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Chattahoochee Bend State Park

 Located in a graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the park is a haven for paddlers, campers and anglers. At 2,910 acres, Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage. A boat ramp provides easy access to the water, while more than ...

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Grandfather Mountain State Park

In 2008, the state parks system acquired 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain to become a North Carolina State Park. Any additional tracts or facilities would be identified and prescribed through a public master planning process. The Grandfather Mountain attraction will continue to operate as it has ...

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Dumbarton Oaks Park

Dumbarton Oaks Park is an exceptionally significant historic landscape, where the naturalistic gardens and built features offer a very special experience to those who visit. The park is a striking example of one of the most important designs by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. The owners of the Dumbarton Oaks ...

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The Statue of Liberty’s Crown Reopens After Yearlong Closure

Statue of Liberty. Source: NPS.gov.With 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.

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Kaw River State Park

Kaw River State Park is the newest and only urban park to join the state park system. The park comprises 76 acres of land on the south bank of the Kansas (nicknamed Kaw) River in west Topeka. Take advantage because Kaw River State Park is the only free park ...

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Fishtrap Lake State Park

A man-made lake surrounded by natural beauty, Fishtrap Lake was created to help control flooding along the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. The Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on the project in 1962, and President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the project upon its completion in 1968. Nestled among mountains ...

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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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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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