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National Parks: View Finder

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Go ahead, look again. And again. These images are worth a third, fourth, and then a tenth gaze.

Where Solitude Rules - Lonely Summits

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You won't find bottlenecks on these untrammeled peaks.

Best Damn Weekend Ever: Acadia National Park

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Avoid the crowds in Maine's Acadia National Park by skipping getting a jump on the season and hiking the park in the Spring. Stephen King country never looked so good.

Phenomenon: Glacial Relics

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The Ice Age left its mark from Acadia to Yosemite. Here's scenic evidence.

Find Hikes and Trips in National Parks and Regional Parks

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Find hikes in National Parks and regional parks with our comprehensive guides.

Is Inadequate Funding the Main Problem Facing the National Park System?

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This question fuels the debate regarding how to help the aging national park system improve.

May Close-to-Home Hikes

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Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.

National Parks Report Card

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We surveyed more than 40 scientists, conservationists, and professional adventurers, then ranked the 15 parks that are most in peril from climate change.

Essential National Park Skills: The Ultimate Park Pass

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Write your own ticket to new adventures with these 10 territory-expanding skills.

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

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Come to Acadia and you'll earn your lobster.

Best Dayhikes In America

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With strong legs and an ambitious plan, you can see more wild country in 12 hours than some backpackers see in a week, and still make it home in time for dinner.

Best Backpacking In Maine

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Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Maine.

Maine's Seals In The Surf

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Maine's seal pups are usually born in May, making early summer an ideal time to witness the youngsters learning to swim and fish.

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