Unless you’ve attended the University of North Georgia, you’ve probably never heard of the small town of Dahlonega. Consider the population is a little over 5,000 and a name that’s hard to pronounce, it’s easy to see why. But unlike other small towns, this one is anything but sleepy. One part college town and one part historic destination town, Dahlonega has much to offer its guests.
Should you find yourself meandering through the Midwest, then you certainly must make a stop to see the vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural world, the extraordinary site of Bighorn Canyon spans more than 120,000 acres in Montana and Wyoming and is comprised of a diversified landscape of forest, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake, and wetlands.
Custer State Park, located in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota, is a state park rival to many of our national parks in terms of history, scenic beauty, and opportunities for recreation of many kinds. Amid the clear mountain waters and towering granite peaks, you can find solace for body, mind and spirit. Named for George Armstrong Custer, the 71,000-acre state park also offers great scenic drives.
If you’ve never before had an opportunity to travel to Tampa, then you are in for quite a treat. Whether you plan to explore underwater wonders at the Florida Aquarium, ride roller coasters at Busch Gardens, or soak up some rays in the Florida Sunshine, a trip to Tampa is sure to provide fun for the whole family.
So, what’s on your agenda while you are there? With so many options from which to choose, you may not know where to begin. Our DriveTheNation.com team has compiled our “Quick Guide to Tampa” so that you won’t have to miss any of the action.
There’s no place that captures the beauty of the American south quite as perfect as South Carolina. From the southern comfort to the woodsy outdoors, South Carolina is the epitome of the south. When you’re looking for that perfect place to pack your bags an enjoy a weekend away, Hunting Island State Park is just the place to go in the state of South Carolina.
Why is it such a sight, you might ask? Read on to find out…
There’s no place like Mammoth Lakes! Located in sunny California, Mammoth Lakes is actually nothing quite like the California you have in mind. Here, you won’t find any palm trees or beaches. Instead, you’ll be in the midst of an awe-inspiring, year-round outdoor adventureland. When we’re talking about the picturesque mountains, the name “Mammoth” can speak for itself just to give you a hint of the size of the mountains you’ll find here.
Established in 1972, Buffalo National River is America’s first National River and about 135 miles long. It is among a handful of rivers in the lower forty-eight states that do not have dams interrupting their natural course. Visit Buffalo National River to enjoy the beauty of the Ozark Mountains, up close and personal. You can find great views, mysterious caves, sparkling waterfalls and beautiful hand-made items along the way.
There is no question the National Park System truly is one of America’s greatest gems. And, with 2016 being the 100th birthday of the system, the parks were able to see increased growth.
While most people know the big parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains, there are dozens of incredible parks that most people don’t visit because they don’t know about them or they are very remote.
While many know the famous story of Lewis and Clark being bravely lead by Sacagawea to the Pacific Northwest, not many know that part of today’s Interstate 75 follows where they traveled. Located primarily in Nebraska, the Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway is a road trip of historic proportions.
Comprised of eight historic cities, the Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway works to promote tourism, education, and the preservation of these communities. When you find yourself in Nebraska, go the way of Lewis and Clark; your country will thank you for it.
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania, the Delaware Water Gap is a recreational park that is loved and visited by many people each year. No, it’s not located in Delaware, but it is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area and it’s one place you’ll go and never forget. From hiking to just taking a drive through one of the most scenic roads in America, you’ll find the most unique beauty right in the northeast.