News in All Parks

Push continues for national park in Delaware

February 22, 2011, 3:44 pm
Delaware is the only state in the country without a national park, and for almost a decade, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., has been working to establish one. Earlier this month, the First State National Historical Park Act of 2011 was introduced to possibly bring the idea to fruition. "Every year, millions ...

Shhh, and Not Because the Fauna Are Sleeping

February 22, 2011, 3:18 pm
At times, deep within this vaulted chamber of redwoods, it is almost quiet enough to hear a banana slug slither by. For the National Park Service, that stillness is as vital a component of the site as the trees’ green needles, or the sudden darting rays of sunlight. A decade ...

‘Legacy on the Land’ reveals diversity of National Park heroes

January 24, 2011, 11:26 am
On the opposite side of the country, in Biscayne Bay, Fla., “Pahson” LaFayette Jones bought the island of Porgy Key and moved his family there in 1897. Pahson, his wife Mozelle and their sons, King Arthur Jones and Sir Lancelot Jones, coaxed an agricultural empire from the coral rock ...

Head Out for a Daily Dose of Green Space

January 24, 2011, 11:24 am
First, the bad news: Americans are suffering from an acute case of “outdoor deprivation disorder,” and the effects on physical and mental health are rising fast. Children aged 8 to 18 today spend more time than ever using electronic media indoors — seven and a half hours a day, ...

Observations in an Occupied Wilderness: Photographs by Terry Falke

January 14, 2011, 1:51 pm
In his photographic journey through the Southwest, Terry Falke takes a seldom-seen approach to photographing an otherwise romanticized landscape of the American West. While the images in Observations in an Occupied Wilderness are not always beautiful in the classic tradition of landscape photography, the talent and vision of Terry’s ...

Klean Kanteen: Reflect Collection

January 14, 2011, 12:55 pm
Take a step in the Klean direction with the new Reflect bottle, launching soon from Klean Kanteen. The new stainless steel bottle is made of just three materials, meaning no plastic and no paint. The Reflect is crafted using only sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone and stainless steel, and ...

Southern Pies – Tasty Recipes from Key Lime to Coconut Cream

January 14, 2011, 12:43 pm
We love pies, and we especially love those that incorporate fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, which is what drew us to Southern Pies, a from author Nancie McDermott, which includes more than 60 recipes for both old-school and new-fangled pies, straight out of the South. Ask any pie-lover --- the ...

Free Entrance to National Parks on Martin Luther King Weekend

January 14, 2011, 11:09 am
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on January 15, 16 and 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This means FREE entry to more than 100 National Park Service sites across the country that normally charge admission fees, which range from $3 to $25. This ...

Today is Free Shipping Day

December 17, 2010, 8:37 am
Need to do some last-minute shopping? Get moving! Today is Free Shipping Day, with more than 1,700 merchants nationwide offering free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve to home addresses in the continental U.S. We've done some recog for you and filtered through the hefty list to find outdoor-themed offering ...

Top 10 Cartoons in National Parks

December 15, 2010, 10:09 am
When we saw the previews for the new Yogi Bear movie in 3D we became nostalgic for cartoons of our childhood, especially those that took place in national parks. We've spent the last few days trolling the internet for some of these animated gems, including everything from Donald Duck ...

We're Hiring!

December 9, 2010, 9:01 am
We're looking for awesome candidates for a freelance writing and editing position! Think you have what it takes? Check out the job description below, then drop us a line.   Full-Time Freelance Travel Writer and Editor American Park Network, a leading publisher of visitor guides to national parks and public lands, seeks ...

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

November 15, 2010, 11:25 am
Find something for everyone on your holiday list with our gift guide. Remember to start your shopping early to qualify for ground shipping, which is less expensive and more environmentally friendly. You can also give mother nature a hand by re-using household products to wrap your gifts! For even ...

Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips: Part II

November 15, 2010, 10:00 am
As part our latest series, the team has put together a list of our favorite national park activities. Each month, we'll share a few of our most-loved adventures with you. In return, we hope YOU will do the same! Here is our second round of Oh, Ranger! Insider Tips. We ...

Hyundai donates $100,000 to the National Parks Conservation Association

November 15, 2010, 9:18 am
After more than three months on the road, the Oh, Ranger! Story Tour™ team wrapped up their tour of national parks and public lands all across America. Our team of ambassadors began their adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, then crisscrossed the country, stopping in diverse spots ...

Gloves Make Smartphone Use a Cinch

November 15, 2010, 6:29 am
Typically, the arrival of winter means chilly fingers for smartphone-wielding outdoors enthusiasts, who find themselves having to take off their gloves to make calls, pull up maps or use just about any app. But, as with most outdoor predicaments, the outdoor industry has come up with a witty, stylish solution ...