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Star Parks Shine in the Appalachian Region

In July, Staunton River State Park in Scottsburg, Va., became the fourth park in central and southern Appalachia to receive an International Dark Sky Park designation — a marker of a prime destination for stargazing.


Kids in Parks Reconnects Families with the Outdoors

Trailside brochures guide children through educational, nature-based activities.


April 20-28 is National Park Week and includes free admissions

By Alix Johns Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., opportunities to marvel at the beauty of nature didn’t come often. Luckily, my grandparents lived Woodstock, Va., nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. On our trips to visit, we would


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