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NPS Offering Free Pass For Fourth Graders

The National Parks Service (NPS)  has instituted a free annual pass for fourth graders, which would otherwise cost a family $80 (unless the family includes a senior citizen or member of the military). According to the Gazette Xtra, the program is the latest in the...

Contingency Plan Discussed For Ala. Parks

Word may come by the end of the week about how Alabama’s state parks will move forward after facing another budget slashing by the state legislature. AL.com reported that officials have said that some, if not all, parks could be closed if the parks did not...

SW Virginia Sees Surge In Tourism Dollars

The Southwest Virginia region generated more than $971 million in travel expenditures in 2014 according to data announced at the 2015 Southwest Virginia Creative Economy Conference in Abingdon, Va., the Roanoke Star reported. The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s 2014...

Acadia National Park Supervisor Will Retire

In 2003, Sheridan Steele left Colorado to become the superintendent of Maine’s Acadia National Park. Now he’s getting ready to retire. “I had actually been here on my honeymoon many years ago,” said Steele. “So we knew we were coming back to a beautiful place...

RV Open House Gets Under Way In Elkhart

It was RVs for as far as the eye could see at the Elkhart County RV/MH Hall of Fame Tuesday (Sept. 22) morning for the kickoff of the 2015 RV Open House Show. As reported by the Goshen News, thousands of RV manufacturers and dealers converging on the Elkhart, Ind.,...

Ohio Jellystone Park Offering Fall Activities

Parents looking for non-scary, fall festival-type of activities to do with their children in late September and October can find them at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Akron, Ohio. According to a press release, the Uniontown campground, which has 68 campsites and...

Firm Launches Portable Wind Turbine Line

Plugging into renewable energy is a challenge for many of us. Despite the rapidly falling cost of solar panels, there are many green-minded folks who don’t own a roof to install them on. Wind energy is an option in lots of areas, but a similar problem exists if you...

Hershey Show Claims Record Gate At 52,191

Benefiting from cloudless skies and continued strength in the RV marketplace, America’s Largest RV Show eclipsed last year’s attendance record as the host Pennsylvania RV & Camping Association (PRVCA) reported that 52,191 people passed through the gates during...

Tin Can Tourists To Visit Mich. Campground

The Tin Can Tourists vintage trailer and motor coach club has chosen Camp Dearborn in Milford, Mich., for its annual 2015 Fall Gathering this weekend. Hometownlife.com reported that the historic club, once the domain of travelers in the early 1920s who drove Model T...

Pacific NW National Scenic Trail Is Planned

Long-distance trail hikers soon will have a new checkbox on their to-do list: The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, a 1,200-mile-long footpath stretching from the peaks of Glacier National Park and through North Cascades National Park to the Pacific Ocean...

Dealers Descend On Elkhart For Open House

A drive near the RV/MH Hall of Fame and C.R. 6 in Elkhart, Ind., may give a passer-by the impression that something big is about to happen. Thousands of recreational vehicles line the corridor and Hall of Fame grounds in anticipation of the upcoming RV Open House...

National Public Lands Day Set For Saturday

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn has extended an invitation to state park visitors to join her in a day of volunteer service to improve state parks by taking part in National Public Lands Day events across the...