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Canoeing on Cedar Creek
Congaree National Park houses a museum quality exhibit area within the Harry Hampton Visitor Center, a 2.4 mile boardwalk loop trail, over 20 miles of backwoods hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more.
Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall
The much-anticipated fall color season usually arrives here in the middle two weeks of October, sometimes lingering well into November, depending on the weather. Before the fall color arrives, however, roadsides and meadows come alive with black eyed Susan, butterfly weed, milkweed, coreopsis, and Queen Anne's lace.
Recent National Park Service News
National Park Service Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and we take this “special time to promote and encourage a better understanding and appreciation by the general public for Americans with disabilities by highlighting their contributions and achievements.” “America’s People, America’s Talent…America’s Strength!” is the theme. Join in the observances by participating in programs that are taking place in your areas. Full Story | More News
Vicksburg National Military Park Prepares for the Centennial Partnership Celebration
(Vicksburg, MS) “A National Park Service Centennial Partnership Celebration will be held Thursday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at Vicksburg National Military Park Visitor Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The first group of historic markers to replace those removed in 1942 as part of the scrap metal drive to support America’s efforts in World War II will be unveiled as part of the celebration.” Full Story | More News
Natchez Trace Parkway Is an Inviting and Picturesque Greenway
(Tupelo, MS) Visitors can enjoy Natchez Trace Parkway through a variety of activities and special events. Camping, biking, and Ranger led programs are among the most popular activities; but, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing are also available. Plan to visit and relax while you explore the wonders of Natchez Trace. Full Story | More News
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