Leaf Peeping

Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock offers miles of wooded hiking trails

November 2, 2009, 7:03 am
Sometimes — especially these past couple of colorful weeks — Liz Weintraub forgets she's exercising when she's out hiking the wooded property at the Carl Sandburg Home.Weintraub has been faithfully hiking a three-mile round-trip trail to a mountaintop summit at the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in Flat Rock for the past four months as ...

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Gatlinburg issues fall leaf report

October 7, 2009, 8:01 am
ature’s annual kaleidoscope of color is visiting the Smokies this year with great vigor. To help travelers determine where the best latitude is for leaf viewing at any given time, Gatlinburg provides updated leaf reports at www.gatlinburg.com and a fall foliage page at www.eventsgatlinburg.com. These links chronicle the descent of full-fledged color ...

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When is the best time for fall colors in the smokies
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The Smokies foliage changes in the mountains beginning in mid-September and moves down to the valleys through October, often continuing into early November.

Our Oh, Ranger! guide to fall colors in the Smokies is available here. the National Park Service also provides some good information about fall hikes and destinations, available here.

Lastly, check with local chambers of commerce to get up-to-date foliage reports. We recommending contacting either Gatlinburg, TN or Cherokee, NC.

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Gatlinburg has just issued their fall leaf report! Read it here.
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What is there to do in shenandoah national park
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There are many great things to do in Shenandoah, some of which are seasonal.  If you only have a day, Skyline Drive is one of the best drives I have ever taken in this entire country.  Otherwise, check our sights to see page, and on the left there are categories for you to choose from that are more specific.  

Let us know if you want to learn more!

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Top 10 Leaf Peeping Destinations

September 3, 2009, 11:06 am
One of our favorite parts of autumn is beautiful change in foliage. From green to different shades of orange and red and yellow, trees in some places begin to change as early as late August. If you’re interested in some leaf peeping this fall, then plan a visit to ...

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What kind of plant varities are there in Waterton National Park?
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Hi quarterpaints1,

Waterton Lakes National Park has a huge variety of vegetation, much of which is unique. (The park is a biosphere reserve, which means the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set it aside specifically because of its ecological uniqueness.

There are 45 vegetation types and over 1400 forms of vegetation within the park.

For a list of plants of particular concern in the park, click here.

Have fun exploring the unique ecosystem of Waterton National Park. Please come back to OhRanger.com to post photos of the interesting plants you spot during your trip!

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Leaf Peeping

Grab your binoculars and peep some brilliantly enchanting colors this autumn season! Beautifully crisp air and less crowded streets, trails and campgrounds grace the parks during the "off-peak" season adding to the benefit of Leaf Peeping, an eye-catching activity. Young or old, avid outdoorsman or casual tourist, ALL can appreciate the natural charm and alluring beauty of the leaf-changing process. You read about it in elementary school, now go check it out for yourself in these photosynthesizing parks!

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Roelandt

People have been visiting Cedar Breaks area for over 9,000 years. The monument rests on top of the Colorado plateau and at over 10,000 feet in elevation offers breathtaking views. The park's giant amphitheater, more than 2,000 feet deep, has been carved by millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, and erosion.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
6154.6
Highest Point: 
Colorado Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
10662 feet
Visitor Count: 
488376
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Spectra Point/Ramparts Overlook Trail; Alpine Pond Nature Trail; Rattlesnake Creek Trail; Cedar Breaks Historic Lodge; Historic Visitor Center; Pink Cliffs
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $4; Tour Groups/Commercial Vehicles (1
Nearest Major City: 
Cedar City, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Cedar City, UT; Brian Head, UT ; Parowan, UT; Paragonah, UT; Summit, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)

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Things To Do

Although Acadia is dazzling in summer, the park’s beauty flourishes throughout the year. By land and by sea there is no such thing as an off-season at Acadia. SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL Amphitheater Programs In the evening, Acadia’s two campgrounds present free programs in their centrally located amphitheaters. Programs span a range ...

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