Canoeing the cool waters of the Delaware River, following the silhouette of a bald eagle soaring against the sky, crossing the fields of Pickett's Charge, standing in the hall where Frederick Douglass spoke against the enslavement of Africans, listening to the American flag snapping briskly in a stiff breeze at Fort McHenry, or gazing up at Lady Liberty - visitors come to these special places compelled by the power of place to understand who we are.
The Northeast Regional Offices employees have the privilege and responsibility to
work with such places every day.
The Northeast Region of the National Park Service is composed of complex and varied natural, cultural, and recreational resources that include the rock-bound shores of Maine, the eastern deciduous forests of the Appalachian Mountains, coastal barrier islands, and sub-alpine
The states within the region are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Northeast is the most densely-populated area of the United States (approximately 288 persons per square mile), with almost a quarter of the nations population and two of the ten largest U.S. cities (New York and Philadelphia).This highly urbanized and ethnically diverse area of the National Park Service hosts 51.2 million visitors at 76 parks, more than 20 percent of all park units in the entire National Park System.