Governor hikes shuttered trail to pitch $4.5B projects plan

U.S. 05/21/19, 16:27

One of Pennsylvania's most beloved and scenic hiking trails will remain closed to the public unless lawmakers pass Gov. Tom Wolf's $4.5 billion infrastructure plan, officials said Tuesday.The Democratic governor hiked to the base of the Glen Onoko Falls Trail to make the case for a severance tax on Marcellus ...

Family of Boy Scout who died says group was ‘fully prepared’

U.S. 05/04/19, 14:07

The family of a 16-year-old Boy Scout who collapsed and died while on a troop hiking trip in the southern Arizona desert says he loved scouting and that he and fellow scouts and their leaders were experienced hikers "fully prepared" for their planned activities.Joshua White of Goodyear died April 27 ...

Officials say no charges expected in Boy Scout hiking death

U.S. 05/03/19, 14:18

No charges are expected after a 16-year-old Boy Scout died while on a troop hiking trip in the Arizona desert, authorities said Friday.Investigators looking into the death at Picacho Peak State Park last Saturday don't expect to file a criminal case, Pinal County Sheriff's spokeswoman Navideh Forghani said.She said there ...

Pennsylvania agency defends closure of beloved hiking trail

U.S. 04/17/19, 16:52

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Wednesday that it would cost $1.7 million to make a beloved, well-known hiking trail safe for the public — which is why the agency plans to close it altogether.The Glen Onoko Falls Trail has proven to be too dangerous, and the game commission has no ...

Pennsylvania to close popular hiking trail, citing safety

U.S. 04/16/19, 16:20

Jacqueline Zito spends as much time as she can on the Glen Onoko Falls Trail — one of the most scenic and well-known hiking paths in all of Pennsylvania — and was eager to get back out there after recent cancer surgery. "The Glen is my best friend," she said Tuesday, ...

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

U.S. 03/06/19, 10:19

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a couple of hundred million years old — dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered on rocks used to pave a section of hiking ...

Michigan officials hope to redevelop Henry Ford mills

Business 12/06/18, 18:02

County officials in southeastern Michigan want to redevelop historic Henry Ford mills to create a more vibrant parks system.Wayne County officials hope the project along the Middle Rouge River will bring more visitors into Hines Park, which features hiking trails, pocket parks and ponds, The Detroit Free Press reported ."The ...

Hike, drive or ride to New England summits for foliage

U.S. 10/02/18, 13:12

For an ever-changing perspective on the fall foliage, try viewing the colors from a higher elevation by hiking, driving or taking a ski lift up one of New England's mountains.The foliage starts to turn orange, deep red and gold first in the mountains and other colder spots. The color emerges ...

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