Today marks 89 years since Acadia National Park – previously known as Lafayette National Park – earned its permanent name. 🏔
The park, which stretches nearly 50,000 acres along the coast of Maine, includes Mount Desert Island, much of Isle au Haut and Baker Island, and plenty of lakes and woodlands. The land was originally home to the Wabanaki Tribe, whom shell heaps indicate lived in the area 5,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. In 1919, the land was declared Lafayette National Park for revolutionary Marquis de Lafayette. A decade later, #OnThisDay , it was rechristened Acadia National Park after the former French colony of the same name. 🌲
Pictured: An 1875 photo of Otter Cliffs overlooking the ocean in Mount Desert, Maine. Today, Otter Cliffs is part of Acadia National Park.
Late afternoon in Big Bend National Park...walking on Hot Springs Trail, our final hike for the day. Just across the Rio Grande River, you can see Mexico from where some friendly Mexicans waved at us earlier.
This is how the world should be...two neighboring countries separated by a narrow river, living in peace and friendship! 💙❤️💛🙏🏽 #texas#texasgram
Much of the #stephenshore exhibition at #moma gave me the sensation of being back in 2016, when I traveled around #america in an effort to get to know it better and rediscover what I already knew—or thought I knew. I’d been abroad for several years before that and so much about the U.S. had changed while I was away—and was changing as I traveled around, taking it all in. My reunion with the #usa and its many changes—and stubborn consistencies—are the basis of a book I’m writing and can’t wait to share with all of you... when it’s finished... #someday
[24/417] Dec 21 - Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Fun fact: I spent about 8 unplanned hours in this forest between the insanely inclined, curvy, snowy roads and a car crashing on the only bridge leading out. I ended up chatting with a volunteer fire chief of some sort who oversees the rescue/cleanup operations for this area and it was one of the best conversations ever!
Hello furriends! Quick PSA. If you ever plan to visit US National Parks you can participate in the Bark Ranger program for free! To earn a Bark Ranger badge, pets and their human companions must participate in a Bark Ranger program, learn how to hike safely with their pet in the park, and promise to follow the rules of B.A.R.K. - Bag your poop, Always wear a leash, Respect wildlife, and Know where you can go. Simple right? Now get out there and see the world! 🌎 #barkranger#UsNationalParks
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My husband and I met in Yellowstone National Park, while working for a summer ministry organization during college. When summer ended, I went back to MN to finish up my undergrad, and he headed back to FL to do the same. 2 years later, we traveled back to Yellowstone, and got married in the ampitheater where we used to hold Sunday services for park guests & employees. The national parks are such an integral part of our story, and we absolutely love them!
American Samoa is one of America's least visited national parks. It's hard to get to and stay at - camping isn't allowed. But in true national park style, it has a great trail network and unforgettable views. Throwback to the top of the sweatiest hike ever! #mountalavaadventuretrail#junglehike#usnationalparks
If you could pick only one National Park to visit, which would it be and why? Mine is Yosemite so I can hike the trails and see one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States in person. . .
I recently came across this amazing travel couple @reneeroaming & @matthewhahnel who have traveled all 59 US National Parks for @drinkevolve photographing their journey and I am so inspired to start adventuring sooner than I originally anticipated. Check out our new blog post at https://jessicawilkeson.com/2018/01/15/59-us-national-parks/ Or visit link in bio. . .
We make amazing National Parks Maps to help you track your adventures! Check them out on the website, which also provides a handy list of all 59 National Parks in Alphabetical order. =)