Regional Activities

Bucket for activities specific to regions - leaf peeping, lobstering, etc
Chincoteague Pony Swim

July 7, 2011, 2:46 pm
By Naomi Legros Love ponies? Is Marguerite Henry’s 1947 famed novel “Misty at Chincoteague” ranked on your favorite books list? Well, regardless if it is or isn’t, the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim, a wonderful two-day extravaganza, will affirm your love for the beautiful animal.  They are two herds of wild ponies ...

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Species Spotlight: The Wild Ponies of Assateague and Chincoteague

July 6, 2011, 2:57 pm
Straddling the state line of Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island is less than 18,000 acres and some of the most stunning seashore in the east coast. The barrier island is divided into the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore. Stretching 37 miles, the island is home ...

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Historic Philadelphia Brings History to Life at Valley Forge NHP

Philadelphia is home to some of the most important locations in the history of early America. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House are all national symbols of the colonies forging their early independence.

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Death Valley National Park Wildflowers Begin Their Bloom

March 17, 2011, 12:11 pm
It has started. The annual wildflower bloom in California’s Death Valley National Park has begun with a bloom of Desert Gold wildflowers on a hilly area of volcanic earth north of Ashford Mill near Furnace Creek Resort. Although this year’s bloom is not expected to surpass the breathtaking 2005 ...

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Sled Dogs & Mushing in Denali

When Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, few roads existed in the new state. Perhaps one of the most synonymous associations with the Great North is the usage of sled dog teams for transportation. Dog sleds as transportation have existed for thousands of years and span across the ...

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Mushing: Sled Dogs & the Iditarod

March 9, 2011, 7:11 am
When Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, few roads existed in the new state. Perhaps one of the most synonymous associations with the Great North is the usage of sled dog teams for transportation. Dog sleds as transportation have existed for thousands of years and span across the ...

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National Cherry Blossom Festival

In 1912, more than 3,000 cherry trees were donated in the name of the City of Tokyo to our Nation’s Capital. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, D.C. as well as the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between ...

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Species Spotlight: Gray Whale

February 18, 2011, 10:13 am
Pacific gray whales are one of the largest mammals on earth and a vital part of the Pacific Ocean ecosystem. Point Reyes National Seashore is an excellent place to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The best times to spot the whales are in January and March ...

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Top Ten: Winter Weekend Getaways from the City

February 18, 2011, 8:22 am
Sometimes living in a big city can make nature seem so far away. In honor of Presidents Day, we’ve decided to compile a list of parks that are located close to major metropolitan areas and perfect for a winter weekend getaway. So strap on your snowshoes and grab your ...

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San Francisco & Golden Gate Recreation Area: Places to Experience Parks

February 17, 2011, 1:16 pm
San Francisco is famed for its Painted Ladies, Chinatown, Golden Bridge and glorious bay. However, there is much more to this town than Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street. Check out some of the exciting outdoor activities that San Francisco has to offer. Within the greater San Francisco area there are ...

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