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Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field -- part of Gateway National Recreation Area -- was opened as New York City's first municipal airport on May 23, 1931. Throughout the 1930s, it was the departure point of many important first and record breaking flights, including those of Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, which ...

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DO THE WATER FALLS IN YOSEMITE FLOW IN SEPTEMBER
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The Yosemite valley waterfalls don't all always have water all year. Some dry up completely. Their flow depends on the amount of snow, how fast it melts, the drainage of each fall and on occasional rain storms.

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What can we do in Glacier Nat'l Park on May 10-11, 2011? Thanks! Ann
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That early in may, sadly, not much. The park opens most operations in late may, but if you'll be in the area anyway, the NPS keeps a list of contacts for the chambers of commerce in the nearby gateway communities:

http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/nearby-chambers-of-commerce-websites.htm


If you're not dead set on Glacier, and want some more options, you might want to look into Yellowstone. While the park isn't fully open until late may, like Glacier, popular sites in the park begin opening for spring/summer season in late april, so you might have more options.

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If we have 3-4 days, do you recommend spending it all in Glacier National Park in Montana, or splitting it between there & Waterton, Canada?
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With only 3-4 days at the park, it's best to choose just a few areas of the park to explore. There's so much to do and see at Glacier that you can always plan a return trip to see the northern reaches of the park!

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In one week can a family of four (2 older teens) see the main four areas of yellowstone park?
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There are many fantastic things to see in Yellowstone, and there is no "right amount" of time to spend there.  I am not exactly sure what you mean by "four areas", since there are many separate geologic and ecologic features within Yellowstone. 


To give you some ideas, a day should be more than enough time to explore the geyser basins between West Thumb and Madison Junction.  This is the area of highest concentration of geysers and thermal features, including Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring.  The total driving time is an hour, depending on traffic, but you could spend a full day walking through at least five major geyser basins. 

Many sections of the park could be explored in this way on a leisurely schedule over the course of a week.  If you like to go boating, you can pick up a boat permit at several locations around the park, or you can rent a rowboat or outboard at Bridge Bay Marina.  For more on boating in Yellowstone, click here.

Whatever amount of time you spend in Yellowstone, there are some fantastic sights to see.  Different times of year will also lend to different activities.  If you are planning a Winter trip, you will be seeing the park differently than in the summer. Point being, there is no perfect amount of time that will allow you to see everything, or enough of the park to be satisfied. 

Every time I go to Yellowstone, I am stuck wanting to see more!

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My family of six- (four kids ages 17, 14, 10, and 7) were able to see all of yellowstones major attractions in a week without a problem at all.  In fact we only spent three whole days in the park and had a great time.  However, we went in June and it snowed the whole time.  We were in tents but luckily on a last minute whim I had the kids all throw in their snow gear.  The benefit was there was not any traffic at all to speak of and we saw every animal we wanted including Bears, moose, elk, wolves, buffolo and more. 

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Absolutely! I spent four days (one day on each loop) and then three days in the Tetons. The pass covers 7 days. You could do any combination. Spend 5 days in Yellowstone and hit 2 days in Tetons or spend all 7 in Yellowstone (although it would be sad to be that close to the Grand Tetons and not see them). One variable is that I went in May when the park was not at its busiest. Enjoy!

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Grand Canyon's Human History

November 7, 2010, 5:35 pm
Although John Wesley Powell first gave the Grand Canyon its name, Grand Canyon National Park has actually been inhabited for over 4,000 years! One of the best ways to explore the park is through the eyes of those who first called it home. Ancient Roots The first known occupants of Grand ...

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What is the average temperature in late May early June in Yellowstone Park ?
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Yellowstone has a very broad range of temperature changes throughout the park.  In higher elevations, you can expect temperatures to drop to below freezing at night.  Even in early Summer, when you can expect temperatures in the 70's, I have experienced cold, inclement weather!  I have always taken a light jacket with me, even in the warmest summer months. 

If you would like to see National Park Service suggestions for Yellowstone's seasons, click here.

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Halloween Tales at Minute Men National Historic Park

October 23, 2010 04:45 PM  -  October 23, 2010 09:00 PM
Minute Men National Historic Park * Hartwell Tavern - Rt. 2A, Lincoln

NOTE: Please be aware that this event has already occured.
Join Park Rangers and Volunteers in a very spooky, candle-lit setting for an evening of traditional New England ghost stories. 
This year we are offering a special early show from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. appropriate for young children up to age 6.
The regular performance will start at 7:00 p.m. Note: This ...

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Coming to Yosemite in Jun' 11 we would love to enrol for photo workshop & starry nts. How do we book in advance and when should we do this ?
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The Ansel Adams Gallery provides the only classes that are given year round (and that has pre-registration) in Yosemite, and you can sign up for classes on their website, www.anseladams.com

The American Park Network, in conjunction with Canon, host Photography walks in several of the most visited parks in the country.  We do not have any of the current dates or locations for next Summer's sessions.  If you were looking to sign up for one of those classes, we do not in fact require pre-registration.  Our free photo walks are given 2-3 times daily, and are on a first come, first serve basis.  If you would like to know more about the dates and locations of those classes, you should return to our site in the Spring as we lock in our dates and locations for the 2011 tour. 

Lastly, I am not sure if there is a night sky program in relation to a photo program.  There are special Night Sky programs offered through the National Park Service, and can be found in the NPS Yosemite Guide.

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I know the NPS hires thru USAjobs but i was wondering is there a way to network with Rangers/parks to hear about jobs and get information.
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