More Great Outdoor National Parks Part 2

What a great problem to have! We are able to be “out and about” this summer and boy are we making up for lost time.  Reports of lines at the entrances to some of the most famous of our Parks – like Grand Canyon – are a reflection of our enthusiasm about exploring our Great Outdoors.  The National Park Service has been drawing attention to some of the lesser-known public lands whose majesty and unique grandeur are just waiting for us.

North Cascades National Park, Washington  -  With over 400 miles to hike, this Park features, valleys, forests, glaciers, over 200 species of birds to watch and multiple fishing spots.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon  -  This location of fossil beds and geological history is home to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, river rafting, mountain biking and camping.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah  -  The landscape of canyons, mesas, spires, fins, arches and deep river gorges also includes the Colorado and Green Rivers, and welcomes horseback riding, backpacking and hiking.

 Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland  -  The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln following the Union victory at the end of the Battle of Antietam.  As you walk through the now-peaceful landscape hear Park Rangers share the history of the Civil War.

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan  -  Lake Superior is largest freshwater lake in the world and is also home to Isle Royal and the surrounding 450+ smaller islands which comprise the Park.  Backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers will discover unparalleled escape from civilization.

Great Outdoors Month continues and we hope you agree with us that it is only the very beginning of a summer when we can truly enjoy our natural surroundings and …

Remember the Great Outdoors!!

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