on Veterans Day WeekendAmerica’s 398 national parks will offer everyone free admission during the Veterans Day weekend in honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military.

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National Christmas Tree Lighting Ticket Lottery Opens on October 25

2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree by Donna Spiewak, NPS.The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, held annually on the Ellipse, between the National Mall and the White House in Washington, D.C., will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 5 p.m.

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New book 'Pumpkin' tells the story of America's darling squash

Cover image of Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon by Cindy Ott. Image courtesy University of Washington Press.Did you ever wonder how the pumpkin earned its spot as the revered symbol of autumn? Or how it made its way to front stoops and Thanksgiving tables across the country?

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Park Palates: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Butter Me Up Brooklyn. Credit: Lillian AuldFall is in the air, which means it’s time to cue the pumpkin recipes.

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Sequoia Gets Spooky as Wuksachi Lodge Celebrates Halloween

Wuksachi Lodge at Twilight. Source: Wuksachi LodgeThe lost souls of the high Sierras will inspire the imagination for all ages throughout October at Wuksachi Lodge and Sequoia National Park.

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Park Palates: Pine-Smoked & Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon

Pine-Smoked & Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon - Image courtesy Abrams Books.If you're looking for a way to spruce up your usual camping meals, you'll want to give this tasty, yet relatively easy recipe a try.

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Pumpkin Patch Train Kicks off in October

Pumpkin Patch at Grand Canyon RailwayAll aboard for a trip to all things autumn! For the second year Grand Canyon Railway will offer its special “Pumpkin Patch Train” on all weekends in October.

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Visit Your National Wildlife Refuges: October 14-20, 2012

http://www.fws.gov/hakalauforestGuest Blog Post by Susan Morse, Writer/Editor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Visit a national wildlife refuge for National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 14-20. Celebrate America’s wildlife heritage and see what refuges are doing to conserve it.

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We’ve just Launched the (FREE!) Official New York State Parks Mobile App

Oh, Ranger! NY State Parks mobile appWe’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to launch the official Oh, Ranger!

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Download Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder and Vote for your favorite Outdoor Organization

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder mobile app home screen and voting screenFord Explorer will donate $150,000 to outdoor organizations, and through the end of September, you can vote for your favorite organization to receive a portion of the funds!

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