60 parks in 60 days

60 parks in 60 days
We've crisscrossed the nation to give you a taste of the country's best parks. We'll be bringing you a new park every day this summer. Join us for the ride.
Sunrise at Badlands National Park in South Dakota is almost Mars-like.

Badlands National Park: A user's guide

This South Dakota park delivers a dose of rugged beauty, from the namesake rocks to a classic prairie teeming with wi...


The 8 Most Dangerous Places in Your Home and How to Fix Them

An HSC survey found that more than half of American adults couldn’t think of anything they should do to make their ho...

Poppies in Big Sur

Big Sur: California's wildest coastline

Click through this gallery to see the sights, activities, and wildlife that you'll enjoy while visiting Big Sur.

A lighthouse along Point Reyes

Point Reyes: A seashore sanctuary

Point Reyes offers visitors much to explore and enjoy.

The hills and trails of Mount Tamalpais aka Mount Tam

Mount Tam: The hiker's heaven

Mount Tamalpais offers miles upon miles of hills, valleys and stretches of bay that provide excellent backpacking and...

Death Valley at twilight

Death Valley: A vast space, full of surprises

For a location with a name as forbidding as Death Valley, this extreme location has a surprising amount of life.

A trail in the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve

Palo Alto Baylands: Magnificent marshes will take your br...

The Palo Alto Baylands Preserve is a special place in the San Francisco bay area of California.

tree in bloom in Grant Park

Grant Park: Take a tour of an urban oasis

With more than 131 acres, Grant Park is a giant greenspace that provides a natural foil to urban living. Tucked just ...

Sunset at Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay State Park: So much nature packed into one big ...

The 2,700-acre park covers grasslands, freshwater riparian habitat, saltwater marshes, and coastal sage scrub habitat.

Golden Gate Bridge

Marin Headlands: Open spaces, wildlife and a fascinating ...

Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin Headlands boast open spaces, wildlife, and a fascinating ...

Montana de Oro boulders

Montana de Oro: The Mountain of Gold

California's Montaña de Oro state park has it all -- rocky and dramatic shorelines, beautiful plants and wildlife.

Big Basin Father Tree

History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods

The oldest state park in California boasts old-growth forests and diverse plant and animal life.