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.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    By:
    Midy Aponte, Executive Director of the American Latino Heritage Fund
    While I encourage everyone to celebrate the diversity of our country every single day, I am excited to join the collective efforts of people across the United States in... more
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    Today the nation pauses to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. For the National Park System, the focus turns to Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. The... more
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Have you ever read the powerful words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech? They are poignant, honest, strong and inspiring. This week we commemorate 50 years... more
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    It’s been another incredible year of preserving and protecting America’s treasured places! From battlefields and historic sites, to lakeshores and seashores, to scenic trails and... more
  • 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
    By:
    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
    By:
    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
    By:
    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
    By:
    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

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