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].

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Did you hear the news? It was just announced yesterday! Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will be performing at the dedication ceremony of the Flight 93 National Memorial in... more
  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Have you visited Rock Creek Park? It’s the largest urban park in the National Park system and is truly a gem in our nation’s capital with more than 1,700 acres of hardwood forest, meadows, and... more
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    By:
    Lanie Lamb
    Last month, three National Park Foundation staffers set up shop in Central Park for the 7th annual Adventures NYC. This free event gave people the opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors and participate... more
  • Thursday, July 07, 2011
    By:
    Kelly M. Smith
    In just a few days in Yosemite National Park this spring, I discovered a little about an iconic America landscape and even more about myself. Backpacking does that for me. While it couldn't be more... more
  • Friday, July 01, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Monday is Independence Day and we're all headed to one of our nation's nearly 400 national parks to celebrate! How about you? Where are you headed? If you haven't yet decided where you're going,... more
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    By:
    Katherine Chesson
    Though the hype surrounding this year's First Bloom Garden Design Contest may not have been up to par with the American Idol finale, these winners were just as excited. Ask any of the winning... more
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
    By:
    Marjorie Hall
    On April 5, 2011, I gave birth to my first child, a son my husband and I named Jamie. I was surprised at how quickly my perspective on most everything changed. My priorities instantly shifted to... more
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    It's day four of National Park Week! Have you taken advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy our nation's national parks and historic sites for FREE? If not, what are you waiting for? Get out... more
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    By:
    Dan Puskar
    “If you will state the time at which you will evacuate Fort Sumter we will abstain from opening fire upon you.” That message was sent by Brigadier General G. T. Beauregard of the Confederate States... more
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    By:
    Marjorie Hall
    The National Park Foundation is once again teaming up with the National Park Service to kick off National Park Week 2011 April 16th – 24th. Celebrating “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” national parks... more

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