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, April 12, 2011
    By Dan Puskar on 04/12/2011 “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... more
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 03/30/2011 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,... more
  • Thursday, March 10, 2011
    By Trevor Martin on 03/10/2011 As soon as you step onto the ferry to Governors Island in New York, you are immediately enveloped by scenic vistas and American history. From the outset of the trip out... more
  • Thursday, March 03, 2011
    By Matt Ferris on 03/03/2011 Working with the National Park Service staff at Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) on our latest Electronic Field Trip (EFT), Sea Change, was an extremely... more
  • Monday, February 21, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 02/21/2011 This February 21st, marks the day Americans pause to remember the men who have led our nation throughout times of war and peace. Among the 394 units making up America’s... more
  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 02/17/2011 This February, in honor of Black History Month, join with the National Park Foundation as it celebrates and supports the wealth of African American history to be found... more
  • Friday, January 28, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 01/28/2011 After receiving more than 9,000 entries in the 2010 Share the Experience photo contest, the National Park Foundation has posted the 100 finalist images at www.... more
  • Friday, January 07, 2011
    By Trevor Martin on 01/07/2011 With one click you can help the National Park Foundation raise up to $600,000 from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation! From January 9th through January... more
  • Monday, January 03, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 01/03/2011 The National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Parks, encourages you to make a new year’s resolution you can feel great about by... more