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Canoeing the Rugged Waters of Voyageurs National Park

Take a virtual tour with us as we explore the untamed wild of Voyageurs National Park, one of the few places in the United States where you can look south to see Canada. When you visit the more than 344 square miles of rugged waters and mossy forest floor in Voyageurs National Park, you can…

Take a Walk Through History in Badlands National Park

Sprawled in the southwest region of South Dakota, the majority of Badlands National Park was carved by wind and rain into a seemingly infinite expanse of canyons, ravines, mesas, buttes and gullies–the sort of harsh, uninhabitable landscape that makes master hikers roll up their sleeves and grit their teeth. But then there is the softer,…

Challenge Your Imagination at Arches National Park

Every national park in the United States boasts a unique ecosystem and distinctive atmosphere, but few challenge the imagination and cause visitors to appreciate the power of Mother Nature like those made of rock chiseled into shape by wind and water. Millions of years of erosion and constantly turning seasons can whittle remarkable features into…

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park Exploration

Sky-high tree tops as far as the eye can see–is there any sweeter view in the world than a sprawling and expanding forest? Skirting eastern California and crawling toward the border of Nevada: that’s where you’ll find some of the nation’s oldest and most beloved forests and national parks. Remote, untouched and majestic, these national…

Follow the Crooked River at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

If someone ever tells you the American Midwest isn’t a place for adventure seekers, kindly point them in the direction of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. And when you do, tell them to set aside some vacation time in October. Awash in magnificent fall colors, the rolling hills and sprawling floodplains make Cuyahoga Valley a bucket…

Discover Life Renewed at Lassen Volcanic National Park

For three years, fire and rock burst into the sky, sending smoke and ash miles high. Almost 300 times over the course of 36 months, a boiling and churning cauldron of gas and white hot liquid earth exploded, scattering huge portions of the mountain, melting away entire cliff faces and completely rearranging the horizon. After…

Redwood National Park: California at its Wildest

There are certain places on Earth that make us marvel at the true power of Mother Nature and contemplate the wonders of this planet. Whether it’s their scale or their beauty, these natural creations are awe-inspiring and regal. Such is the case of Redwood National Park, where ancient wooden behemoths loom large over a spectacular…

Paddle Among Giants at Congaree National Park

In the heart of South Carolina, just 20 miles from the state’s capital, Columbia, there stands a miraculous example of what happens when an ecosystem remains undisturbed and nature can flourish. This place is Congaree National Forest, a sprawling stretch of forest, swamp and wildlife. Forests like the wetland woods of Congaree National Park are…

Mount Rainier National Park: Mighty and Majestic

Some volcanoes are majestic mountains cloaked in forest and flowers. Others, such as Mount Rainier, are naked in their might. To some, it’s a Valhalla, home to the gods. To others, it’s an outpost of hell. Born of a clash of volcanic fire and glacial ice, this is the tallest peak in the Cascade Mountains,…

Heed the Call of the Wild at Wind Cave National Park

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the whistle and feel the breeze. Walk in the direction of that faint noise and that gentle blow, cross wavelike prairie and untamed forest, walk until you can’t walk any farther, and you’ll have found it. Wind Cave, a natural wonder, one of the world’s oldest caves…