# National parks
Enjoy This Call of the Wild by an Elk Roaming Around the Magnificent Grand Canyon National Park
This majestic wild animal, the Elk, is roaming around near the South Rim and gave his morning wild call. The Grand Canyon is one of the most magnificent national parks full of extraordinary challenging hiking trails. I hope you will enjoy this upcoming Arizona Adventure series where I take you hiking into the canyon, as well as some exploration through Sedona. Stay tuned to see if I find the Energy Vortex. Follow along @FitLifeTravel or visit FitLifeandTravel.com.
Five National Parks In Illinois Face Closure Due to Possible Government Shutdown
These iconic Illinois natural wonders draw thousands of visitors each year, but accessibility could be impacted should Congress fail to reach budget agreement. The threat of a government shutdown arises as lawmakers grapple with a range of fiscal issues, from budget allocations to debates over policy matters. If an agreement isn't reached by the looming deadline, it could have far-reaching consequences, including the closure of National Parks across the country.
Wyoming Whiskey introduces National Parks No. 3 and The Grand limited-edition bourbons
Wyoming Whiskey announces the release of National Parks No. 3 and The Grand bourbon whiskies, marking the third iteration of its National Parks collection. The distinct Fall 2023 bourbon releases will pay tribute to Grand Teton National Park and support the park’s philanthropic partner, Grand Teton National Park Foundation (GTNPF), in their continued efforts to preserve natural and cultural resources and enhance the national park experience for generations to come.
Experience Texas' National Parks for free on Sept. 23
National Public Lands Day happens every year around this time (it's always the fourth Saturday in September), and this year's no exception. In honor of our public lands, the National Park Service (NPS) is letting the masses — like you and me — into the National Parks for the low, low price of...free!
Climbing Half Dome in Yosemite: A Life-Changing Journey
Yosemite National Park is one of the most special places on earth. It can touch your soul and leave you breathless at the same time. After experiencing a life changing event, and years of health issues, I needed an uplifting challenge.
Experience The Amazing Epic Hike In Yosemite on the Half Dome Trail
This is one of the resting spots for us as we made our way along one of the most amazing hiking adventures in Yosemite! Hiking the Half Dome Trail. Read entire article at <a href="www.Fitlifeandtravel.com">www.Fitlifeandtravel.com</a> Follow along: @FitLifeTravel
The Natural Beauty of Virginia: A Guide to its National Parks and Scenic Spots
Virginia, often referred to as the "Old Dominion," is a state that boasts a rich history and a stunning natural landscape. Nestled on the East Coast of the United States, Virginia offers a diverse range of outdoor experiences, from rolling mountains to pristine coastlines. In this guide, we will explore the natural beauty of Virginia, highlighting its national parks and scenic spots that make it a paradise for nature enthusiasts.
Bears & Trails: Amazing Things To See in Glacier National Park
Adventures such as hiking in Glacier National Park can be an exhilarating experience. This big sky mountain park consists of more than 730 miles of hiking trails. There is a variety of trails that consist of short and long with different levels of difficulty.
A Hiker's Guide to Joshua Tree National Park
Exploring national parks is an amazing experience. From hiking and scrambling across boulders to climbing granite mountains. One of the highest peaks in the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park is Ryan Mountain. It’s vast diversity of foliage and desert shrubs align this moderately challenging hiking trail on Ryan Mountain.
National park visitation increasing along Gulf, dropping in California
Factors for declines include road closures, wildfires. Visitation at U.S. national parks, monuments, and related areas increased slightly in the first seven months of 2023 from the same period last year, according to preliminary federal estimates.
5 National Parks Celebrate Sept. Birthdays
School is back in session. With comfortable temperatures and lower crowd levels on the horizon, September is an excellent month to visit many of our national parks. Consider these parks for your travel plans as we honor the national parks with a September birthday.
Acadia Maine National Park hiking
Exploring along the Maine coast in Acadia National Park is absolutely magnificent! Enjoy the rock trails and tree forests as we hug the sublime New England Coastal cliffs and edges! Be inspired: Follow along @FitLifeTravel <a href="www.fitlifeandtravel.com">www.fitlifeandtravel.com</a>
Exploring the stunning Sand Beach at this national park along coastal Maine
Enjoy more scenes from Acadia National Park, in the gorgeous state of Maine. FitLifeandTravel.com Follow along: @fitlifetravel
This gorgeous Jordan Pond one of Acadia National Park's most treasured features
One of the most iconic spots to make a stop and enjoy a break is at Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park. The historic Jordan Pond house offers Jordan Pond Popovers; a delish pastry that usually has 1.5 hour wait in line to get one. Come along and follow for more travel adventures: @fitlifetravel! <a href="www.fitlifeandtravel.com">www.fitlifeandtravel.com</a>.
Discover the magnificent rugged coastline of Acadia National Park in Maine
Enjoy this snapshot of the coastline near Sand Beach, in Acadia National Park in the gorgeous state of Maine.This is another amazing road trip stop on our epic east coast road trip 2023. The Wander Club: Collect memories not things. Enjoy making memories by adding tokens engraved with every city, state, country, national park, or sports stadium or other personalized tokens to add to your Wander Club key chain! Learn more at <a href="www.FitLifeandTravel.com">www.FitLifeandTravel.com</a>. Do you enjoy road trips and adventure travel? Follow along @fitlifetravel or visit FitLifeandTravel.com.
Discover California's Best: A Road Trip Guide to Beaches, National Parks, and Hidden Gems
Disclaimer: This article is written with the help of AI. California, the Golden State, is a land of endless exploration. With its stunning beaches, majestic redwood forests, world-renowned national parks, and charming small towns, it offers something for every traveler. This road trip guide will take you on an unforgettable journey through some of California's best and hidden treasures.
Exploring the Rock House: A Hidden Gem Along Sugarland Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nestled amidst the rugged beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a captivating wonder awaits those who venture along the lesser-known path of Sugarland Trail. Along this picturesque route, where nature's grandeur unfolds at every turn, lies a hidden gem that has stood the test of time—The Rock House. A place steeped in mystery and charm, this time-worn structure is a testament to the resilience of nature and the enduring spirit of human exploration.
Discover the Magic of the Northern Lights at These 7 U.S. National Parks
Embarking on a journey to explore all the U.S. national parks presents an exciting opportunity for travelers, especially if they wish to witness the magic of the northern lights. Known as the aurora borealis, this captivating celestial display of dancing lights in the sky occurs when solar-charged particles slam into the Earth’s magnetic field, causing a luminous spectacle. Although encountering the aurora borealis remains uncertain, the prime locations for observing this wondrous phenomenon is within the auroral oval or high latitudes 65 to 70 degrees north. Therefore areas like Canada, and Scandinavia are ideal for viewing. However, under specific conditions with clear, dark skies, these awe-inspiring lights can even be seen at northern U.S. national parks (where the best time to see them is mid to late fall). So what are you waiting for? This is your chance to discover the magic of the northern lights at seven U.S. national parks. Grab your U.S. National Parks Passport Journal to capture your park memories, and let’s go chasing after aurora!
Free National Park Days: The 5 Best Days to Visit in 2023
Travelers often ask when is the best time to visit a national park. Although any day in a national park is fantastic, we will reveal the five best days to visit in 2023. The National Park Service (NPS) will offer five entrance fee-free days in 2023 to celebrate national parks and promote outdoor recreation. All national parks will waive admission fees as part of the celebration. Any regular fees for activities, tours, and camping still apply.
Yosemite's Tioga Road Finally Opens After Record Snowfall
Tioga Road is once again open as of July 22, 2023. The road normally opens in May or June, but remained closed much later this year due to record snowfall. This past winter, several atmospheric rivers dumped hundreds of inches of snow over the area, causing a prolonged closure on Tioga Road. It is the latest opening of the road since 1915.