Acadia National Park
Visit 13 of America’s best-loved national parks on this cross-country national-park train loop
Acadia National Park in Maine boasts 150 miles of trails on its official maps, but that’s only a part of what once existed. Matthew Sherrill tagged along with a couple of local history obsessives to explore some of the dozens of unmarked paths that lead to what were once major attractions—places some want to stay a secret.
Key beta on snagging a ticket to your favorite park this year
The colder months are the perfect time to visit national parks, with fewer crowds and endless adventure. Stay at one of these dreamy base camps.
The popular Maine national park will begin testing a reservation system for driving on certain roads in fall 2020 to help alleviate congestion
Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead
We're big fans of all the films from the folks at More Than Just Parks, a filmmaking duo in the process of creating videos on all 59 of the U.S.'s National Parks. For their latest effort, the crew spent 15 days shooting more than 15,000 photos and videos…
Get a jump on the crowds. Explore our favorite hidden corners, empty spaces, and wild places in ten iconic National Parks
If you could put together a list of five must-do national park experiences in the United States, what would they be? ScottGambier, OH
A couple of friends and I want to take a spring break trip sea kayaking. Although we own play boats, we would need to rent sea kayaks. We are college students, so we need to keep the cost at about $1,200 or so for the whole week. We would prefer the East Coast, but if costs and/or weather make this difficult, we would try some West Coast flavor, too. What do you suggest? Lucas Benton, AR
There’s more than one way to take in the adventure and splendor of America’s national parks. So we’re serving up a prize package of SECRET TRIPS—locals’ no-tell favorites, from Acadia to Yellowstone to wildest Alaska—along with a roundup of DREAM TOWNS nearby, the places to eat, drink, and dance after…
32 YEARS AGO this summer, my pal, the crime novelist Jim Crumley, his overeducated farmer friend from Arkansas, Harold McDuffy, and yours truly hiked six miles to Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. For someone who had spent most of his life in the desert country of southeastern Oregon, this…