Wed, Jun 06 2012 at 10:58 AM
This North Carolina park has the highest peak east of the Mississippi, reachable by car or by the daunting Mount Mitchell Trail that climbs 3,600 feet in 5.5 miles.
Fri, Sep 02 2011 at 8:00 AM
This famous urban greenspace is where the locals go to shrug off big city living and where the tourists go to see what all the fuss is about.
Thu, Sep 01 2011 at 8:14 AM
This South Dakota park delivers a dose of rugged beauty, from the namesake rocks to a classic prairie teeming with wildlife.
Wed, Aug 31 2011 at 7:04 AM
There's a reason why more than 4 million people visit this Wyoming wonder annually. (Don't worry: there's enough nature for everyone to enjoy.)
Tue, Aug 30 2011 at 8:54 AM
From rugged Pacific Coast beaches to the lush rain forest, this park in Washington state offers a lifetime's worth of exploration.
Mon, Aug 29 2011 at 8:43 AM
Most people know this park for its superlatives — hottest, lowest and the largest in the continental U.S. — but it holds many more secrets worth exploring.
Fri, Aug 26 2011 at 8:05 AM
This New Hampshire gem is a four-season recreational hub with hiking in the summer and snow skiing in the winter. (Bonus: It's easy to get to, thanks to access from the interstate.)
Thu, Aug 25 2011 at 9:22 AM
This Maryland park houses Camp David, the famous presidential retreat, but you're more likely to see whitetail deer and black bears than a president.
Wed, Aug 24 2011 at 8:12 AM
These isolated islands off the California coast — sometimes called the Galapagos of North America — are teeming with marine life.
Tue, Aug 23 2011 at 8:21 AM
The most notable structure in Nashville's green playground is the Parthenon, a replica of the ancient temple made of modern materials.