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Explore National Parks in Your Area

Bask in nature and soak up some history as you visit national parks in your region.
By Allison Martin
May/June 2013
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With nearly 400 national parks across the country, most of us live within reasonable distance of a great place to soak in nature.
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With nearly 400 national parks across the country, most of us are reasonably close to a great place to bask in nature and soak up some history. Why not explore the national parks in your area while the weather is warm? Visit nps.gov and search for parks that capture your interest. Whether you daytrip for a hike and a cookout or venture out for a week of camping, you will be recharging with time spent in nature. Here are a few outstanding parks to get you started:

National Parks in the Eastern U.S.

Acadia National Park

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Cape Cod National Seashore

Fire Island National Seashore

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Parks in the Midwest/Southwest

Badlands National Park

Bandelier National Monument

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Yellowstone National Park

National Parks in the Western U.S.

Death Valley National Park

Glacier National Park

Olympic National Park

Redwood National and State Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Yosemite National Park








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