Get Outside For National Public Lands Day!

Saturday, September 24th is National Public Lands Day. This nationwide celebration of the great outdoors is typically the wrap up to the warm weather season for most of the country. Now, in its 23rd year, National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. National Public Lands Day aims to work to connect … Continue reading Get Outside For National Public Lands Day!

Virtual Hike: Crystal Forest Trail in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park | Photo: Tom Tash/Chimani

    Petrified Forest National Park, located just east of Holbrook, Arizona in northeast Arizona, is special for many reasons. The park is home to some of the most stunning highlights of the Painted Desert, a colorful stretch of badlands that run from the Grand Canyon through Petrified Forest. It's also home to some of … Continue reading Virtual Hike: Crystal Forest Trail in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Not Your Typical Water Parks, Florida’s National Parks Are Brimming With Excitement!

Dry Tortugas National Park

Florida’s three national parks house some of the world’s most awe-inspiring aquatic ecosystems and over 10,000 years of human history. From the protected remains of the Everglades’ fragile ecosystem to the coral reefs of Biscayne, all the way to the island of Dry Tortugas, Florida’s parks are sure to surprise you. If you haven’t already … Continue reading Not Your Typical Water Parks, Florida’s National Parks Are Brimming With Excitement!

Towering Cacti, Ancient Forests, and the Grandest Canyon; Arizona’s National Parks Have It All

Grand Canyon National Park | Photo: Tom Tash/Chimani

Each of Arizona’s national parks offers a wildly different experience, all awe-inspiring by their own rights. From Saguaro’s colossal cacti, and Petrified Forest’s preserved prehistoric plant-life, to the Grand Canyon’s, well, grand canyons, Arizona has a lot to offer. Whether you’re a novice explorer planning your first national park adventure, or a master patron of … Continue reading Towering Cacti, Ancient Forests, and the Grandest Canyon; Arizona’s National Parks Have It All

With 9 California National Parks To Choose From, Where Will You Go?

Channel Islands National Park

If you’re planning a visit to one of California’s renowned national parks, the Chimani apps are sure to help you plan your trip and navigate the parks like a pro. But, if like many, you haven’t settled on which park or parks you want to visit while in The Golden State, here is some information … Continue reading With 9 California National Parks To Choose From, Where Will You Go?

Auto Tour Through Joshua Tree National Park In California

Joshua Tree National Park Photo: Tom Tash/Chimani

Joshua Tree National Park in southern California has consistently clung to the 12th-14th spot on the list of most-visited national parks in the United States; and for good reason. Topping out at just over 2-million visitors last year, an all-time high for the park, Joshua Tree is a year-round destination that should rank high on … Continue reading Auto Tour Through Joshua Tree National Park In California

Virtual Hike: Mesa Arch Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park | Photo: Tom Tash Chimani

Mesa Arch is one of the most iconic sights in all on Canyonlands National Park. Located near Moab, Utah, Canyonlands is a very close neighbor to Arches National Park (located across town). Being so close, the two parks make a great weekend trip for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to take in some of Utah's … Continue reading Virtual Hike: Mesa Arch Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Let’s Go! June Is Great Outdoors Month!

Photo: Su--May/CC by 2.0

For most of the country, summer means swimming, hiking, biking, and just spending more time outdoors; however, many of the nation's leading outdoor organizations have banded together to encourage more people to participate in more outdoor activities in what is known as Great Outdoors Month! Founded as Great Outdoors Week in 1998 by President Clinton, … Continue reading Let’s Go! June Is Great Outdoors Month!

Why Every Day Should Be Kids In A Park Day

Saturday May 21, 2016 is Kids To Parks Day, an annual event hosted by the National Park Trust in partnership with the National Park Service, National Parks Conservational Association, and numerous local and regional organizations around the country. The event encourages children and families to get outdoors and play in their local parks, whether it … Continue reading Why Every Day Should Be Kids In A Park Day