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With 417 sites in the National Park Service it can be a little difficult to keep up with it all. This list will help. You can also see where I've visited and read my stories about our national parks.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has six amazing auto touring routes for an easy tour through the nature of the Appalachian Mountains.

5 Best Scenic Overlooks on the Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway is a beautiful and hidden drive through the mountains with lots of scenic overlooks, but which are the best for the mountain views and sunsets?

From New York to Georgia the Appalachian Mountains feature some of the most beautiful vistas in the country and it only gets better in the fall. As deciduous trees begin their annual show of color people get out of the house for long drives on scenic routes, exciting hiking trails, and gorgeous scenic overlooks. After […]

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited national park in the country for a good reason: there are countless things to do spread across two states and thousands of acres. But sometimes it can be difficult to pick just one thing to do in the park. Other times you may find yourself in […]

There are so many amazing places to hike on the Appalachian Trail, but what if you just don’t have the time? While the AT is known for its remoteness in nature it is also easily accessible at the thousands of road crossings. These three locations in Northeast Tennessee are great places to strike out for […]

Although not the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park I certainly felt like I was standing on the roof of the world at the Newfound Gap Scenic Overlook. It’s kinda the “center” of the park along Highway 441 between Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, making it easily accessible from must about […]

I had only been on the Appalachian Trail for about thirty minutes and I’d already come across a field of wild ponies, viewed a breathtaking panorama from the top of a rocky outcropping, and I could see the tallest mountain in Virginia nearby. This is exactly why Grayson Highlands State Park is one of the […]

The Appalachian Trail features over 250 shelters from Georgia to Maine, spread about 15 miles apart. These shelters are primarily meant for thru-hikers who do not carry a tent or sleeping bag to keep the weight of their pack down, but anyone can use these. If I were to write a review of the shelters […]

The Six NPS Sites I Visited on the #RoadtoTBEX

During the #RoadtoTBEX from North Carolina to New York I visited six sites of the National Park Service.