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The 12 Most Dog Friendly National Parks for 2022

Post Summary: Dog Friendly National Parks Picture this, you’re driving across the country with nothing but open road ahead of you. Your favorite tunes are on, windows down, and your canine best friend is in the passenger seat with their head out and tongue lolling to the side. You both are ecstatic to be away …

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The 15 Most Visited National Parks in the US in 2020

Post Summary: Find out which are the US’s Most Visited National Parks I canceled visits to dozen-plus national parks and I avoid my local National Park due to the crowds so I was expecting National Park visitation to down as a whole this year. As I dug into the National Park Service’s 2020 Annual Visitor’s …

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23 Best USA National Parks to Visit in the Spring

Spring is a special time to spend in the national parks. During this season the temperatures are starting to get warmer and life returns to the area. Wildlife comes out of hibernation becomes more active as spring begins to bloom in the parks. Most parks begin to reopen during the spring after limited access during …

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How to Make the Most of a Weekend in Yosemite National Park

Nestled in the Western Sierra Nevada’s, Yosemite National Park is California’s premier National Park. Originally created by President Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864, the Yosemite Grant marked the first example of parkland being set aside for preservation and public use. It eventually set a precedent for the creation of the first national park in …

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20 Best Day Hikes in the USA to Put on Your Bucket List

There is no shortage of hiking trails in the National Parks.  There are more than 21,000 miles of hiking trail spread across 419 National Park Service Units.  Some hikes are short boardwalks and others are long-distance hiking trails   There is a park and trail for every hiking skill level.  Not every hiker wants to head …

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One Day in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park is one of America’s iconic National Parks.  The magnificence of Yosemite Valley has inspired artists and writers for generations.  It only took one week for writer and naturalist John Muir to realize that Yosemite is a special place and needs to protected and preserved for future generations.  Yosemite Valley is one of the …

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Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

Fall is a wonderful time to spend in the national parks. The weather is slowly changing from the heat of summer to the cool of winter. I always feel like the parks come back to life. The wildlife is more active with their last-minute winter preparations. This year’s babies are starting to find their place …

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