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Women Writers Inspired by Parks

Water fall going down tall, steep cliff-face

Yosemite National Park

Author Maria Yelverton thrilled 19th-century readers with her tales of adventure in Yosemite and captured its rugged beauty in prose.


Everglades National Park

Conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas published influential books and writings that helped shape preservation of the Everglades.

Cliff dwelling

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Popular early-20th-century author Willa Cather was captivated by the sites of Arizona, incorporating them into her novel.

Navigating the Waters

Stone house with a lighthouse tower attached

Apostle Islands National Seashore

Lighthouses on the Apostle Islands helped ships navigate the treacherous waters of Lake Superior over the years.

Snorkels diving towards a reef

Biscayne National Park

Dive underwater to explore the Maritime Heritage Trail, seeing wildlife and shipwrecks along the way.

Canoers on a gentle river near mountains

Bluestone National Scenic River

Running through a rugged, ancient gorge, the river offers views of Appalachian plants, animals, and landscapes.

National Park Getaways

Ranger talking next to a painting of Mary McLeod Bethune

This Month's National Park Getaway

The doors of Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site have reopened for everyone to explore Bethune's incredible legacy.

People on a boardwalk next to redwoods

Muir Woods National Monument

Walk in the shadows of giants in an old-growth forest of coastal redwoods in northern California.

Paddler canoeing through mangroves

Big Cypress National Preserve

Adventure, recreation, and discovery are beckoning explorers to cypress swamps in southern Florida.

Two-story brick house covered with vines

Frederick Law Olmsted NHS

Experience a defining legacy in landscape architecture firsthand by touring the home of the Olmsted family in Massachusetts.

Last updated: March 18, 2019