Explore National Parks in Your Area

Bask in nature and soak up some history as you visit national parks in your region.

| May/June 2013

  • 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






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