Cross-country Skiing

Spring plowers bring may flowers at Yellowstone National Park

With oversnow travel ending in Yellowstone National Park this week, National Park Service maintenance crews will be out in force as begin clearing roads. As

The park's interior roads will reopen to automobile travel between mid-April and the end of May.  On Friday, April 16, the roads from Yellowstone’s North and West Entrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful, open to visitors.

Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

Cross country skiing: Exploring a hidden treasure at Bryce

February 1, 2010, 10:30 am
The winter scenery in Utah's highest-elevation national park will take your breath away. But, unlike the summer months, you can't count on another visitor being around to take your picture with the famous hoodoos in the background. The park is pretty quiet in the winter months, but visitors seeking ...


Claire M.


I currently work at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware as the Interpretive Manager.  I have previously worked in both Delaware and Kentucky State Parks as a naturalist.  I grew up and attended school in Ohio, working at a nature center in Dayton, Ohio.  In my free time, you can find me out looking for spring wildflowers.

Skiing and Showshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

December 23, 2009, 7:52 am
Mills, Jewel and Black lakes Distance: 4-, 5- and 8-mile roundtrips Difficulty: Moderate to challenging Elevation range: 9,240 to 10,620 feet Trailhead: From the main Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, head west for a quarter of a mile to Bear Lake Road. Take Bear Lake Road 8.2 miles to Glacier ...


Bill L.

Interpretive Specialist for the Sierra District of California State Parks based year round in the Lake Tahoe basin. Have worked in the Sierra Parks in collection management and interpretation since 1988. November of 2009 awarded National Association for Interpretation Master Front Line Interpreter Award.

Justine S.

Park Naturalist

MS in Wildlife Biology

7 years of experience in natural and cultural history of Maryland

Bob D

Bob Dispenza has been with Allen County Parks since 2001, first as Director of Environmental Education, then as Park and Education Manager at Metea County Park.

Bob is a life member of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and is certified as an Interpretive Trainer and Interpretive Guide.  He has earned the NAI Region 4 Distinguished Service Award in 1997, the R

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