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].

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Alanna Sobel
    The truth is that there are many more than three reasons, but these will give you a glimpse into why the National Park Foundation’s 2015 Find Your Park Expedition is such an... more
  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    Outdoor travel writer Amy Whitley has great ideas for getting kids excited about parks as she and her husband have been taking their family on road trips for years. From admiring... more
  • Friday, July 17, 2015
    Mark DeSantis
    It’s not uncommon for a trip to one of our country’s national parks to make a life-changing impact on a visitor. The sweeping vistas, rich cultural connections, and deeply rooted... more
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
    Blair Guild
    The National Park Service’s newest addition is Waco Mammoth National Monument! President Obama welcomed this paleontological site in Texas as a National Park Service designation... more
  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015
    Stefanie Mathew
    In June, the National Park Foundation was proud to partner with the National Park Service to honor an incredible group of national park supporters. Each year, nearly 250,000... more
  • Monday, July 06, 2015
    Michael Liang
    What’s more American than blueberry pie? Apparently, pie made with rendered bear fat. Over the past few years, I’ve started a collection of national park-inspired recipes. This... more
  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    As I queued for the ferry, I couldn’t believe I was finally about to meet one of the most famous women in America. Her face, instantly recognizable, glowed in New York’s... more
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Blair Guild
    June is one of the most exciting months of the year. The weather warms up, the kids get out of school, and, of course, summer starts! With all the excitement, it can be hard to... more
  • Friday, June 26, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Summer finally arrived, bringing with it soaring temperatures and a stifling grip on the forecast. But it also means the kids are out of school, vacation requests are being put... more
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    When you explore national parks, you get the opportunity to explore something about yourself. Photographer Andy Porter discovered his passion for photography when he started... more