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A beautiful grass trail at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge that leads into the horizon with fall trees that are displayed with reds, orange, and green leaves.
Hurry to Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in northern Maine. The foliage peaks earlier there because of cold weather. Credit: Keith Ramos/USFWS

Following Fall: A Foliage Tour of the Northeast

October 13, 2020
Love the fireworks shows of the Fourth of July but hate the hot weather? As the weather cools, nature starts putting on its own brilliant show. Take a fall foliage road trip through your area’s National Wildlife Refuges. The link gives you options if you are in the Northeast, but it is a wonderful time to stop by refuges nationwide as we celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week through October 17. 
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Young refuge visitor on an observation deck over a marsh takes a photograph looking back toward the land and trees showing fall colors,
A young man exploring John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of 101 urban national wildlife refuges. Credit: Lamar Gore/USFWS

Celebrate Your Public Lands During National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 11-17

October 02, 2020
Enjoy stellar outdoor recreation and the country’s wildlife heritage during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 11-17, 2020. Celebrate your access to nature on the nation’s largest network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation, the National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Two bicyclists on a paved bike path at the National Elk Refuge
New regulations provide greater access on America's public lands. Credit: Lori Iverson/USFWS

New Regulations Pave the Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands

October 02, 2020
The Department of the Interior (DOI) today announced that it finalized electric bike (or e-bike) regulations that help land managers allow more people, especially older Americans and those with physical limitations, to experience bicycling on public lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other DOI bureaus. Bicycling is an excellent way to experience America’s rich natural heritage, and e-bike innovations in bicycle design open possibilities to more people.
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