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 [email protected].

  • Friday, June 24, 2016
    Brian Q. Clay
    On June 24, 2016, New York City’s Stonewall National Monument was designated as the 412th unit of the National Park System. The site of the 1969 riots and recognized birthplace... more
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    When it comes to patriotic vacations, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to visit than Philadelphia. Sure, other places across the country are home to nationally-... more
  • Monday, June 20, 2016
    Alexander Terango
    The headlands of Point Reyes National Seashore tower above the Pacific Ocean waves giving visitors a commanding view of Bodega Bay to the North, San Francisco to the South, and... more
  • Friday, June 17, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    Our national parks offer numerous outdoor activities that are both fun and good for your health! The Active Trails program, supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation, promotes... more
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    Every summer, national parks along the coast are home to a near-miraculous event that often goes unseen. When baby sea turtles emerge from the sand and make their first journey... more
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Hollis Bowe
    When you think national parks, you also think of pristine lakes, great plains, and jagged mountain ranges. But the National Park System is home to historic sites and structures... more
  • Friday, June 10, 2016
      How many among us were first introduced to the beauty of national parks by our fathers? Fishing and camping trips loom large in childhood memories, and this upcoming Father's... more
  • Thursday, June 09, 2016
    For 100 years, the National Park Service has worked to protect and preserve the natural, cultural, and historical treasures that we all love – America’s national parks. What you... more
  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    Continuing the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary celebration, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are excited to bring the Park Exchange event series... more
  • Monday, June 06, 2016
    When Bill Sorrell joined the Air Force, he said goodbye to his hometown in eastern Tennessee and went off to see the world. He couldn't have imagined that 33 years later he would... more