Acadia National Park News:
Keeping Acadia’s quiet side to themselves
I was tucking my paddle beneath the bungee straps of our tandem kayak when deep, throaty breaths punctuated the silence of Frenchman Bay. Twenty feet to our left, a harbor seal bobbed in the glassy water, sucking air before another dive.
http://www.boston.com/travel/explorene/m..._to_themselves/

Ocean draws visitors too close to its danger
Acadia National Park is one of Maine's great natural treasures, luring tourists and Mainers alike to its stunning views of the rugged coastline.
http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/view/columns/6783525.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
The Smoky Mountains: From farming to franchising
When Smokies became a national park, tourism followed — and hasn't stopped growing since
Even before it became a national park in 1934, folks from around the region would visit the Smoky Mountains, making it their summer playground.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/aug/30/smokies-from-farming-to-franchising/

Searchers find 70-year-old backpacker
Searchers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have found a 70-year-old backpacker who had been missing for four days.
http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/31c012b0-www.wlos.com.shtml
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Some RMNP trails closed for Grand Ditch repairs
Hikers in the Never Summer Mountains at Rocky Mountain National Park are having to circumnavigate some trail closures as crews repair the Grand Ditch.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/200908...+Ditch+repairs+

Colorado town embraces fall including festivals, elks and all
This town at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park works hard to be all things to all people.
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living-2/1251448495158410.xml&coll=2
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wolf hunting just one facet of management, experts say
Some tough love – including regulated hunting – is needed to carve a permanent niche for wolves reintroduced to the Northern Rocky Mountains, say leading wolf authorities in this region and beyond.
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/aug/30/wolf-hunting-just-one-facet-of-management-experts/
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Yosemite National Park News:
3 homes destroyed, many more threatened by Ca fire
Authorities say a wildfire north of Los Angeles has destroyed at least three homes and is threatening thousands more.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g4rSxtb6hFEjzSiMFwAKeOSyEC9gD9ACVGE80

Yosemite National Park--Big Meadow Fire grows, more closures, delays for visitors
"The Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest, California, grew to 3,506 acres today. The Big Meadow Fire was set by Yosemite National Park Fire Crews on August 26, 2009 as a prescribed burn and shortly thereafter, the fire grew out of the prescription lines.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...ys-for-visitors
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