Monthly Archives: November 2016

Parks Less Traveled

Hopefully, you can find fresh, "good" air in our National Parks and while we're all familiar with the "usual" (Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, etc.) the following seem to have fallen off the radar screen and are well-worth a visit (beyond which they're NOT crowded):  National Park of American Samoa (balmy year-round temperatures); Lake Clark National Park (offers magnificent wildlife sightings, best visited during the summer months); Isle Royal National Park (situated on Lake Superior near the Canadian border); North Cascades National Park (stretching to the northern limits of Washington (State); Dry Tortugas National Park (situated 70 miles west of Key West these islets are a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers); Channel Islands National Park (often called the Galapagos of North America, this archipelago is situated off the coast of southern California); Great Sand Dunes National Park (especially kid friendly with junior ranger programs); Big Bend National Park (straddles the U.S./Mexico border with some 500 million years of history); Redwood National Park (some great, moderate hikes);  Crater Lake National Park (the lake is more than five miles in diameter and over 1900 feet deep); and Havasu Falls in Grand Canyon National Park (with no roads in you can only access on foot, on horseback or via helicopter so the Falls are yours once you get there)
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