Imagine walking almost 2,200 miles through 14 states. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, people from all over America and the world do it every single year on the Appalachian Trail.
The trail is the longest ‘hiking only’ trail in the world and runs from Georgia to Maine. Each year, thousands of people set off on the trail to do everything from a short day hike to walk the entire trail.
Between its beautiful oceanfront location and endless opportunities for outdoor fun, the Outer Banks remains a timeless family vacation destination. Here are more than a few ideas for making the most of your time in this special summer spot.
While it’s world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, Vail, Colorado is a fabulous place to visit, regardless of your interest in the great outdoors. Here are some of the top attractions that you don’t want to miss, at any time of the year.
The end of the 100-mile Overseas Highway, that long dramatic drive down through the Florida Keys, and the place of legend and lore is Key West. It is a town to linger in, and to soak in the “Conch” frame of mind. But if you have only a day to linger, here are the highlights to make your visit memorable.
Any fan of baseball has heard the name “Cooperstown.” But they may not know of its reputation as being America’s Perfect Village. This upper state New York retreat is home to peaceful views of Lake Otsego, lush New England Foliage, and a quaint small town appearance. Despite having been founded in 1786, the village has retained much of its original charm. Visitors can look forward to many interesting landmarks, as well as plenty of opportunities for their favorite outdoor recreational activities.
San Francisco’s Presidio National Historic Landmark has been the centerpiece of the city by the bay since 1776. When Spain colonized California, the Presidio (or fort) was established here for the purpose of guarding San Francisco Bay. Comprising 1,500 acres, the Presidio is a vast and varied park with plenty to do for everyone. This park stretches along the Bay all the way to the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can walk or bike the Presidio, but even better, two different free shuttles will give you a complete overview of the grounds.
In case you didn’t know, there’s so much more to Utah than just Salt Lake City. In fact, Utah has an extraordinary amount of fun things to go and places to go. One of them, in particular, is St. George. Located on the Arizona/Utah border. You’ll be amazed at how many people this little town draws in each year, and you’re about to find out why!
Just a quick 90-minute drive to Las Vegas, St. George offers a warm climate and fun activities to all who visit. Read on to find out some of the great things to do and see while in St. George, Utah.
Nantucket has long been home to the nation’s best limericks. Also, home of some of the single most idyllic photographs capturing the natural beauty of New England. Found off of the coast of Cape Cod, and neighbor to Martha’s Vineyard is Nantucket. Nantucket is known for having an active arts and culture center. In addition, the city has rich historical sites and charming local shops and eateries.
When we think of the Northeast region of the United States of America, we think of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A lot of history has happened here. There are forts and ships and battlefields to remind us of the unfolding saga of the United States. This article highlights historic buildings from each state that are evocative of the state they are in. Enjoy the tour.
Mention the word “canyon,” and most people think of the biggest canyon in the United States, the Grand Canyon. The second biggest canyon may not spring to mind. But it should. Palo Duro Canyon is the largest canyon in the United States. And you can visit the Palo Duro State Park, near Amarillo, Texas. Palo Duro Canyon is what geologists call a canyon system. It is part of the Caprock Escarpment – a running 175-mile long cliff formation of red and tan rock, ranging from fifty to one hundred feet high- in the Panhandle of Texas. The Palo Duro Canyon was formed by a tributary of the Red River, called the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River.