Blue Ridge Parkway Mountain Majesty

One of the most scenic roads in America, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile road that winds along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains providing an unique view of picturesque landscape and history. The Parkway connects Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park at the north end with North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the south […]

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The Big Blackout: National Parks For Viewing the Solar Eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse is just weeks away from sweeping across the nation. An earlier article, Mark Your Calendars: North American Solar Eclipse 2017, introduced this amazing celestial phenomenon that occurs on August 21, 2017. Many are flocking to the few big cities on the phenomenon’s path of totality, but why spend loads on flights and […]

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National Parks That Excel In Fall & Winter

A big part of the fascination of National Parks comes from their incredible diversity. Because they were intended to preserve the best of America’s natural, cultural, and historical assets, the parks can’t help being loaded with superlatives: biggest, deepest, hottest, wettest … and much more. For example, we all know that Death Valley National Park […]

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Forest Heritage Scenic Byway & Cradle of Forestry Historic Site

Travel back in time and explore history and beautiful scenery on the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway (U.S. 276) through the Pisgah National Forest. As you wind your way on old settlement roads past mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, imagine how this landscape looked decades ago when modern forestry began. Begin your driving journey at the […]

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National Parks Inspire Love Of Nature

National Parks inspire life-changing love of nature by taking people out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. This has never been more true than now on the eve of the anniversary of the National Park Service on August 25. The park service manages 58 national parks, including iconic parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, Grand Canyon, […]

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