The Guy Fleming Trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve

The Guy Fleming Trail at Torrey Pines State Reserve
... and gray whales (in season). Guy Fleming guided thousands of people around this path.  In 1932 he was appointed District Superintendent for all the state parks in Southern California.   A local park ranger who retired in 1948 keep busy after retirement organizing the Torrey Pines Association. Parking fee for any car entering Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.  $10 (everyday); $9 (62+); $5 (disabled with qualified Dept Parks Recreation Pass) Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between...
July 28th, 2010 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, hiking trails, state parks

Winter Weekend Adventure at Pokagon State Park

Winter Weekend Adventure at Pokagon State Park
... before we left we had a list of friends we couldn’t wait to bring along next year. Photo Selections: IN.gov Tags: family travel, Indiana, state parks, top-feature, winter activities, winter recreation, winter travel ...
January 10th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: family travel, Indiana, state parks, top-feature, winter activities, winter recreation, winter travel

Free admission to museums, historic sites and state parks on Saturday, Sept. 26

... telling the story of the foot soldier through out our history. There is no admission charge year round. Rather be outdoors? Georgia’s state parks will NOT charge the normal $5 parking fee on Saturday. Historic sites will open their doors for free, and even anglers will not need a fishing license. September 26 is also National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at many events and locations.You own these parks – use them! We have a tremendous...
September 23rd, 2009 | Linda Erbele | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Events, free-admission, georgia museum, museums, state parks

Arizona State Parks – Tonto Natural Bridge a Must-See

... Arizona, Attractions, Beeline Highway, Family Friendly, hiking, Must-See Sights, Payson, picnic, Scenic & Short Trips, State Park, state parks, Tonto Natural Bridge, waterfall ...
August 27th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Arizona, Attractions, Beeline Highway, Family Friendly, hiking, Must-See Sights, Payson, picnic, Scenic & Short Trips, State Park, state parks, Tonto Natural Bridge, waterfall

Community pulls together for Gold Museum

... include a set of Southern Living blue prints (estimated value $2000) plus local lodging and dinners. Tags: Attractions, gold mint, historic sites, state parks ...
August 6th, 2009 | Linda Erbele | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, gold mint, historic sites, state parks

100 Days of Summer: Spending Time at Georgia State Parks

... a great excuse to spend time with friends and family, and in nature as well,” comments Hatcher. Not only that but for families (or anyone), state parks are great places for accidental learning. “At many of the sites, the staff host programs that brings history to life. They make stories more interesting, fun and relative.” Don’t forget about the outdoor recreation opportunities, either. According to Hatcher, the state parks offer a variety of ways to stay fit while having fun. Whether...
July 1st, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco friendly travel, Get Outdoors, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Georgia

Out of Vegas: Trekking Iowa

... State resource management agencies realized the rare natural ecosystem in the early part of the last century and Iowa was a leader in establishing state parks and resource areas.  The state developed a plan for an extensive trail system that would link communities and ecosystems throughout the state, but after WWII, priorities mysteriously changed and the planned trails were dropped.  Iowa now has almost no native prairies and no mature woodlands, according to Department of Natural Resource experts. But...
June 10th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Iowa, Scenic & Short Trips, state parks, Tours, trails, wildflowers

State parks win National award – and offer photo contest

Do you remember last year when California’s governor started talking about closing state parks? Things are not quite that bad here in Georgia, but the state budget problems are going to have an effect on our parks and you will see changes. Meanwhile, Georgia’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHS) has won a “National Award of Excellence” from the National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP.) In addition, PRHS is a finalist, along with Michigan, Pennsylvania...
May 16th, 2009 | Linda Erbele | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, state parks

Tales from the Road: Exploring Two Very Different State Parks

... time to explore the outdoors. I had two places on my agenda that were must-sees: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Eden Gardens State Park. Both state parks are as different as they can be, but they both represent the nature beauty of the area. Located on scenic Highway 30-A, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is perhaps best known for having the most intact coastal ecosystem in the state. Here you find coastal dune lakes, marshes and yes, over three miles of those famous beaches that the area...
April 28th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco friendly travel, eco-tourism, Florida Panhandle, outdoors, road trip, state parks, Things to See in Florida, Travelogues, vacation, Weekend Trip

Tales from the Road: Returning Back to Nature at the Beach

... of the beaches here. However, don’t limit yourself when can further extend that visual/experience/feeling by visiting either one of the nearby state parks.     photo credit: personal photos Tags: eco friendly travel, eco-tourism, Florida Panhandle, road trip, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Florida, Travelogues, vacation ...
April 22nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco friendly travel, eco-tourism, Florida Panhandle, road trip, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Florida, Travelogues, vacation

Get Outdoors…Georgia’s State Parks System’s Park Paddling Club

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s a perfect time to explore Georgia’s water trails on canoe. And the Georgia state parks System have added some fun incentive encouraging you just to do that. The Park System has recently created the Park Paddlers Club that includes six state parks for a combined 22 miles. You can practice on the less-than- a- mile run at Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen, relax among nature as you paddle at the George L. Smith State Park (near...
March 10th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: eco-tourism, Get Outdoors, outdoors, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Georgia

Beating the Winter Blahs in the South

... in the Beaches of South Walton. This is the time of the spot eagles in the South. There are a number of programs and tours offered through Arkansas state parks, Oklahoma state parks and Kentucky state parks. In Texas, there’s the Eagle Quest 2009 on January 24-25 in Gordonville and Eagle Fest in Emory in early February. Lake Guntersville State Park in Alabama is hosting Eagle Awareness Weekends throughout January. Reelfoot Lake State park in Tiptonville, Tenn., presents the Bald Eagle and...
January 5th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Festivals, Fairs, and Events, Get Outdoors, Snow Skiing, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Alabama, Things to See in Arkansas, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in Georgia, Things to See in Kentucky, Things to See in Mississippi, Things to See in Missouri, Things to See in North Carolina, Things to See in Oklahoma, Things to See in Tennessee, Things to See in Texas, Things to See in Virginia, Things to See in West Virginia, Tours, wild life

Tales from the Road: Discovering Grayton Beach State Park

... camper to enjoy the full-facility campground. photo credits: personal collection Tags: Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast, outdoors, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Florida, Travelogues ...
December 1st, 2008 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast, outdoors, Southern-Byways, state parks, Things to See in Florida, Travelogues

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