Banff National Park

Turquoise Lakes and Snowcapped peaks   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 4 Days Must See: Icefields Parkway, Emerald Lake, Canoeing, Camping Time of the Year to Visit: Spring, Summer, Fall (we visited in August) Audience: Everyone (short trails, some drivable highlights)     About Banff Banff is known for […]

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Acadia National Park

Breathtaking views and local fun Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Cadillac Mountain, lunch at Jordan Pond House, anyplace you can take in the shore and cliff views Time of the Year to Visit: Fall (we visited in mid-September) Audience: Everyone (variety of trails, beautiful views)     About Acadia People have been […]

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Redwood National Park

There’s more to see than just big trees   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Fern Canyon, Chandelier Drive-thru Tree Time of the Year to Visit: Spring – Fall (we visited in the Fall) Audience: Everyone (variety of trail lengths and levels of difficulty)   About Redwood Most people know Redwood as […]

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Death Valley National Park

The big park of beautiful surprises   Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 3 Days Must See: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palatte Drive Time of the Year to Visit: Winter (we visited in late December) Audience: Everyone (short trails, mostly drivable to the highlights)     About Death Valley In this below-sea-level basin, steady […]

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Virgin Islands National Park

Paradise is where you can hike to the beach Trip Cost ($ – $$$): $$$ Time to Hit the Highlights: 4 days Must See: Snorkeling with Sea Turtles at Maho Bay, Caneel Hill Trail, Reef Bay Trail, Honeymoon Beach Time of the Year to Visit: Spring/Fall Audience: Everyone (variety of trails, small and large beaches, not all activities require […]

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