Located on the Northern coast of Oregon is one of the most historic and beautiful parks in the country. It’s one that is visited by millions of travelers each year and gets the visitors to keep coming back for more. They simply can’t get enough of the picturesque Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.
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.
Millions of people travel to Colorado each year to experience the beauty and endless activities. Additionally, it’s all around one of the greatest states in America. The Rocky Mountains draw in millions of visitors each year for its natural beauty and many outdoor activities. These activities are for families, romantic getaways, and any occasion. From exciting outdoor activities to a cozy dinner next to a fireplace, you can experience the best of both worlds in Estes Park, Colorado.
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.
If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, then you definitely want to keep reading this article to learn about a play ground for all who love camping, fishing, hiking and nature in general. Located in beautiful Montezuma County, Colorado, Mancos is nestled right in the middle of some extraordinary mountains where visitors have access to fishing, camping, mountain biking and hiking.
About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Fresno offers the best of both worlds: a fun downtown with shopping and dining, but opportunities for plenty of outdoorsy pursuits as well — all in that pleasant and mild California climate. Here are just a handful of the must-see stops that you’ll want to add to your itinerary.
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.
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.
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.
To see wonderful scenery, sample a slice of Appalachian Mountain life, and enjoy a slower pace, nothing can beat driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Opened in June of 1936, the Blue Ridge Parkway covers 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountain portion of the Appalachian Mountains. It is designated an All-American Road as well as a National Parkway, and is visited more often each year than any of our National Park units.