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Best Hiking & Camping Acadia National Park in Maine!

On Mount Desert Island in the Gulf of Maine, Acadia National Park protects the tallest mountains on the Atlantic coast. Though the park is only about 75 square miles, it packs a big punch of scenery, with glacially carved granite domes, rocky headlands, and forests of spruce and fir. Popular activities include scenic driving tours, … Read more

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The Best National Parks Units That Aren’t National Parks!

Many people dream about going on a road trip to all the best national parks. Just the words national park inspire visions of looming mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, and unparalleled scenery. Across the United States, there are currently 63 places designated as national parks. Each is part of a system once called America’s best idea … Read more

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4 Stunning National Parks in Colorado Will Blow Your Mind!

Thinking about Colorado for vacation? If you love national parks, this is definitely a top state to visit. With a total of 12 NPS units, Colorado has plenty of adventures to discover. Most of the attention is rightfully focused on the state’s flagship, Rocky Mountain National Park, with its dramatic alpine views, pristine lakes, and … Read more

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Sand Dunes of Colorado Will Blow You Away!

When it comes to national parks in Colorado, Great Sand Dunes is usually an afterthought compared to the state’s flagship, Rocky Mountain. In recent years, the former has averaged about 500,000 annual visitors while the latter is regularly one of the most-visited U.S. national parks with about 4.5 million per year. But Great Sand Dunes … Read more

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

Like an outpost in the northern Great Plains, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is located hundreds of miles from the closest national parks like Badlands, Yellowstone, and Glacier. But Theodore Roosevelt is not the only NPS unit in North Dakota, with a pair of national trails and two national historic sites within striking … Read more

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Best Camping & Hiking in Smoky Mountains National Park

Stradling the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, Great Smoky Mountains National Park protects some of the most pristine forests, tallest waterfalls, and highest peaks in the Appalachians. Here you’ll find hundreds of miles of amazing hiking trails winding through scenic meadows and over granite balds, a regional term for treeless summits. About 72 miles of the … Read more

Kings Canyon Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Kings Canyon Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Bordering Sequoia National Park on the north, Kings Canyon is a glacially carved granite river valley with comparable scenery, hiking, and camping to the more famous Yosemite NP. As part of its dramatic scenery, Kings Canyon National Park in California offers looming mountains, tumbling waterfalls, and stands of giant sequoia trees. But for a number … Read more

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Best Hiking & Camping at Yosemite National Park

Gazing up at granite peaks, camping in glacial valleys, and hiking to plummeting waterfalls are just a few of the favorite activities at Yosemite National Park. Regularly touted as one of the most beautiful national parks, Yosemite is most famous for the iconic Half Dome, the sheer-walled El Capitan, and pristine Yosemite Valley. Receiving over … Read more

Sequoias National Forest

Camping Sequoia National Park & Sequoias National Forest

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees in the world, by volume, and many excellent camping opportunities. Most visitors come to explore a few of the roughly forty different groves of giant sequoias, some of which can be reached by road while others require hiking on easier … Read more

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Must-See National Parks of Wisconsin!

At first glance, many people might not realize there are any Wisconsin national parks. But look closer and you’ll see that there are several outstanding NPS units worth visiting. It can be helpful to know that, within the National Park System, only 63 units bear the attention-grabbing designation “national park.” But the National Park Service … Read more