National Scenic Trail
Maine to Georgia, CT,GA,MA,MD,ME,NC,NH,NJ,NY,PA,TN,VA,VT,WV
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers. ...
National Scenic Trail
From the Sound to the Summits: the New England Trail covers 215 miles from Long Island Sound across long ridges to scenic mountain summits in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The trail offers panoramic vistas and close-ups of New England’s natural and cultural landscape: traprock ridges, historic village centers, farmlands, unfragmented forests, quiet streams, steep river valleys and waterfalls.
National Heritage Corridor
This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and a total population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditional park. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmental organizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Service work together to preserve and celebrate the region's cultural, historical and natural heritage.
National Historic Trail
In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. The effort and cooperation between the two sides led to a victory at Yorktown and secured American independence.
National Historic Site
Ridgefield & Wilton, CT
Designed and preserved by artists, Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomes everyone to experience the power of creativity, art, and nature. Escape to the only national park dedicated to American painting and rediscover the beauty of light and color in everyday life.
By The Numbers
- 2 National Parks
- 47,220 Visitors to National Parks
- $2,700,000 Economic Benefit from National Park Tourism »
- $809,414,748 of Rehabilitation Projects Stimulated by Tax Incentives (since 1995) »
- $38,126,582 of Land & Water Conservation Fund Appropriated for Projects (since 1965) »
- $29,209,227 in Historic Preservation Grants (since 1969) »
- 50 Certified Local Governments »
- 45 Community Conservation & Recreation Projects (since 1987) »
- 297 Acres Transferred by Federal Lands to Parks for Local Parks and Recreation (since 1948) »
- 8,890 Hours Donated by Volunteers »
- 2 National Heritage Areas »
- 2 Wild & Scenic Rivers Managed by NPS »
- 3 National Trails Managed by NPS »
- 1,594 National Register of Historic Places Listings »
- 61 National Historic Landmarks »
- 8 National Natural Landmarks »
- 660 Places Recorded by Heritage Documentation Programs »
- 218,153 Objects in National Park Museum Collections »
- 11 Archeological Sites in National Parks »
- 6 Threatened & Endangered Species in National Parks »
- 3 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans »
- 3 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries »
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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/2015.