Scenic Drives and National Parks
Everyone knows about Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. We don’t serve our purpose by covering these scenic and exceptional national treasures in our pages. What we would like to do is acquaint you with some of the lesser known but interesting and scenic places within the National Parks system. One advantage of these lesser known national parks is that you have a good chance of getting to enjoy them without fighting for a parking space or camping space at the campground. I remember the year we visited Denali National Park and being in the Visitor Center waiting in line to get information about the park. It was like we were at a busy urban airport, people bustling about everywhere.
We’ve got lots of parks in our trip records inventory from our past trips, but the issue of time and energy limits how fast we can get pages or posts filled to better acquaint you with them. 🙂
Our directory on this page will include all the parks we’ve visited. As time and energy permits we’ll annotate the directory with links to articles and posts about each scenic attraction.
Lake Superior Parks – Lake Superior Circle Tour
Grand Portage National Monument – articles on Grand Portage in SuperiorTrails
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – articles on Apostle Islands in SuperiorTrails
Raspberry Island Lighthouse in the Apostle Islands
Upper Mississippi Great River Road
Interstate Park – St. Croix National Scenic River
Effigy Mounds National Monument – ScenicPathways article on Effigy Mounds National Park
Arkansas-Missouri Ozarks Scenic Drives
Ozarks National Scenic Riverway Recreation Sites:
Buffalo National River Recreation Sites – articles on Buffalo River in QuiltingPathways Scenic Byways
Hot Springs National Park – see our ScenicPathways article on visiting the Hot Springs National Park
Natchez Trace Parkway –
Natchez Trace History – ScenicPathways article on the History of the Natchez Trace
Natchez Trace Parkway – ScenicPathways article on driving the Modern Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez Historical Park
Shiloh Military Park
Gulf Islands National Seashore Park
National Park Service – Search to Find a Park
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