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Fern Canyon Trail in Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park

California Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Redwood National Park

Fern Canyon Trail in Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park

If you are visiting Redwood National and State Parks along California’s north coast, the Fern Canyon Trail is not to be missed! Located in a remote area of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, spectacular Fern Canyon is a shady, green paradise. Hike through a narrow canyon, carved out by Home Creek, where the surrounding walls are draped in ferns and mosses.

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Biscayne National Park – What to See and Do

Biscayne National Park Florida

Biscayne National Park – What to See and Do

Many people flock to Florida each year to escape the cold weather, but only about 650,000 visitors make their way to beautiful Biscayne National Park.  Since the park is over 95% water, it’s not surprising to know that more than half of all visitors come in by boat (source) rather than by automobile.

If you don’t happen to own a watercraft (or have it with you when visiting Florida), don’t worry!  There are a few things to near the visitor center without leaving land, or you can join the other 22,000 visitors per year that take one of the guided tours offered in the park.

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8 Best Day Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

California Joshua Tree National Park

8 Best Day Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

There are plenty of phenomenal choices when trying to select the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park.  Though this park is well known for its world-class rock climbing, the park’s hiking trails are also amazing.  If you live in southern California, it’s likely that you’re only a few hours from this outdoor wonderland.  Even if you can only spare a day, we’re certain you’ll enjoy any of the hikes we have selected in this guide.

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Is the “National Park Effect” Real?

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Is the “National Park Effect” Real?

When a national monument gains “national park” status, are they guaranteed to receive an immediate boost in attendance in the following years?

Is there such thing as a “National Park Effect?”

What will happen with attendance at the nation's newest National Parks in the next few years?

We attempt to answer the question.

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Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park Florida

Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park

The Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park is one of the most popular trails in the park.  At only four miles from the main entrance to the park (and the Earnest F. Coe Visitor Center) and fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, it is extremely easy to get to.  The trail is very easy to travel on, and perfect for young families.

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