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Historic Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservior

A northward view over Horsetooth Reservoir, CO. Photograph by Kacey HerlihyPerched in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Horsetooth Reservoir overlooks the Colorado town of Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. The reservoir, approximately 6.5 miles in length and a half-mile in width, was constructed in 1949 as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

Fun for Everyone at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor exterior and moat.Whether you’re a history buff, a beach bum, or a tropical fish aficionado, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida has something for everyone! Florida’s southern most state park offers a wide array of activities and rich U.S. military history.

The Statue of Liberty’s Crown Reopens After Yearlong Closure

Statue of Liberty. Source: another year of renovations under her belt, Lady Liberty reopens her crown to the public on October 28, 2012. The welcoming beacon of the New York Harbor, embodying freedom and democracy, closed her doors the day after her 125th birthday last year, and will reopen just in time to celebrate her 126th.

Goats are the New Landscapers on Staten Island

Goats are employed at Fort Wadsworth, doing the job of clearing unwanted invasive vegetation. A green project, that doesn't involve machinery or fuel.Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, is home to fifteen young goats with a purpose: eat the poison ivy!

15 Stellar Hiking Trails On National Wildlife Refuges

A young hiker tackles a rock scramble along the Charon’s Garden Trail in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Refuges offer outstanding fall hiking, from mild to strenuous. Photo: David SmithWhy see Labor Day as a season ender? One of the year’s best hiking times is about to begin. For a treat this fall, explore some standout trails on national wildlife refuges.

Astoria Park: Beyond the Pool

Astoria Park. Photo by Kacey Herlihy.Astoria Park, located in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York, contains over 56 acres of sprawling lawns, walking trails, extensive facilities, and exquisite views.


The land was acquired by the City of New York as parkland in 1913. Rich in history and splendor, Astoria Park is an oasis in the busy city of New York providing plenty of activities and relaxation.

Grand Teton National Park Film Festival 2012

Schwabachers Landing, Grand Teton National Park. Photo Credit: National Park ServiceFor the second year in a row, Grand Teton National Park will be hosting a special film festival featuring films focused on the great outdoors.

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