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  • Winter Fitness Hikes from Healthy Adams County
    Healthy Adams County’s second installment for Winter Fitness Hikes
    Despite the snowy grounds and frigid conditions, many people are preparing for a nice winter hike outside tomorrow. The season is no reason for you to not stay fit, active, and in shape. Thankfully, the folks at Healthy Adams County have been...
  • Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park's panther
    See Yuma the panther at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
    Yuma the panther's tale of survival depends on sheer luck. While Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) biologists were trying to locate a female Florida panther in the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Florida on a cold January...
  • Ozark Getaway  to Giant City State Park
    Ozark Getaway to Giant City State Park
    Ozarks family getaway to Giant City State ParkGiant City Lodge was built in the 1930s. This historic site draws people from miles away for scenic picnics in the park and Sunday fried chicken at the lodge.Check into Giant City Lodge for a true...
  • See Willie Nelson in concert at Silver Springs State Park
    See Willie Nelson in concert at Silver Springs State Park
    Country music will blend with the night sounds at Silver Springs State Park when Willie Nelson kicks off his 2014 U.S. tour at the Twin Oaks Amphitheater on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Sasha Dobson will open the show at 6:45 p.m. and Willie Nelson...
  • First Day Hikes
    First Day Hikes at local state parks
    Start the New Year with a family hike at a local First Day Hike event. America's State Parks are hosting First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, 2014. Hikes will take place all across the country in an effort to promote State Parks and to help...
  • Chief Yahalochee Glass bottom Boat
    Silver Springs from Nature’s Theme Park to Florida State Park
    Sliver Springs for the past 129 years was one of Florida’s oldest attractions. Known for its crystal waters and world famous glass bottom boats. Even Hollywood took notice of this beautiful wild landscape as well.Films such as The Creature...
  • File photo of  Big Bend Ranch State Park
    Couple kicked out of national park almost Die
    A couple from Arkansas was forced from their camping spot in Big Bend National Park by a park ranger. They were told there was a state park nearby and he gave them what turned out to be a very poor map of the park and the couple got lost and...
  • Boy finds diamond on vacation.
    Boy finds diamond: Mother Earth gives up a 5.16 carat diamond to kid on vacation
    When aboy finds a diamond at the Arkansas Crater of Diamonds State Park,it tends to remindfolks that the park has diamond in its name for avery good reason. A 12-year-old boy was on vacation with his family when he found this 5.16 carat diamond...
  • In 1849 statue
    Day trip to Marshall Gold Discovery state historic park in California
    Gold and history go hand in hand when you talk about California. For those who want to learn more about the California gold rush in 1849, now is always a good time to learn about the beginnings of California and the discovery of gold.The best...
  • Edisto Island State Park, SC
    Head east for summer fun - Edisto Island, South Carolina
    Craving a summer vacation by the shore, but not really into beaches lined with condominiums as far at the eye can see? Then you might want to follow a different course from most Atlanta vacationers and choose not to head south this year.Instead,...
  • Florida off the beaten path part I: Manatee Springs
    Florida off the beaten path part 1: Manatee Springs
    Although plenty of tourists are content to visit Florida without ever setting foot off Disney property, Florida's state parks offer a perfect complement--or perhaps antidote--to the Disney experience. A day trip to a state park offers tourists...
  • State of Georgia battles atheist over Bibles in state parks
    State of Georgia battles atheist over Bibles at state parks
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has ordered the return of Bibles to state parks after an atheist's complaint forced their removal. According to a report by Reuters, the atheist complained to state officials after he found Gideon Bibles in the...
  • cedar glade at Cedars of Lebanon State Park
    Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Festival May 3 & 4
    Cedars of Lebanon State Park is hosting the 37th annual Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Festival this weekend. A favorite event in middle Tennessee, this free festival is co- sponsored with the Center for Cedar Glade Studies Program at Middle...
  • Empty campsite at Montgomery Bell State Park
    Campsite reservations now available for Tennessee State Parks
    Gone are the days of packing for a camping trip at a Tennessee State Park and hoping that you get there early enough to find an empty campsite. After a long standing policy of first-come-first-serve at state park campgrounds, the Tennessee State...
  • Iconic Florida tourist attraction to become a state park
    Iconic Florida tourist attraction to become a state park
    Silver Springs, the iconic elder of Central Florida's tourism landscape located in Ocala, will be transformed into the state’s newest state park.According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Cabinet approved the termination of the...