Tag: National Parks

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Visited: August 2018 Duration: 1/2 day (could have been 2 days) Accommodations: Baymont by Wyndham Boston Heights Cuyahoga Valley National Park was our final destination on National Park Trip Season 3.  We are making the trek back towards home.  I had planned about a… Continue Reading “Cuyahoga Valley National Park”

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Visited: August 2018 Duration: 1 full day (spend more if the trails are open) Accommodations: AirBNB cabin, Bushkill, PA. Delaware Water Gap NRA was a beautiful place to be, unfortunately the year we decided to visit they had very bad storms.  No trails were… Continue Reading “Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area”

New York

New York!!!  State line sign #23 of 50.  This was taken while on National Park Trip Season 3 in the summer of 2018.  Right off of Interstate 90 coming from Pennsylvania into New York. Plenty of room to pull off and get a great… Continue Reading “New York”

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 3-4 hours Accommodations: Rough Riders Hotel, Medora (Highly recommend) The last national park we visited on the National Park Trip Season 2 was Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in beautiful Medora, North Dakota.  This park was perfect for wrapping up our… Continue Reading “Theodore Roosevelt National Park”

Glacier National Park

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 4 days Accomodations: AirBNB about 10 miles from the park. (Columbia Falls) Astrid Cabin Glacier National Park, the mother of them all. I have heard so much about this park I couldn’t wait to get here.  There is so much to… Continue Reading “Glacier National Park”

Grant-Kohrs Ranch

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Fairmont Hot Springs, Anaconda, Montana A stop between Yellowstone and Glacier to break up the 8 hour drive time was this gem located in Deer Lodge, Montana.  After a fantastic night swimming in a hot springs pool… Continue Reading “Grant-Kohrs Ranch”

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 1-2 hours Accomodations:  None. This was an afternoon stop between New Mexico and Texas. Capulin Volcano erupted over 60,000 years ago producing 2 kinds of volcanic products: cinders/scoria (frothy chunks of volcanic rock) and lava flows. Today you can walk… Continue Reading “Capulin Volcano National Monument”

Fort Union National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Las Vegas, NM (28 miles South of Fort Union) Fort Union was once a bustling community where soldiers practiced army drills, blacksmiths hammered out horseshoes and wheels for wagons. Traders traded items and news in English and… Continue Reading “Fort Union National Monument”

Pecos National Historic Park

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Santa Fe, NM (located 25 northwest of the park) Pecos National Historic park holds years of history. It preserves the archaeological site of a 15th century Pueblo, Spanish missions, the crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, New… Continue Reading “Pecos National Historic Park”

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 4 hours Great Sand Dunes was a pit stop on the road home from Mesa Verde National Park.  A co-worker had told me it is a must do for the kids. I figured we could at least burn off a… Continue Reading “Great Sand Dunes National Park”

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