October: In Case You Missed It

October 31, 2014Rocío LowerNPF Blog

How did October fly by so fast?! Maybe we all spent so much time enjoying the fall foliage and carving our pumpkins that we forgot to keep track of how quickly the end of the month was sprinting toward us! Not to worry though, we have you covered on all the tidbits of national park news that may have whizzed by you.

Trail Talkin’ on the Blog

Halloween shenanigans are lurking just around the corner! Looking for a way to enjoy some spine-chilling time in your national parks this weekend? Check out the 15 featured events being held across the country here.

Hot Off the Press

This month, we announced the date for the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting (spoiler alert: it’s on December 4!). The lottery window closed on October 20, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow along with the holiday festivities! Visit www.thenationaltree.org to get the details and follow @TheNationalTree on Twitter.

Need a Travel Idea?

If you’re planning a cross-country road trip, you’ve got to plan a stop at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. You’ll transport yourself back in time to a place that inspired a generation of American settlers to put down roots and begin a new life. Get the scoop on this unique historic landscape here.

Or, if you’re into a more devilish kind of adventure, you should check out the geological wonder that is Devils Tower National Monument. It’s a climber’s (and prairie dog lover’s) absolute dream!

Gettin’ Social with It

News of a 1,300-year-old village in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park had archeology and history buffs buzzing about the unique and high concentrations of the dwelling structures! Check out the Facebook post here.

Twitter fans loved when the Military Times shared news about the 2015 fee-free days! Have you shared the tweet and marked your calendar yet?

Speaking of sharing national parks online, are you sharing your favorite moments and memories with us on Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google+ yet? We’d love to hear from you!

Here’s to an exciting November in our incredible national parks!

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