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National Park Service Celebrates 96th Birthday

For almost a century, the National Park Service has protected the beauty, passion, and majesty of the parks that are at the heart of our country. Our nation’s parks are treasures for everyone to cherish, and NPS has been a crucial part in preserving these gems for generations of Americans to inherit and enjoy.

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Appalachian Trail 75th Anniversary

Appalachian Trail 75th Anniversary LogoRich in history, beauty, and adventure, the Appalachian Trail celebrates its 75th anniversary this summer.

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Book Review: Permanent Vacation

Sun and sand. A week away from the office. A briefcase left at home. Swimwear or hiking boots instead of a suit and tie. These ideas are typically what come to mind when one hears “vacation.” However, Editor Kim Wyatt had a different kind of vacation in mind when she published her book Permanent Vacation.

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Independence Day in the Parks

During this time of year, Americans around the nation bring out their grills and enjoy a day barbecuing and spending time with family and friends. While food and fireworks are great, the Fourth of July is more than just celebrating a day off of work.

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Alcatraz: Life on the Rock Exhibit

Infamous. Mysterious. Historic. Alcatraz. And you don’t have to travel to San Francisco to gain a first-hand experience of the lives of renowned criminals. Through July 1st, Alcatraz: Life on the Rock Exhibit will be free of charge at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.

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Great American Backyard Campout

Dust off the tent and roll out the sleeping bags – it’s time to go camping! The Great American Backyard Campout is an event sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement.

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Restoring Our Country's Railways, One Trail at a Time

While trains are no longer as widely used as they once were, the abandoned railway lines that traverse our country have recently become popular places in communities. These historic treasures showcase the natural beauty of America’s countryside and some are being preserved.

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