One of the greatest gifts of traveling is exploring national parks, monuments, historic sites, forests and recreation areas. Here are articles about some of our favorites. Just click on the national park name to read about it.
Blue Ridge Parkway - “America’s Favorite Drive” follows the Appalachian Mountain chain for 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina. In addition to viewing spectacular vistas, travelers can experience the parkway through a number of activities, including hiking on nature trails, attending bluegrass jam sessions and exploring historic homesteads. Read more…
Attractions on and near the Blue Ridge Parkway:
- Blue Ridge Music Center
- Linville Falls
- Mabry Mill
- Moses Cone Memorial Park
- Mount Mitchell
- Grandfather Mountain
Bonaventure National Park, Gaspe National Park and Miguasha National Park, Quebec – Bonaventure Island’s feathered treasure; A 370 million-year-old fish tale; Climbing to the tundra. Read more…
Fish Dog – In the wilds of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula. (A World Heritage Pointer children’s story)
Everglades National Park, southern Florida - An alligator glides across the still waters in the Everglades. Another basks on the water’s edge. Swoosh! A young gator futilely lunges at an ibis. In this subtropical habitat, the sleek creatures surface everywhere. Read more..
Gator Dog - Crabby walking trees. (A World Heritage Pointer children’s story)
Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado
- Trail Ridge Road - This Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway traverses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park to Grand Lake.
- On the Road column in Out of Denver magazine – Elk bugle in the autumn
Sequoia National Park, California – Share our experiences in our Out of Denver magazine column, On the Road.
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve , near Jacksonville, FL - Riding the nature trails on a low impact Segway.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California
- Examiner.com – free ranger-guided kayaking tours for individuals and groups.
- On the Road column in Out of Denver magazine – free ranger-guided kayaking tours.
Yellowstone , Wyoming - The home of Old Faithful became the world’s first national park in 1879. It contains the world’s largest concentration of geysers and half the world’s known thermal features. Abundant wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, elk and bison, add to the thrill of visiting Yellowstone. Read more…
- Geyser Dog – A steamy winter wonderland. (A World Heritage Pointer children’s story)
Yosemite National Park, California – Share our experiences in our Out of Denver magazine column, On the Road.