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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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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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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

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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

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Must-See National Monuments, Battlefields, & Seashores!

When people plan their national parks road trips, they often overlook some of the best units, like national monuments, battlefields, and seashores. For many outdoor adventurers, the focus is understandably on the 63 national parks, which offer many world-class opportunities like Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, and Zion NP. But the National Park Service manages … Read more

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The Ultimate National Parks Route 66 Road Trip!

Chances are you’ve heard about Route 66—possibly through the popular song, Get Your Kicks on Route 66, or as a kitschy road trip across the southwestern U.S. Also called the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, today Historic Route 66 is a heritage corridor crossing eight states over approximately 2,450 miles from Chicago, … Read more