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Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

I haven’t got a national park “life list” where I’ve ticked off every one of the country’s national parks, monuments and seashores I’ve visited, although if I did, I’d soon be adding one more to it: Acadia National Park in coastal Maine.

(Kim Carpenter Flickr Photo)

2016 is the centennial of the U.S. National Park service, so interest in visiting America’s national parks this summer and fall is undoubtedly running even higher than its already high level.

So I decided to put together a recap of past and recent stories that I’ve written about “America’s Best Idea.”

Here it is.

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The National Parks: America’s Best “Fixer Up” Idea

The National Parks: America’s Best “Fixer Up” Idea

When I read the April TV schedule for one of my local PBS affiliate stations, I saw that Ken Burns’ six-part, twelve-hour documentary television series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, will air again this year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

 

Let’s assume that you’ve heeded my past advice and booked a stay in one of the popular U.S. National Parks in the Western U.S. for this summer far in advance.

You know you’ve got a bed in which to lay your head or a place to pitch your tent on arrival.

But what you don’t know is what shape that park will be in.

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