Trail Talk

The National Park Foundation Blog

Ever wonder about the best hikes, sites and activities in America's national parks? Are you unsure about where to plan your next park adventure or what you should pack? NPF's blog, Trail Talk, is a great place to find all the answers!

Trail Talk is your tool to share information from your park adventures and learn about the endless possibilities within these treasured places. We invite each of you to write about your experiences, share your tips and stories so that others can follow along. If you’re interested in joining the fun, submit your post to blog@nationalparks.org.

  • Saturday, December 31, 2011
    By Alanna Sobel on 12/31/2011 Can you believe it’s already New Year’s Eve? Boy did this year fly by fast! Just yesterday, I found myself reflecting on how meaningful this holiday season has been for... more
  • Thursday, December 15, 2011
    By Alanna Sobel on 12/15/2011 There are so many great ways to visit, share and support America's iconic, national treasures during the holiday season. Here are a handful of our suggestions: Give The... more
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    By Alanna Sobel on 11/30/2011 The 89thNational Christmas Tree Lighting is almost here! Yes, I'm talking about the incredible, one-of-a-kind, can't-miss, national event in President's Park in our... more
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    For more than 50 years, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have been tracking Santa's holiday travels around the globe. Throughout the month of December, children and... more
  • Friday, November 11, 2011
    By Lanie Lamb on 11/11/2011 Last Spring, I was sitting outside after work with some colleagues enjoying the beautiful weather when I received a call from my little brother, Kevin. He was calling to... more
  • Thursday, October 27, 2011
    By Alanna Sobel on 10/27/2011 Following the success of last week's Electronic Field Trip (EFT) to Arizona's Saguaro National Park, we are excited to announce the launch of another innovative program... more
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Drop everything you're doing and mark your calendars because just this morning we announced with our friends at the National Park Service that the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony... more
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    By Alanna Sobel on 10/12/2011 Are you a teacher? Know a teacher? Or just LOVE our national parks? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you have to check out National Park Foundation's... more
  • Friday, October 07, 2011
    By Alanna Sobel on 10/07/2011 Now that Autumn is in full swing, it's time to check out colorful fall foliage! Lucky for you, the National Park Foundation just announced the 2011 "Great National Parks... more
  • Monday, October 03, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Just the other week NPF partnered with the National Park Service and Nickelodeon to host the Worldwide Day of Play on the Ellipse in President's Park in Washington, D.C. and it made me think about... more

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