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Colorado - Rocky Mountain National Park - Stephanie at Lake Irene

I’m currently sitting in a snowed-in hotel in Dickinson, North Dakota, reflecting on a successful National Parks road trip, and how our America the Beautiful Pass made it possible. As we left Theodore Roosevelt National Park last night, we counted up the thirty-five (35!) national parks, monuments, memorials, battlefields, historical parks, historic trails, recreation areas, … Read more

The 13 National Parks in Missouri: Why & How to Visit Each One!

I have spent almost my whole life in Missouri, yet it’s only recently that I’ve had the time to properly examine and appreciate the beauty of the national parks in Missouri and other local travel destinations that I have taken for granted. I think this is a common experience people are having this year now … Read more

National Parks in Virginia

National Parks in Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail The historic Appalachian National Scenic trail cuts through fourteen states in the eastern U.S.A including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Popularly also known as the A.T., the trail is over 2,000 miles long. The Appalachian National … Read more

National Parks in Vermont

National Parks in Vermont

Appalachian National Scenic Trail The idea of the Appalachian Trail was conceived in 1921 and fully birthed in 1937. It’s a 2,180 miles long trail across major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. The trail travels through 14 states in the United States of America. The states are; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, … Read more

National Parks in Pennsylvania

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Allegheny Portage Railroad Located in southwestern Pennsylvania and about 12 miles from Altoona, Allegheny Portage Railroad is the first-ever railroad to be constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. The railroad which till today remains an industrial wonder functioned from 1834 to 1854. The railroad played a huge part in influencing and advancing the American trade market … Read more

National Parks in Rhode Island

National Parks in Rhode Island

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Often referred to as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is the place where America’s first textile mill (Slater Mill) was built. Blackstone River was chosen as the power source or the mill due to the convergence of all the right conditions … Read more

The 18 National Parks in New Mexico: Why & How to Visit Each One!

New Mexico is a stunning destination for anyone looking to explore a natural or cultural wonder. The state is practically bursting at the seams with beauty and awe-inspiring sites. Here are the US National Parks in New Mexico so you can plan your own New Mexico adventure! Can’t read now? Pin for later! How to … Read more

The 8 National Parks in Arkansas: Why & How to Visit Each One!

Growing up in the foothills of the Ozarks in Arkansas, I would spend nearly all my free time exploring the treasure trove of natural wonders the state had to offer. I would be all but consumed with researching the best spots to catch a glimpse of a waterfall, or finding paths less traveled. And the … Read more

The 16 Colorado National Parks: Why & How to Visit Each One!

I’ve been to a few National Park Service sites in Colorado, and they never disappoint! Here are the US National Parks in Colorado so you can plan your own Colorado adventure. Can’t read now? Pin for later! How to Visit Colorado’s National Parks Well, if you’re a Colorado local then you probably already know that … Read more