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The Zane Grey Museum at @upperdelawarenps which spans #Pennsylvania and #NewYork . The park is also home to Robeling's Delaware Aqueduct, and remnants of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. Zane Grey (1872-1939) is regarded as the "Father of the Western Novel" and began his writing career relating stories of fishing along the Upper Delaware River in Lackawaxen, PA. His restored home from 1914-1918 is preserved as a museum by the @NationalParkService. #pa #pahistory #historygirl #SpreadTheHistory #nationalpark #nps #nps102 #nationalparkservice #goparks #nationalparkgeek #architecture #archi_ologie #upperdelawareriver #goparks #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #FindYourPark #zanegrey #zanegreymuseum #author #westernnovels #lackawaxen #smallparksaturday
Our tradition of collecting ornaments at each place we travel to started a few years ago and this year we added a lot of new memories to our tree. We’ve got 38 @nationalparkservice ornaments this year, and a few are missing (mostly parks that didn’t have ornaments in their shops). I love reminiscing about our travels at the end of the year, it always makes me excited to keep traveling! #christmastree #ornaments #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #collection #travel #adventure #merrychristmas #smallparksaturday #npsholiday @goparks @nationalparkgeek @usinterior @wnpa_1938
Let’s spend the winter like the colonial soldiers did @valleyforgepark this #smallparksaturday Ok, maybe not. •••••• Thanks to our friends @notsojrrangers for sharing the adventure. —/— “Naked and starving as they are we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.” -George Washington at Valley Forge, February 1778 #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #valleyforgenationalhistoricalpark #nationalparkgeek #juniorranger
This week’s #SmallParkSaturday features Lowell National Historical Park. You know...the one that got us into this global climate change mess by industrializing the workforce? Sorry! Kidding. Not kidding. Oy!⠀ ⠀ It was clean energy when it first got going, powered by water. This statue honors the men who built Lowell’s ubiquitous canals that allowed water to move through the city and power those water wheels.⠀ ⠀ #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkservice #national_park_photography #usparksandmonuments #protectingparks #rangeroutdoors #nationalparksusa #MyNationalParks #lowell #lowellnationalhistoricalpark #lowellnps #industrialrevolution #climatechange #mill #canal #massachusetts #statue #artinpublicplaces
Believe the best. Dressed by : Mara Boutique See you all at Destiny Hotel on the 31-12-2018 in Ongwediva for Mara boutique Exhibition . @made_in_namibia #ondangwaairport #oshakati #ongwediva #vamboland #nam #namflava #n #swakopmund #sunvalleypark #smallpark #smallparksaturday #smallparklounge #namibia #nambeauty #russianmodel #sweden #russia #bostwana #onaenacalendar #bennies #worldwidemodel
The farm at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Elverson, #Pennsylvania . Hopewell Furnace was founded in 1771 by ironmaster Mark Bird. The site's most prosperous time was during the 1820 - 1840 period with a brief boom in production during the American Civil War. Changes in ironmaking in the mid-nineteenth century made smaller furnaces like this one obsolete. The site discontinued operations on June 15, 1883. Hopewell Furnace was established as a unit of the @NationalParkService on August 3, 1938. Today there are 14 restored structures in the historic area and the site encompasses 848 acres. #pa #pahistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #history #archi_ologie #architecture #FindYourPark #nps #nps102 #jerseycollective #explorepa #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #goparks #americanhistory #nationalparkgeek #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #hopewellfurnace #elversonpa #elverson #farm #smallparksaturday
Step back in time to the Cold War at Minuteman Missile NHP this #smallparksaturday in @southdakota ••••• Thanks to Dan @voyageofdan for the voyage. ——-- Between Wall, SD and the Badlands NP entrance, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site chronicles the history of our nation's intercontinental missile defense system. We took a tour of the decommissioned Delta-01 Launch Control Facility, including the blast-proof underground control bunker. #optoutside #findyourpark #beanoutsider #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricsite #emilyndanhittheroad ——— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #southdakota #minutemanmissilenationalhistoricsite #hifromsd
#smallparksaturday on a VERY clear San Diego morning. Besides great views of downtown and the Navy Yard, San Grogonio Mtns can be seen in the distance. #cabrillonps #cabrillonationalmonument #clearview #blueskies #sandiego #parkstamps #wnpa1938 #getoutside #nps
Going back to 1998 at Canyon de Chelly National Monument for #SmallParkSaturday . We rode out to Spider Rock on horseback with a Navajo woman as our guide. Alice the dog walked the entire way out and back. These horses do this pretty much every day, and so they knew the route. At one point our horses just started galloping and there was nothing we could do about it. They knew they were close to the end, and that there was a river to cross before we got to this view of Spider Rock. The horses ran directly into the river and stood splashing water up onto their hot bellies… and us. It is one of my all-time favorite memories in a national park sitting on that horse laughing out loud like a little kid.⠀ ⠀ #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkservice #national_park_photography #usparksandmonuments #protectingparks #rangeroutdoors #nationalparksusa #MyNationalParks #CanyondeChelly #CanyondeChellyNationalMonument #canyondeChellyNPS #spiderrock #navajo #horsebackriding
#smallparksaturday taking it back to August and balmy, warm Southern California (on this 30 degree December day) for Cabrillo National Monument which is located on the very tip of Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego. Great views of San Diego and numerous tide pools. #cabrillonationalmonument #sandiego #cabrillo #cabrillotidepools #tidepools #pacificocean #nationalmonument #nps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #goparks #usinterior #nationalparkgeek #radparks #california #californiaadventure #socal #westcoast
The NPS protects more than just Mountains and Prairies. They are essential in preserving some of@our most beautiful underwater treasures. ••••• Thanks to Shaun @shaunwolfephoto for protecting and preserving our underwater resources. ——- Some of my favorite work that I get to do is documenting and communicating science. As our country (and honestly most of the western world) becomes more polarized, science becomes a very intimidating term and most people lose track of what science even means. Scientists themselves start being portrayed as agenda-driven academics that sit by themselves in a castle. In reality, science looks like this. A curious person (aka scientist) has a question and they decide to go observe or experiment to start to answer their question. In this case it was @alexandra.gulick and her assistant @lapalma0424 wondering how hungry turtles snacking on sea grass can affect the ecosystem. Here they are taking a sediment core, or a big ol’ cylinder of sand, to see how the composition of the sediment can change these interactions. Not so intimidating is it? Shot on assignment for @owuss_ and @npssubmerged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #aquaticadigital #ikelite #nikon #conservation #nationalparks #underwater #fish #turtle #scuba #environment #optoutside #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #dive #radparks #findyourpark #scubasphere @ilcp_photographers @usinterior #nationalparkgeek #thenationalparkspass ——- #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #smallparksaturday
Today in #history : In this day, December 6, 1955, Edison Home National Historic Site in West Orange, #NewJersey was established. It was renamed Edison National Historic Site in 1962 and designated Thomas Edison National Historical Park (@thomasedisonnhp ) on March 30, 2009. The site features a portion of Thomas Edison's West Orange laboratory complex and residence, Glenmont, in nearby Llewellyn Park. The site is also home to a replica of the Black Maria, the world's first film production studio. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #history #archi_ologie #architecture #FindYourPark #nps #nps102 #jerseycollective #explorenj #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #goparks #americanhistory #nationalparkgeek #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #thomasedison #thomasedisonnhp #westorange #westorangenj #inventionfactory #smallparksaturday
Add some drama to your life by experiencing nature’s when you find a park. This #smallparksaturday comes from Valley Forge NHP in Pennsylvania. ••••• Thanks to Demetrio @escapedphilly for the wonderful drama. ——- About a year and a half at Valley Forge National Historical Park, the weather changed from clear blue skies to storms rushing in within 30 minutes of being there. The wind gusts were up to 45 MPH! It started to pour and the lightning began to light the sky. Running about a mile back from where I was to take cover in a historic log cabins on the trail. Getting drenched from the pouring rain, but luckily it broke for a few minutes to grab this shot. Then it poured again looking for cover near the now closed visitor center. Fun day though! Y'all have a great Wednesday! ☺️💙🙌😊🍂🍁 . . . . #nature #naturelovers #sunset #sunsets #pennsylvania #PA #beauty #beautiful #nationalpark #nationalparks #mountains #storm #skyshots #nationalparkcentennial #skylover #skylovers #hdr @valleyforgepark #valleyforgenationalpark #valleyforge @canonusa #mountain #ipulledoverforthis #teamcanon #findyourpark #cloudporn #america @usinterior @goparks @hoyafilterusa @tiffencompany @nationalparkgeek @nationalparkservice @ipulledoverforthis #blackandwhite #earthcanvas ——— #nationalparkgeek
Saturday means it’s time to explore and experience a #smallparksaturday Have an adventure at Wupatki National Monument in the Flagstaff AZ area. ••••• Thanks to John @john.explores for the wonderful inspiration. —-- ©️ Wukoki Pueblo Wupatki National Monument, AZ ——- #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #nationalpark #wnpa1938
Happy December! Today’s a great day to visit Fort Monroe and enjoy #smallparksaturday . Did you know the Casemate Museum, operated by our partners @thefortmonroe , serves as our visitor center? Pick up a Junior Ranger book or map and check out their great exhibits before exploring the fort. This shot of the Casemate Museum entrance was featured by @midatlanticdaytrips. . . #nps #findyourpark #findyourfort #nationalparkservice #fortmonroe #fortmonroenationalmonument #hamptonroads #coastalvirginia #visitvirginia #LoveVA #explore #ftmonroe
Happy #SmallParkSaturday y’all! This thousand-year-old high rise apartment building between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon was occupied by the Sinagua people for some 400 years. The name Sinagua (without water) comes from the fact that the Spanish were astonished that the nearby San Francisco Peaks area did not have flowing rivers.⠀ ⠀ #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkservice #national_park_photography #usparksandmonuments #protectingparks #rangeroutdoors #nationalparksusa #MyNationalParks #sinagua #montezumacastlenationalmonument #montezumacastlenps #arizona
We often forget about the amazing hidden parts of Arizona. This is one of them. Spider Rock is absolutely stunning.
You don’t think of a national park being small but Hot Springs NP is one #smallparksaturday that should be on your list during an Arkansas visit. ••••• Thanks to Krista @kristamuscarella for sharing the whirlwind trip. ——-- Another whirlwind of a weekend... This one brought me to Memphis, Tennessee around 12:30am on Saturday morning. I picked up my rental car (aka my home for the majority of the weekend) and started driving to Hot Springs, Arkansas. I drove the rest of the way a couple hours later to marvel at the history this area encompasses. Indeed an unlikely National Park as it is mostly urban, it preserves and protects the vast history and natural resources in the area. After a self-guided tour of the visitor center in the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, I decided to really experience history in a traditional bath at Buckstaff Bathhouse. It was quite an experience to say the least! I topped it all off with a drink and lunch at Superior Bathhouse, home of the only brewery within a National Park and with that, National Park #32 ✅ . . . #hotspringsarkansas #hotspringsnationalpark #hotsprings #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #52hikechallenge2018 ——— #nationalparkgeek
Another day of hiking in beautiful weather with great company. #smallparksaturday
Let’s take a #smallparksaturday visit to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Located in eastern Arizona, this park is rich in the culture and history of indigenous Americans. Make a plan and take in a small park. •••••• Thanks to Russ @russellscamera for sharing the magic. ——- This shot alone made 9 hours of driving around Arizona all day worth it. Visiting really made me want to be an archaeologist again in a park. ——- #nationalparkgeek #canyondechelly #wnpa1938 #findyourpark #nationalpark #arizona #smallparksaturday
Moved forward in time from the Revoluntinary War and hit a few Civil War battlefields on the way home from Williamsburg. This included Malvern Hill, Cold Harbor, and Manassas as pictured. It’s helpful to have my own personal, unofficial park ranger to explain these things to me 💣 #HistoryLives #FindYourPark #NPS #Nationalparkgeek #Manassas #radparks #usparksandmonuments #smallparksaturday #parkroamers
It’s starting to look like winter. Bundle up and go explore a #smallparksaturday like Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP in Vermont. Go find your small park. ••••• Many thanks to the good folks at @Regrann from @marshbillingsnps - It is already looking and feeling like mid-winter! #winteriscoming #marshbillingsrockefellernationalhistoricalpark #findyourpark #snow #vermont #woodstockvt ——- #natiobalparkgeek
The weather cleared up for a day exploring Historic Jamestowne, the location of the first permanent English settlement in America. It was a bright and sunny (though quite windy) day on the James River ☀️ #NPS #FindYourPark #nationalparkgeek #historicjamestowne #colonialhistoricpark #radparks #smallparksaturday #national_park_photography #usparksandmonuments #parkroamers
Alexander Hamilton viewing the Paterson Great Falls from Overlook Park in Paterson, #NewJersey . Paterson was established in 1792 as America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls. The site was chosen by Alexander Hamilton while he was Secretary of Treasury. Hamilton also assisted in the founding of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) to promote industrial development along the #PassaicRiver . The falls were designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. @patersongreatfalls National Historic Park was established November 7, 2011. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #paterson #patersonnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #patersongreatfalls #patersongreatfallsnhp #nationalhistoricalpark #waterfall #waterfallwednesday #alexanderhamilton
#Repost @thehistorygirlnj ・・・ Today we stopped at @patersongreatfalls in Paterson, #NewJersey to check out some of the recent Overlook Park renovations, which includes an amphitheater, picnic tables, benches, easier access to the other side of the park, new landscaping, a new stairwell to take you down to the lower level, and this new sign. Paterson was established in 1791 as America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls. The site was chosen by Alexander Hamilton while he was Secretary of Treasury. Hamilton also assisted in the founding of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) to promote industrial development along the #PassaicRiver . The falls were designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. The National Historic Park was established November 7, 2011. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #paterson #patersonnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #patersongreatfalls #patersongreatfallsnhp #nationalhistoricalpark #waterfall #waterfallwednesday #alexanderhamilton
Today we stopped at @patersongreatfalls in Paterson, #NewJersey to check out some of the recent Overlook Park renovations, which includes an amphitheater, picnic tables, benches, easier access to the other side of the park, new landscaping, a new stairwell to take you down to the lower level, and this new sign. Paterson was established in 1792 as America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls. The site was chosen by Alexander Hamilton while he was Secretary of Treasury. Hamilton also assisted in the founding of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) to promote industrial development along the #PassaicRiver . The falls were designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. The National Historic Park was established November 7, 2011. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #paterson #patersonnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #patersongreatfalls #patersongreatfallsnhp #nationalhistoricalpark #waterfall #waterfallwednesday #alexanderhamilton
Hiked the Sittons gulch trail as well as the falls trail and case and view trails. It was well spent! Love coming out here and seeing all of God’s creation! Happy Sunday to all! . . . . #exploregeorgia #hikegeorgia #georgiahikers #gastateparks #leafpeeping #wandernorthga #atlantatrails #iphone7plus #sunset #findyourpark #usinterior #smallparksaturday #nationalparkgeek
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot #hikewashington #hikeditlikedit #smallparksaturday #wtamagazine
Hidden in the Sierra Nevada is a beautiful #smallparksaturday called Devils Postpile National Monument. It is well worth the visit. ••••• Thanks to Nic @stoverphoto for the great adventure. ——- Sometimes when I find myself in nature or in a unique spot I am overcome with not only a sense of intrigue and connection but a weird sense of possessiveness. It is like what I am experiencing is something I want to keep to myself and that moment is something I can own. But that is not why I photograph or go to these places. So when I find myself “annoyed” by the other photographer that got up at 4am to be there, I have to laugh. I mean seriously. This person is obviously there for some variation of the same reason. And in my experience 99% of the time they turn out to be pretty cool. Except that one time. But that is another story. . . . . . . . #VisitCalifornia #california_igers #igerscalifornia #CaliforniaCaptures #todayscalifornia #earthofficial #adventurenthusiasts #bestnatureshot #ig_thisworld #depthsofearth #theadventurepost #outside_project #nicstover #nationalparkgeek #NationalParkLife #national_park_photography #FindYourPark #devilspostpilenationalpark #devilspostpile #rainbowfalls #westbysouthwest #swimages #PureSW #ig_northamerica ——- #nationalparkgeek
Enjoy a #smallparksaturday and a waterfall along the way at Picture Rocks National Seashore. ••••• Thanks to Aisha @ayousuf11 for the wonderful hike. ——- #Munising falls at #PicturedRocksNationalLakeshore , #Michigan . #Fall colors and a #waterfall 😍 Windy conditions made it a bit hard to do #LongExposure but still beautiful! #PureMichigan #NationalPark ——- #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #nationalpark #picturerocksnationallakeshore #picturerocks
Very nice! Thank you @thehistorygirlnj #Repost @thehistorygirlnj with @get_repost ・・・ Have you ever walked to the New Jersey Brigade campsite at @morristownnps ? It is a short hike from the main parking lot at the Cross Estate. When the #NewJersey troops arrived at Jockey Hollow in mid-December 1779, there was no suitable camp site available. Instead, the troops moved a few miles south of Jockey Hollow, encamping on a hillside near Ayer's iron forge. The soldiers built their log cabins and moved into them by Christmas Day. They camped here from December 1779 until April, when they moved into huts at Jockey Hollow that had been vacated by the Maryland Brigade. Today, nothing remains of their stay except for the remains of fireplace hearths (in the photo) and trash pits. The area, accessible from the NJ Brigade Trail, is marked by a few interpretive markers. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #morristownnps #morristownnhp #njbrigade #archaeology #ruins #hearth #nationalhistoricalpark
Bonafide history nerd @ryan923456 giving me the motivation to visit stuff that’s in my own back yard! Here is a beautiful shot of Valley Forge, the historic winter encampment for the Continental Army in 1777-1778. Growing up in PA, I have access to so many Revolutionary War sites as well as Civil War and close access to other really prominent historical places (DC, Richmond, Boston, NYC etc) . and I take it for granted how steeped in history this area is. Whereas Cali Boy Ryan has dreamed of seeing these places he has studied his whole life. I’ve always loved home, but I appreciate it more and more everyday. #NatureWithSara #FallColors #ScenicPA #ValleyForge #historylives #smallparksaturday #nps #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #radparks #usparksandmonuments
Have you ever walked to the New Jersey Brigade campsite at @morristownnps ? It is a short hike from the main parking lot at the Cross Estate. When the #NewJersey troops arrived at Jockey Hollow in mid-December 1779, there was no suitable camp site available. Instead, the troops moved a few miles south of Jockey Hollow, encamping on a hillside near Ayer's iron forge. The soldiers built their log cabins and moved into them by Christmas Day. They camped here from December 1779 until April, when they moved into huts at Jockey Hollow that had been vacated by the Maryland Brigade. Today, nothing remains of their stay except for the remains of fireplace hearths (in the photo) and trash pits. The area, accessible from the NJ Brigade Trail, is marked by a few interpretive markers. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #morristownnps #morristownnhp #njbrigade #archaeology #ruins #hearth #nationalhistoricalpark
Pro Tip: 😉 when visiting a smaller National Park Service Site, check their website for the dates and times they are open. Frederick Law Olmsted’s home was closed when we visited so we didn’t get to go inside but the grounds were open and they were worth it. We figured that considering he was a landscape architect we saw the most important parts. 🤷‍♂️ We have a new video up (link in bio) if you want to check out our first day in Boston which includes this home as well as Boston Commons, Cheers Bar, and JFK’s birthplace. #visittheusa #fredrecklawolmstead #nationalpark #smallparksaturday #fallfoliage #fallcolors #landscapearchitecture #boston #seeamerica #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #ustravel #americantravel #nationalparktips #americanhistory
Take me anywhere Welcome to our Instagram Page! For Direct Message Adventure Time photos Just send @nationalparkilove to be featured. Thank you very much. Don’t forget tag your Friend, Family… Who love Backpack Nation! #nationalpark #nationalparks #outdoorlife #campfirelife #campfire #hikingworld #hikingnation #vanlife #moutainiscalling #mountaincalling #savebear #outdoornation #hikemoreworryless #hiking #backpack #backpackworld #backpacknation #adventurenation #adventure #discoveryworld #iloveoutdoor #ilovehiking #usanationalpark Credit @nationalparkgeek We have been taking in the beauty of Cabrillo National Monument today. It’s a wonderful small park Saturday in San Diego. We took part of Jr. Ranger Day and have officially started National Park Week off right. Thank you @cabrillonps for a great visit today. #smallparksaturday #jrranger #cabrillonationalmonument #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkweek #findyourpark #nationalpark @cabrillonps
An awesome #smallparksaturday is one at Fort Davis National Historic Site in Western Texas. The story of westward expansion and the military are told with awesome exhibits and historic structures. You have so put this fine park on your list. ••••• Thanks to Jennifer @hikewithjennifer for sharing this great park. ——-- Even the smaller National Park sites have fantastic opportunities for getting outside, enjoying a trail or learning about the history of our amazing country #smallparksaturday #smallpark #fortdavisnationalhistoricsite #fortdavis #fortdavistx #visitfortdavis #nps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nationalparkservice #nationalparkgeek #radparks #texas #westtexas #texasmountaintrail #americanwest #roamingoklahomans ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Take me anywhere Welcome to our Instagram Page! For Direct Message Adventure Time photos Just send @nationalparkilove to be featured. Thank you very much. Don’t forget tag your Friend, Family… Who love Backpack Nation! #nationalpark #nationalparks #outdoorlife #campfirelife #campfire #hikingworld #hikingnation #vanlife #moutainiscalling #mountaincalling #savebear #outdoornation #hikemoreworryless #hiking #backpack #backpackworld #backpacknation #adventurenation #adventure #discoveryworld #iloveoutdoor #ilovehiking #usanationalpark Credit @nationalparkgeek Check out newest featured Geek of the Week Chris Rief @chrisriefphoto on our blog. Follow the link in our bio to read Chris’ story and our other Geeks of the Week. —— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #everykidinapark #smallparksaturday #geekoftheweek
Share the love of life and nature. The world will be a better place because of it. ••••• Many thanks to our friend Chris @chrisriefphoto for this award winning photo. Great job sir and we love the cute NP Geek Quinn’s reactions. ——- Here is the photo that was selected by @kenaqgardens 2018 Annual Photography Competition. It features Quinn enjoying her time learning about all things nature with Ranger Chelcey of @kenilworthnps. Such a great day at Kenilworth!!! #FindYourPark @nationalparkgeek #SmallParkSaturday ——- #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #nationalpark #kenilworthaquaticgardens
In celebration of National Cat Day, here is a national park site kitty that we met this past weekend. #bentsfort #travel #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #adventure #wanderful #laJunta #Colorado #minitripofawesomeness #Americathebeautiful #Americancat #nationalcatday #catlady
Last weekend is still on our minds, so of course we have to share more pics 😁
It was a beautiful fall day at the Wick House at Jockey Hollow, a unit of @morristownnps. The house was constructed circa 1750 by Henry Wick. Wick owned a 1,400 acre farm, making him the largest landowner in Morristown, #NewJersey . During the winter of 1779-1780 the Continental army chopped down over 600 acres of Wick's trees and more on neighbor's property to construct cabins and for firewood. Major General Arthur St. Clair made his quarters in the Wick house for the winter. In 1933, Jockey Hollow and the Wick House were acquired by the @NationalParkService as America's first national historical park. The house was then restored by local experienced tradesmen and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC also built park roads and trails. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #archi_ologie #architecture #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #morristownnps #morristownnhp #wickhouse #jockeyhollow #autumn #nationalhistoricalpark
Let’s finish our NYC area #smallparksaturday with a visit to Sagamore Hill National Monument. This was home to Teddy Roosevelt who was instrumental in developing the NPS. Happy Birthday to Teddy Roosevelt today. ••••• Thanks to our friend Evan @wexplorations for sharing the goodness. ——- “When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” - Theodore Roosevelt _______________________________________________________ #SagamoreHill #findyourpark #SagamoreHillNationalHistoricSite #Sagamore #Roosevelt #TeddyRoosevelt #TheodoreRoosevelt #NewYork #LongIsland #FindYourPark #GoParks #parks101 #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #usinterior #experienceyouramerica #protectingparks #americasbestidea #protectpubliclands #natparkexplorer #monumentsforall #optoutside #parksoflife #thenationalparkspass #sharetheexperience _______________________________________________________ Wise words from Teddy on this Friday. ——- #nationalparkgeek
Located in lower Manhattan on Wall Street is Federal Hall National Memorial. Stand where George Washington was sworn in to be president and learn of our history. ••••• Thanks to Bowman family @theamericanfieldtrip for sharing the great experience. ——- We knew moving back to NYC after being in the woods and wide open spaces for 18 months would be an adjustment. But we also knew how very much we love the city, so we figured we’d settle back in pretty easily. But it’s been . . . a little more stressful than anticipated. We can’t blame the city, because we’re adjusting to lots of changes and the loss of wilderness around us is only a part of it—and there are a million things about New York that completely delight us. But dang, we miss the wilderness. I want to stick my feet in some sand and watch the sun set in the desert and hike up a mountain and look at some stars. I can’t even tell you (and it would sound immensely dorky if I tried) how wonderful it felt to visit Federal Hall National Memorial and see the rangers and the arrowhead and the whole NPS-ness of it all—it’s all so comfortingly familiar and dear to us now 😊. You know how they do therapy with pets, and they’ve shown how animals can lower people’s blood pressure and such? The equivalent for us now would be, like, Ranger Therapy, where instead of playing with a puppy we get to go on a ranger-guided tour and ask lots of questions and be given a bunch of pamphlets. It would be a very niche therapy 😜. ——- #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #findyourpark #nationalpark #federalhall #federalhallnationalmemorial #newyorkcity
Even the smaller National Park sites have fantastic opportunities for getting outside, enjoying a trail or learning about the history of our amazing country #smallparksaturday #smallpark #fortdavisnationalhistoricsite #fortdavis #fortdavistx #visitfortdavis #nps #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nationalparkservice #nationalparkgeek #radparks #texas #westtexas #texasmountaintrail #americanwest #roamingoklahomans #goparks
#smallparksaturday Pecos National Monument
Even in the big city you can commune with nature and learn some history of along the way at Hamilton Grange National Memorial on a #smallparksaturday This is the home of Alexander Hamilton. Located nearby is also General Grant’s tomb, a National Memorial. ••••••• Thanks to Tamar @cplone27 for caring for and sharing the stories of our country’s history. ——-- Fall is here and I work for the @nationalparkservice. Life is kind of amazing. #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #fall #NYC #history #Hamilton ——- #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #hamiltongrange #nationalpark #nyc #NewYorkCity #smallparksaturday
A trip to The Statue of Liberty needs to be complimented with a visit to Ellis Island. They main building is a wonderful museum and structure that must be seen. It time allows, look into a “behind the scenes” tour of other buildings on the Island. Make sure to check ahead to get tickets for these photographer tours. •••••• Thanks to our friend Dan @rpr.images for the behind the scenes at the hospital. —-- "He doesn't like my name... Of course we couldn't all come over on the Mayflower... But I got here as soon as I could, and I never wanted to go back, because to me it is a great privilege to be an American citizen." - Anton Cermak, Czech-born Chicago mayoral candidate, 1931 . Walking through the halls of the infirmary on Ellis Island, you can almost feel the presence of Cermak and other new citizens waiting to pass through the doors to a new life. It is something you should experience and never forget. . . #ig_captures #nyc 🗽#sensational_architecture #raw_architecture #raw_community #raw_community_member #buildings_wow #bnwphotography #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #architecture_best #architecturephotography #architecture_minimal #lookingup_architecture #architectureporn #nyc #architecture_captures #bnw_captures #rawphoto #ig_brilliant @ig_brilliant #sunset @ig_captures #raw_doorswindowsfacades #bnw #picoftheday #thehub_world #ig_captures #rawphoto #photooftheday @architecturecurated @raw_doorswindowsfacades #thehub_architecture @ig_monumentalworld_alltags @finearchitecture @archi.focus_on @syr_arch @ig_ometry @statueellisnps @saveellisisland @nationalparkservice @nps_nyharbor @national_monument_photos @nationalparksunited @goparks @nps1916 @nycprimeshot @nycityworld @thebeautyof.nyc @nps_nyharbor @nationalparkgeek @nationalparkmagazine @national_parks_traveler @goparks @nationalparksunited ——- #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
Happy #smallparksaturday Today let’s look at a few of the more than a dozen park sites in the New York City Area. No visit to the Big Apple would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. •••••• Thanks to @astro.gordonfreeman for the sweet sunset. ——- Another Sunset with SoL . . This was my 2nd day attempt 3 weeks back of the setting sun behind SoL. Single exposure shot, planned with The Photographer’s Ephemeris. Hope you’re having a great weekend! 📷: 09/29/18 . . . . #earthskyscience #spacedotcom #aaadotorg #uacnj #astrosprout #youresa #universetoday . . . #yourshotphotographer #astrophotography #thenakedsingularity #pro_astrophoto #igworldclub_astrophotography #astronomy #iloveny #nyc #sky_brillance #esa_earth #bosplanet #timeoutnewyork #fall #sunset #statueofliberty #governorsisland #planetarysociety #nationalparkgeek #seeyourcity ——— #nationalparkgeek
Time and time again the smaller, tucked away NPS sites are the ones that steal our hearts. The are peaceful, quiet and empty but just as full of beauty and history. Our Saturday morning at Sagus was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. #smallparksaturday #usparksandmonuments #happilyeverafter #asplundhoneymoon #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #quietplaces #optoutside #newperspectives #daisys #ushistory #sagusironworks #madeinamerica #ustravel #visitmassachusetts #fallcolors #beanoutsider #nationalparkservice #seeamerica #18thcentury #19thcentury #americanindustry #ironage #radparks #findyourpark
National Park Service Site 77/417: Cedar Breaks National Monument. If you get a chance to come here, don’t miss it! Especially in May and June for wildflowers or September for foliage—though we’re biased because those are the only times we’ve been there 😉. We’d love to come in winter, too, to see the hoodoos under snow and do some skiing at nearby Brian Head. Utah is really just the best; it’s a little ridiculous how much good stuff this state got.
Happy Autumn and happy #smallparksaturday Go enjoy the day at Ft. Stanwix National Monument in NY. ••••• Many thanks to Dan @rpr.images for the colorful view. ——- "We like time - it's a great invention - It keeps everything from happening all at once..." - DMC . Hadrian's Wall was built by the Romans to divide "civilization" from "wilderness" and represented the extent of the Empire's frontier. To help defend this wall, they built a number of forts along its length, including one known as “Uxelodunum.” This Roman fort eventually was abandoned and over time the English town of Stanwix grew over top of the remains. Roughly 1500 years after the Romans first built their fort, English General John Stanwix oversaw the construction of a fort to divide "civilization" from "wilderness" and represent the extent of the Empire's frontier. This fort was named in his honor as Fort Stanwix. This English, and later American, fort was abandoned and over time the city of Rome, NY grew over top of the remains....see how nicely "time" keeps things from happening all at once!. . . #nationalparkgeek #fall #autum #fallleaves #romanempire #ig_captures #buildings_wow #architecture #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #architecturephotography #architecture_minimal #lookingup_architecture #architectureporn #architecture_captures #rawphoto #ig_brilliant #photooftheday @architecturecurated #thehub_architecture #archi_focus_on #pocket_creative @archi.focus_on @progressivearch @ig_ometry @ig_brilliant @ig_monumentalworld @ig_monumentalworld_alltags @ig_captures @ar.ch.po.rn @ig_monumentalworld_alltags @architecture_view @hadrianswallpath @architecture_hunter ——— #nationalparkgeek
Bison Spotting
Here is the photo that was selected by @kenaqgardens 2018 Annual Photography Competition. It features Quinn enjoying her time learning about all things nature with Ranger Chelcey of @kenilworthnps. Such a great day at Kenilworth!!! #FindYourPark @nationalparkgeek #SmallParkSaturday
Crazy to think that just a couple weeks ago it was 85-90 degrees and now it’s below 50 lol • • • #justtexasthings #garnerstatepark #oldbaldy #frioriver #statepark #smallparksaturday #texashillcountry #tdhpictures
Because it’s on an active military site, Port Chicago is the second least-visited National Park site, and few people have heard the story of the munitions explosion in 1944 that killed 320 people, most of them African American. Thanks to the @nationalparkservice for keeping history alive. #smallparksaturday #nationalpark
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