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Garner State Park
1 week ago

Garner State Park

Garner State Park is located in Concan, Texas. Named for speaker of the United States House of Representatives James Nance Garner, the park is known for its natural beauty.

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Explore Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
4 weeks ago

Explore Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is a National Heritage Area in the U.S. state of Georgia that encompasses natural, cultural, and historical beauty in an environment that is fun to explore year round. 

The mountain itself is part of the 2,550 acre DeKalb County park called the Davidson – Arabia Nature Preserve. The Preserve also includes other large formations of exposed granite, wetlands, pine and oak forests, multiple streams, and two lakes. Leashed dogs are welcome, too! As you begin to plan your visit, consider partaking in some of the following activities.

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Harpers Ferry, WV
1 month ago

Harpers Ferry, WV

“West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home to the country roads.” If you know this John Denver song, you know he was quite fond of West Virginia, and there are plenty of reasons why. John Denver didn’t just sing about places he loved for no reason. They meant something to him, and West Virginia was indeed one of those locations.

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Blue Spring State Park
2 months ago

Blue Spring State Park

Situated in Orange City in Central Florida, Blue Spring State Park is a haven of beauty that evokes the “Old Florida” and its natural wonders. The park is famous for its eponymous Blue Spring, where 102 million gallons of water flow out of Blue Spring into the St. Johns River every day. It is also well-known for being a wintertime gathering place for the manatees. The manatees congregate at the 73 °F spring and the spring run when the temperature of the St John River system dips lower than is comfortable for them.

Blue Spring State Park

On chilly days, as many as 400 manatees have been counted there. How close can you get to them? About a few feet away, from the viewing platform nearest the water. Keep in mind, interaction with the manatees is not permitted due to the fact that they are a protected species. Visitors will find other creatures and wildlife during warmer seasons. In any season, the park is well worth a visit to stroll, sightsee, relax, reflect, and enjoy some of the hidden wonders of the Sunshine State.

 

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
4 months ago

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

As we come into the summer months, it’s a good idea for outdoor lovers to plan summer trips. Camping and outdoor activities are great for this time of year. And what better place to start the planning then at one of the greatest state parks in the Midwest?

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San Miguel Recreation Area
4 months ago

San Miguel Recreation Area

The drive from Telluride Colorado to the northwest of Uravan, Colorado can be accomplished in a little over an hour and a half, and if that is all the time you have to give it, you should go. But if you can spare longer, and stop along the way, you will have a chance to see much of what is also known as the San Miguel River Recreation Area.There are some access points along your drive where you can get up close to the San Miguel River for water and wildlife views, kayaking, rafting and fishing opportunities. It’s one of many freestone rivers in Colorado are not obstructed by dams. The San Miguel is beautiful and continually varying.

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Point Reyes National Seashore
4 months ago

Point Reyes National Seashore

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Are you looking to explore some of the scenic and historic Pacific Coast just north of San Francisco? From the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, head up the Shoreline Highway (California Route 1) through Stinson Beach. There are points where you would swear you had your toes in the water, the road really is “shoreline”. Take advantage of the pull offs that invite some out of car photography. You want to slow down and savor this drive. This is the San Andreas Fault zone, and the Olema Valley Trail parallels the road to your left. Pass Five Brooks and continue on to Olema. Olema is small and picturesque, with several shops, a couple of restaurants, a lodge, and some bed and breakfasts.

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Visiting Houghton, MI
4 months ago

Visiting Houghton, MI

America is full of small towns that get overlooked due to the fact that they are small or not considered major cities. However, there are a so many that offer unique sites and rich culture.  Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a town that is home to many hidden gems that most people never knew. It is the quaint and historic town of Houghton, Michigan. Houghton was named after Douglass Houghton who was Michigan’s first appointed state geologist.

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Devil’s Lake State Park
4 months ago

Devil’s Lake State Park

The 9,217-acre Devil’s Lake State Park, near Baraboo, Wisconsin, is the state’s most popular and most frequented park. The park is known for its trails, come prepared for a hike, to enjoy them. You can also bring your bike, kayak, and fishing gear, swim, boat, float, fly kites, play Frisbee, and watch the birds, including golden eagles. Kids of all ages love to climb on the giant rocks. Bring along a picnic so that you can savor the scenery. Devil’s Lake State Park has something for everyone to enjoy the lively or peaceful atmosphere.

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Best California Beaches 🏄
2 years ago

Best California Beaches 🏄

Boasting more than 1,000 miles of coastline, the Golden State is widely recognized for its world-renowned beaches and dramatic scenery. With terrain as diverse as the Sierra Nevada, the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley and the arid Mojave Desert, the unique geography of the state contributes its impressive and unrivaled landscape.

California is home to some of the tallest (Redwood), largest (Giant Sequoia) and oldest (bristlecone pine) trees in the country. It is also home to the highest (Mt. Whitney) and lowest (Death Valley) points in the 48 contiguous states. However, it is the state’s picturesque sunsets, seaside towns, eclectic population and breathtaking oceanfront views that make California also home to some of the world’s best beaches. Read More