For anyone who believes in the vision of Hello Ranger, you’ll find yourself right at home with the National Trails System. And while we may not have one of the famous “Triple Crown” trails, there are still thousands of miles of National Trails winding through the heartland.
From family-friendly to pick-the-grit-out-of-your-teeth rides, the Rocky Mountains and Southwest deliver with epic biking options.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park preserves one of the most significant routes for westward expansion in the U.S., anchored by a pass that served as the primary route for early settlers into Kentucky from Virginia and Tennessee.
How was this oasis of a park established? When research began to create a monument dedicated to the 26th U.S. President, there were several locations in play.
By and large, a vast majority of these annual visitors make the trip in the summer and fall, and rightfully so, but the latter season is easily the optimal time to experience the one-and-only Acadia National Park.
Winter seems to be everyone’s least favorite time of year, but with summer coming to close and a pandemic raging our world, nature can always serve as an escape from our everyday woes, even in the frigid cold.
If you’re looking for some trip inspiration for a “squeeze-it-in-this-summer” day trip or weekend vacation, we recommend trying out one of these Midwest national park destinations.
Many people visit Alaska with the hope of traveling everywhere. However, they quickly realize how truly difficult it is to travel within Alaska due to very few roads. They also discover that Denali National Park is easily the most accessible of all the national parks in Alaska. Many times, visitors have only one day in the park.
Vibrant orange, rust, and pinks paint the national parks in the Southwest. These colors pop when the light glints off deep river-carved canyons and smooth sandstone walls. The land also seems to defy gravity with otherworldly spires stretching upwards and arches that seem like they should just crumble into dust, yet they persist against the elements.
Most folks would beeline their way to Muir Woods or Golden Gate Bridge for a day trip, but there’s more to the Bay Area beyond these iconic sites.