Haleakala National Park is a crater with alien like landscape. The sunrise is mystical and simply beautiful, but the weather is unpredictable. With rain and fog on the way up, were we able to see the sun rise? Read on for more….Read more
The dark clouds are above us as we approached the Mammoth Cave visitor center. The threat of rain is hovering over us but fear not – Most of this park is indoors, and naturally air-conditioned!
Fortunately, we did our research ahead and booked the tour before we got there. Nearly all tours were booked for the morning with only a few left in the afternoon. While it was a warm summer day, most visitors carried a sweatshirt with them. It will be important in a few minutes.Read more
The rain was light but constant as we approached the park in mid-morning on a Monday. As we leave the relative hustle and bustle of Columbia, South Carolina, the traffic melted away and the trees became thicker. The air is musty and the crowd is — well, not there. The parking lot is nearly empty. The entrance is unassuming, just to the side of the road. What can we expect? Where are the people?Read more
Do you have a favorite list of national parks? Surely, yours would be different than mine, but is there a way to rank national parks objectively? Read on and find out.Read more
The unique and very recognizable formation that is known as the Badlands is the feature of Badlands National Park. The scenery is stunning and the park easy to visit with its Badlands Loop Road. There are good hiking trails that meander through the canyon and grasslands. Click below to read more about this wonderful park.Read more
Ever dreamed about relaxing by a beautiful lake with eagles, loons and otters prancing around you and fish on the hook? Voyageurs National Park is such a place.
Find out more – click below to go to the web site.Read more
Theodore Roosevelt National Park doesn’t have a signature attraction, and yet it’s a lot of fun to visit. It has a little of everything, from Badlands scenery to history to wildlife that all comes together. Click below to read the full story.Read more
Isle Royale is one of the hardest National Parks to visit, but that is a key attraction. The island is great for hiking, boating, and a place to just unplug. For the full story, click below.Read more
Beautiful green space in the middle of a metropolis with a strong feeling of nostalgia. That is the essence of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. From beautifully preserved historical structures to excellent biking and hiking trails to a nostalgic ride on the scenic railroad, this park fulfills the need for recreation.Read more
An enormous eruption 7,700 years ago created Crater Lake, when massive pressure under the 12,000 foot Mount Mazama caused a circle of vents to form and started to spew lava. Eventually, enough vents formed around the mountain in a circular pattern and when enough lava flowed out, the entire top of the mountain collapsed and formed a deep, circular hole. Over time, rain water filled the hole to create a lake.Read more