While many national parks have been forced to close, there are great state-run alternatives.
Visitors dig up diamonds worth thousands of dollars. 💎
For many Americans, state parks provide the easiest and least expensive way to connect with nature.
The guide says the pictograph is one thousand years old, give or take one hundred. "You can't use carbon dating, because the paints are mineral based and not vegetable."
Get out of the mall and into the woods.
I hope some of this encourages you to get outside on Black Friday. Remember, nature is a gift. Get On the Water Kayak, paddleboard
Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?
Big-time fun. Small-city charm. Whichever you choose, reserve early. And keep an eye out for falling fish.
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Across the U.S., there are more than 5,000 state parks and recreation areas.