Trail Talk 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, August 09, 2013
    Our friends at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations are committed to recycling, composting & reducing trash in America’s national parks! We are very thankful for their efforts and... more
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Tara Taft
    How do you make history come alive for a teen? I pondered that question one spring as my family planned a trip to Gettysburg National Military Park. Here’s what worked for us,... more
  • Monday, July 08, 2013
    Robin Garrison
    Have you noticed that more and more groups of travelers to America’s national parks include not only parents and children, but that grandparents are often included to join in the... more
  • Friday, June 21, 2013
    John D. Giorgis, President of National Park Travelers Club
    Do you enjoy visiting America's National Parks? Have you ever thought about visiting all of them? Not just the big ones mind you, but all of the areas administered by the... more
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    Did you watch the season finale of Discovery Channel’s “North America” this past Sunday? (If you missed it, you can still watch it as it’ll be rebroadcast on Sunday, June 23 at... more
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013
    “How well do you know the continent you call home?” In a seven-part series that premiered on Sunday, May 19 Discovery asks viewers just that. In its NORTH AMERICA series,... more
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013
    Starting this month, park lovers can learn more about America’s most popular monuments on Travel Channel’s new original series “Monumental Mysteries.”  Every Thursday at 9/8C,... more
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    We often hear from National Park Foundation supporters who are leading individual efforts to support our important mission.  Recently, we were excited to hear from Melissa Antone... more
  • Friday, April 05, 2013
    Dave Hubbard
    In the still-early days of the National Park Service right after World War II, those aspiring to have a “Permanent/Non-Seasonal” position within the NPS had to be creative... more
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Angela Hearn
    As a National Park Foundation (NPF) team member for eight years, I’ve been fortunate to visit many of our national parks.  And while each park is special and spectacular in its... more