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National Parks

How Yellowstone’s Historic Flooding Will Impact Summer Visitors

The latest on which areas are closed, when they are expected to reopen, and where to reroute your trip.

The Best State and National Parks in Michigan

Dark Sky Preserves, scalable sand dunes, and other thrills await in the Great Lakes State.

Meet the Retirees Who Serve as Volunteer Guides on Amtrak Trains

After a two-year pause because of COVID, Trails & Rails volunteers are back onboard Amtrak trains to talk about the history, geology, and national parks out the window.

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Getting Outdoors This Summer

Writer Cory Lee shares what to pack, where to go, and the communities worth tapping into.

Rick Steves on Why Northern Washington Is as Alluring as Europe

He calls Whatcom County “a playground for those who love the outdoors.” 

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest Was Long Neglected—Now, It’s a Lush Destination for Eco Tourism

A longtime victim of deforestation, the forest is now home to more species per square meter than the Amazon.