If you love the outdoors, then it’s likely that you’ve been to at least one national park in your lifetime. The United States has 61 national parks that are open for the public to explore. Here are four of the best you’ll find out west that you need to visit this autumn.
Located in California, Yosemite is a must see this autumn. This 1,200 square mile patch of wilderness encompasses the well-known Sierra Nevada Mountains. The giant sequoia trees will be sure to take your breath away. They can be found at the Mariposa Grove part of the national park. Some other notable places throughout this national park include Half Dome and Hetch Hetchy. You’ll be sure to find tons of hiking trails, waterfalls, and amazing flora throughout the entire Californian landscape. Continue reading “4 Western US National Parks That Are Calling Your Name This Autumn”
There are over 400 National Parks and only so much summer left to enjoy. However, it isn’t too late to find your closest park and take in the beauty of nature on a hike or camping trip with family or friends. Here are just a few ways that you can get that much closer to a park visit before the weather turns too cold to do so.
National parks are full of hiking trails for a variety of ages and levels of experience. If you have certain needs, you can easily research the trails ahead of time to find ones that are suited to your level. If you have children, it’s best to go on the shorter and easier trails. You can also do a drive-through of certain areas to get a view of canyons, forests, and other beautiful landscapes preserved by the National Parks Foundation. Continue reading “4 Great Ways to Enjoy National Parks This Summer”
Easily one of the United States’ greatest civic achievements is the National Park System. Every year, close to 300 million visits are made to national parks around the country. While you could take the clichéd route and go to the Grand Canyon or Yosemite, there are many other, less-traveled parks worth visiting this summer. Here are just five excellent choices.
Whether you’re interested in a multi-day camping trip or merely a scenic drive through one of the country’s most gorgeous landscapes, Great Smoky is a must. The sheer diversity of flora and fauna gives photography enthusiasts plenty of material to work with. Thanks to its impressive size, Great Smoky never feels that crowded even when busy. Continue reading “National Parks That Are Best To Visit During The Summer”