Dry Tortugas National Park - cozy?
As I get ready to fly back home from Dallas today, I see that the Examiner has an article in their Outdoor Travel section entitled “Frommer’s top 5 parks for cozy camping.” Here are the picks:
- Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West, FL
- Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI
- Virgin Islands National Park, Saint John and St. Thomas
- Channel Islands National Park, California
- Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Letchworth State Park, “The Grand Canyon of the East,” is located 35 miles south of Rochester, NY and 55 miles east of Buffalo, along the Genesee River that cuts a deep canyon through the park. Recreation is where it’s at in Letchworth, with some 66 miles of hiking trails. Horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are also allowed in designated areas.
Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald (PDPhoto.Org)
Glacier National Park might just be one of the last, bona-fide, real-deal wilderness areas in the United States – although the park doesn’t really end at the border. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, comprised of Glacier National Park on the U.S. side and Waterton Lakes National Park on the Canadian side, was established by the two countries in 1932.
At first glance, Glacier National Park might seem like a strange recommendation for families. This place is rugged – real rugged. At 1,600 square miles it’s a bit bigger than Yosemite, but there’s only one road in the entire park and it’s only 50 miles long.