Tag: Junior Ranger

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Visited: August 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours (including a picnic lunch) Accommodations:  Leaving Stowe, Vermont, staying in Conway, New Hampshire.   It was lunch time by the time we arrived in New Hampshire. This park has a great little picnic area in the parking lot….

Saratoga National Historical Park

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations: Bennington, Vermont One of the most decisive victories in American and world history was won here at Saratoga. The Battles of Saratoga began in September of 1777, with British Gen. John Burgoyne leading his troops down the…

Fort Stanwix National Monument

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Traveling across New York took us right in to Rome, New York for this fabulous National Monument. Right in the middle of town is a step back in history to interpret the events of the siege of 1777….

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 1-2 hours Accommodations: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel We are trekking across New York after spending a few days at Niagara Falls on our way to Maine. This was a fantastic little stop!  There are several historic houses to stop at…

Alibates Flint Quarries/Lake Meredith

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations:  Stayed with friends in Sanford, TX The last stop on our Spring Break National Park Trip was in Sanford, TX.  Chris and I met some fantastic people and we love them so much we planned a trip…

Mesa Verde National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 1 day Accommodations: Kokepelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, New Mexico. Mesa Verde National Park is what inspired our very first National Park trip, and the rest is history. Hunter was studying cliff dwellings in Social Studies in the 5th…

Grand Canyon National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 1 full day Accommodations: Thunderbird Lodge (I do not recommend) We spent a full day here at the park on the South Rim. We started off with an overpriced breakfast at Bright Angel Lodge. We walked the rim trail in…

Zion National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 2 days Accommodations: Cable Mountain Lodge, Sprindale, UT. Zion National Park, this was the park I was most looking forward to on National Park Trip Season 1. It brought 0 disappointments. We started our morning out leaving Bryce Canyon and…

Petroglyph National Monument

Duration: 2-3 hours For the next stop on National Park Trip Season 3: Spring Break edition we traveled north to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Petroglyph National Monument is located just off to the west of Albuquerque, directly north of I40. We headed straight to the…

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Welcome back, the next stop we made on our Spring Break National Park trip was Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.  There are four different sites to visit at this monument: Abo, Quarai, Gran Quivira and the Headquarters/Visitor Center located in Mountanair, New Mexico.  We…

Guadaloupe Mountains National Park

Just a few miles south of Carlsbad Caverns is another great National Park, Guadaloupe Mountains.  We planned for a whole day here but the weather was windy and cold, so we got it done in an afternoon. We started at the Visitor Center, very…

George Washington Carver National Monument

Spring Break 2018- National Park Trip Season 3.1 has started!! This is the first stop of many on this trip heading toward the Southwest Region of the National Park Passport Book. This stop is in the very bottom of the Midwest Region.  I knew…

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