The as well. These parks have the same

The
United States is one of the largest countries in the world.
Throughout the millions of miles, there are large cities, miles and
miles of highway, countless suburban towns and many beautiful
national parks. You may have been to the national parks such as
Yosemite, Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon, but there is
true beauty in some of the lesser known parks as well. These parks
have the same untold beauty that the popular parks have but often get
overshadowed. Planning your next adventure to one of these parks
would be a great nature getaway!

Muir
Woods National Monument, California

Muir
Woods is in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, a forty-five-minute
drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Immediately after the Golden
Gate Bridge, you will begin to see the full greenery that inhabits
the Northern Bay Area, but it isn’t until you enter the national
park that you see what makes it so special: the redwood trees. These
trees reach up to 258 feet tall and are anywhere from 500 to 1,200
years old! Hiking through the 6 miles of trails will leave you tired
but make you appreciate the redwoods like never before.

North
Cascades National Park, Washington

A
few states North in Washington is North Cascades National Park. This
nature lovers haven is located three hours from Seattle. This
national park is filled with so many activities to do that it is
essential to plan your day in advance. With a mixture of hiking
trails, mountain views, lookouts, scenic drives, and large bodies of
water, this national park is a perfect destination for a summer
camping trip with the family. Driving along the North Cascade Highway
is extremely popular because of the variety of scenery that is along
it. A great treat for those who’d rather not go on a hike or in the
water.

Isle
Royale National Park, Michigan
The
last national park on the list is special because it is only
accessible by boat or seaplane! Isle Royale National Park is an
island within Lake Superior and can be accessed from both Michigan
and Minnesota. Along with magnificent views and a variety of hikes,
the Isle Royale offers a unique national park experience with scuba
diving, a walkable old copper mine and a very old lighthouse. For
those that are adventurous and love water, scuba diving is an
excellent choice! You can get a closer view of nine shipwrecks within
Lake Superior. The island used to be a booming copper mine and there
are still mining roads you can walk on! Finally, the national park,
under great conditions, has a view of the Northern Lights.

Give
the Little Guys a Chance
Next
time you are thinking of taking a trip to a national park, consider
the ones in this list! Lesser known parks are also great because
there tends to be less people, meaning a more intimate experience
with nature. You don’t have to be at the biggest, most-well known
places to get special memories. Muir Woods, North Cascade and Isle
Royale National Park all offer unique experiences that can be special
for all!