Tag: National Park Service

Sixteen National Parks We Missed During the Government Shutdown

#1: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana. I drove down here one weekend morning (only took about an hour from the far northside) mainly because it was the closest National Park to me and I couldn't believe it was that close to Gary. Well worth the visit, although the picturesque dunes and grasses in the same line of sight as the huge energy plants and steel companies was an interesting study in contrast.
There were a lot of unfortunate things about the government shutdown that ended late Wednesday night. A lot of people were furloughed, people had difficulty accessing some government services, and we had to listen to people play the blame game daily on the news. There were many innocent bystanders in this drive-by government nonsense, including... Read more »

Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland: A Hidden Gem of the National Park Service

Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland: A Hidden Gem of the National Park Service
Ever heard of Catoctin Mountain Park? If you’re not from the surrounding parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia then the answer is probably no. Tucked away in the eastern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, this lesser known park is also often over shadowed by its famous neighbor about 30 minutes north, Gettysburg. I grew... Read more »