America's Great Outdoors
Happy first day of fall! This is the perfect time to visit many of America’s amazing public lands and see fall colors. For a list of fall color travel ideas, click here.Photo from Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Charles Wickham.

Happy first day of fall! This is the perfect time to visit many of America’s amazing public lands and see fall colors. For a list of fall color travel ideas, click here.

Photo from Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Charles Wickham.

The fall colors are at their peak on the upper part of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park. September is a great time to visit!Photo: National Park Service

The fall colors are at their peak on the upper part of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park. September is a great time to visit!

Photo: National Park Service

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.Photo of Brandywine Falls by Amjad Zwaid

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Photo of Brandywine Falls by Amjad Zwaid

The Milky Way over Arches National Park.Photo: National Park Service

The Milky Way over Arches National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Fall is a wonderful time to experience the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. Explore a dynamic wilderness dotted with hot springs, ancient lava flows, and the largest maar lakes in the world. Ramble across tundra seeking muskox, caribou, and signs of ice age life. The Bering Land Bridge provided a pathway for plants, animals, and people to cross from old world to new. Today local residents use this land just as their ancestors have for generations.Photo: National Park Service

Fall is a wonderful time to experience the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. Explore a dynamic wilderness dotted with hot springs, ancient lava flows, and the largest maar lakes in the world. Ramble across tundra seeking muskox, caribou, and signs of ice age life. The Bering Land Bridge provided a pathway for plants, animals, and people to cross from old world to new. Today local residents use this land just as their ancestors have for generations.

Photo: National Park Service

Uncle Tom’s Trail in Yellowstone National Park: a great place to catch your breath.Photo: National Park Service

Uncle Tom’s Trail in Yellowstone National Park: a great place to catch your breath.

Photo: National Park Service

Photo from the west side of May Lake in Yosemite National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Photo from the west side of May Lake in Yosemite National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Happy 50th anniversary to the Wilderness Act! President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act in 1964 is perhaps most important single event in American conservation history. Since its signing, Congress has designated more than 106 million acres of federal public lands as wilderness.Last week we asked you to pick your favorite wilderness photo and here is the winner. This photo was taken from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center within Yosemite National Park by Sean Goebel. 

Happy 50th anniversary to the Wilderness Act! President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act in 1964 is perhaps most important single event in American conservation history. Since its signing, Congress has designated more than 106 million acres of federal public lands as wilderness.

Last week we asked you to pick your favorite wilderness photo and here is the winner. This photo was taken from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center within Yosemite National Park by Sean Goebel. 

Happy Labor Day everyone! We hope you get a chance to visit America’s public lands on this holiday weekend.Photo from Isle Royale National Park by Adam Jewell.

Happy Labor Day everyone! We hope you get a chance to visit America’s public lands on this holiday weekend.

Photo from Isle Royale National Park by Adam Jewell.

Amazing sunset over Glacier National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Amazing sunset over Glacier National Park.

Photo: National Park Service