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Harriet Tubman State Park

 To commemorate the life of a true American hero and historical icon, the Maryland Park Service is opening a new State Park in Dorchester County dedicated to Harriet Tubman. The groundbreaking for the park is slated for 2013, one hundred years after the passing of Harriet Tubman. The park ...

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Sequoia Gets Spooky as Wuksachi Lodge Celebrates Halloween

Wuksachi Lodge at Twilight. Source: Wuksachi LodgeThe lost souls of the high Sierras will inspire the imagination for all ages throughout October at Wuksachi Lodge and Sequoia National Park.

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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.

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Pumpkin Patch Train Kicks off in October

Pumpkin Patch at Grand Canyon RailwayAll aboard for a trip to all things autumn! For the second year Grand Canyon Railway will offer its special “Pumpkin Patch Train” on all weekends in October.

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Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is located along the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington. Eelgrass beds and tide flats teem with migrating shorebirds in spring and fall; flocks of waterfowl find food and rest in these protected waters during the winter; eel grass beds also ...

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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1992, Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuges is one of the few natural wetlands remaining in the Hawaiian Islands and encompasses approximately 700 acres. Located along the south-central coast of the island of Maui, between the towns of Kīhei and Mā‘alaea, it is a natural basin for a 56-square ...

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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.

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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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Download Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder and Vote for your favorite Outdoor Organization

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder mobile app home screen and voting screenFord Explorer will donate $150,000 to outdoor organizations, and through the end of September, you can vote for your favorite organization to receive a portion of the funds!

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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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