New National Park Service sites ripe for visit
Some of our national preserved lands are meant to inspire awe and wonder with their sheer magnificence. Other sites run by the National Park Service are more modest, provoking curiosity and reflection about our country’s past. As the NPS marks its centennial, these are the newest protected spots under its care. in-situ — that is, in the ground where they were found.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a 87,500-acre expanse in the Maine North Woods. It offers great views and is home to abundant wildlife.
The Valles Caldera National Preserve is home to the secondlargest elk herd in New Mexico.