The Best National Parks in Delaware

Best National Parks in Delaware

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Established on December 19, 2006, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail consists of several water routes. It stretches up to 3,000 miles and can be found in the Chesapeake Bay. The trail dates back to 1608 when Captain John Smith explored the Bay and discovered several … Read more

The Best National Parks in Maryland

Best National Parks in Maryland

Antietam National Battlefield Located in Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Washington County. This historic site is where the Battle of Antietam took place; a twelve-hour long blood bath on the 17th of September, 1862 where over 23,000 soldiers either lost their lives, got severely injured, or got missing on that day. This event turned the typically … Read more

The Best National Parks in Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park With its sculpted glaciers, shimmering lakes, and beautiful surrounding shores, Acadia National Park is a must-see when visiting national parks in Maine. There are so many activities to enjoy here, including biking, fishing, boating, guided boat tours, and of course, hiking the 158 miles scenic trails. This park boasts a mountain known … Read more

The Best National Parks in Iowa

Best National Parks in Iowa

Effigy Mounds National Monument Over 200 prehistoric mounds are preserved within the grounds of over 2500 acres of the Effigy Mounds National Monument tucked in the Upper Mississippi River Valley lowlands of Iowa. These treasured mounds are said to have been made by mound builders of pre-Columbian heritage known as Woodland Indians who have origins … Read more

The Best National Parks in Indiana

Best National Parks in Indiana

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Located in Southwest Indiana (Vincennes), the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is open all year round to visitors. This park was created in 1931 as a memorial to George Rogers Clark, an American colonel. During the revolutionary war in 1779, Clark led 170 militiamen on an 18-day trek … Read more

The Best National Parks in Connecticut

Best National Parks in Connecticut

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in eastern United States, this trail is a footpath of over 2,180 miles which passes through 14 states including Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia. The lengthy trail is surrounded by … Read more

15 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels

The Virginia Memorial at Gettysburg

I wrote yesterday about my visit to Gettysburg over the weekend.  While browsing the gift shop at the Visitor’s center, I stopped to check out their extensive selection of Civil War inspired nonfiction and novels.  Between visiting Gettysburg and seeing Margaret Mitchell’s house in May, I’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking about the Civil War and … Read more

The Best National Parks in Alaska

Alaska - Denali Highway

Looking for the best national parks in Alaska? From national parks to national monuments to preserves, here are the best Alaska national parks! Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve is a 4000 square mile area in Alaska, close to the border with Canada. The preserve was established in 1978 to protect … Read more

The Best National Parks in Kentucky

USA - Kentucky - Mammoth Cave National Park

Looking for the best national parks in Kentucky? From national parks to national monuments to preserves, here are the best Kentucky national parks! Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park This national historical park which commemorates the 16th president of the United States of America is located at Lincoln Farm Rd, near Louisville, Kentucky. There are … Read more

The Best National Parks in Oregon

USA - Oregon - Crater Lake National Park

Looking for the best national parks in Oregon? From national parks to national monuments to preserves, here are the best Orgeon national parks! Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is a 4900-mile route that stretches across 16 US states. The trail, which honors the Lewis and Clark Expedition, follows … Read more