Parks and Recreation In The US; a State by State List

Last Updated on May 28, 2022 by Editor

Parks and recreation in the U.S. takes many forms. It’s the green spaces that give respite, the monuments to exceptional accomplishments, the sites that tell the story of our people, and they’re home to our arts and culture.

As varied as state and national parks are, there is one thing they all have in common. Parks are the best of us.

Here is a list of nearly 800 major parks and trails in the United States, sorted by state. Where available, we’ve included inspirational destination guides to fuel your next adventure.

Table of Contents

Parks and Recreation In Alabama

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Russell Cave National Monument
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Alabama State Parks

DeSoto
Cheaha
Gulf
Joe Wheeler

Parks and Recreation In Alaska

Alagnak Wild River
Aleutian World War II National Historic Area
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Archeological District
Denali National Park
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Katmai National Park & Preserve
Kenai Fjords National Park
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Noatak National Preserve
Sitka National Historical Park
Wrangell – St. Elias National Park
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Alaska State Parks

Chugach
Denali
Wood-Tikchik
Totem Bight

Parks and Recreation In American Samoa

 National Park of American Samoa
Arch and cliffs at Canyon de Chelly National Monument - Arizona
Canyon de Chelly National Monument – near Chinle, AZ

Parks and Recreation In Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Coronado National Memorial
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Havasu Falls Havasu Falls; An Epic Adventure In The Southwest
Hohokam Pima National Monument
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
A breathtaking sunset over open roadside land in Arizona.
Breathtaking sunset over open roadside land in Arizona.

Arizona State Parks

Slide Rock
Red Rock
Tonto Natural Bridge
Kartchner Caverns
Quapaw Baths - Hot Springs National Park - Hot Springs, AR
Quapaw Baths – Hot Springs National Park – Hot Springs, AR

Parks and Recreation In Arkansas

Arkansas Post National Memorial
Buffalo National River
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Hot Springs National Park
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Pea Ridge National Military Park
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site

Arkansas State Parks

Petit Jean
Devil’s Den
Village Creek
Crater of Diamonds
Lake Chicot
Racing the wind at Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Race the wind at Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Parks and Recreation In California

AIDS Memorial Grove National Memorial
Alcatraz Island
Cabrillo National Monument
California National Historic Trail
Channel Islands National Park
Death Valley National Park
Devils Postpile National Monument
Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
Fort Point National Historic Site
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
John Muir National Historic Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Kings Canyon National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Manzanar National Historic Site
Mojave National Preserve
Muir Woods National Monument
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Pinnacles National Monument
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Monument
Presidio of San Francisco
Redwood National Park
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park
Yoga photo shots at Torrey Pines Pines State Naturals Reserve
Yoga handstand overlooking Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, in San Diego County, CA.

California State Parks

Anza-Borrego Desert
Humboldt Redwoods
Ahjumawi Lava Springs
Mount Tamalpais
Pfeiffer Big Sur
Ano Nuevo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Young girls runs to lookout at Alpine Visitor Center, the highest facility of its kind, in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Lookout at Alpine Visitor Center, the highest facility of its kind, in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO.

Parks and Recreation In Colorado

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Colorado National Monument
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Dinosaur National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Rocky Mountain National Park
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Sante Fe National Historic Trail
Yucca House National Monument
Girl biking on Dirt Jump Facility at Frisco Adventure Park in Frisco, CO.
Ride the bumps on the Dirt Jump Facility at Frisco Adventure Park in Frisco, CO.

Colorado State Parks

Mueller
Roxborough
Golden Gate Canyon
Eldorado Canyon
Lory

Thimble Islands Pink Granite Boulder

Parks and Recreation In Connecticut

 Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Farmington River
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor
Weir Farm National Historic Site Ridgefield CT: Fine and Performing Arts In the Woods of Connecticut

Connecticut State Parks

Bluff Point
Dinosaur
Hammonasset Beach State Park Thimble Islands: Favorite of  Presidents, Tom Thumb, and Ayn Rand
Housatonic Meadows
Dinosaur
Silver Sands Milford CT: Boating, Beaches, Birds, and a Quick Island Hike
Sherwood Island State Park
Sleeping Giant
Talcott Mountain

Parks and Recreation In Delaware

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
First State National Monument
Children playing volleyball, and turning cartwheels, on Dewey Beach near Delaware Seashore State Park.
Children playing volleyball, and turning cartwheels, on Dewey Beach near Delaware Seashore State Park.

Delaware State Parks

Cape Henlopen Lewes DE 
Delaware Seashore State Park Rehoboth Beach DE: DC Tourist Town Turns Culinary Destination 
Trap Pond Seaford–Lauren DE
Fort Delaware
White Clay Creek
Bridge into history at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the continental US. St. Augustine, Florida
Bridge into history at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the continental US. St. Augustine, FL

Parks and Recreation In Florida

Big Cypress National Preserve
Biscayne National Park
Canaveral National Seashore
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
De Soto National Memorial
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Florida National Scenic Trail
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
Wekiva River
Tubing in the clear waters of Rock Springs Run of the Wekiva River, Florida.
Tubing in the clear waters of Rock Springs Run of the Wekiva River, Florida.

Florida State Parks

Amelia Island State Park
Bahia Honda State Park
Blue Spring State Park Date Worthy Things To Do In Orlando Besides Theme Parks
Crystal River Archeological State Park
John Pennekamp Coral Reef
Myakka River
Paynes Prairie
St. Joseph Peninsula
Rocking chairs on front porch at Sapelo Island Visitors Center, Georgia.
Subtle invitation to appreciate nature from rocking chair perspective at Sapelo Island Visitors Center, GA.

Parks and Recreation In Georgia

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Andersonville National Historic Site
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah In a Day
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Ocmulgee National Monument
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Georgia State Parks

 Stephen C. Foster
 Tallulah Gorge
 Fort Mountain
 Cloudland Canyon
 Providence Canyon

Parks and Recreation In Guam

American Memorial Park
War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Parks and Recreation In Hawaii

Haleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
USS Arizona WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Hawaii State Parks

N Pali Coast
Waimea Canyon and Kokee
Kealakekua Bay
Iao Valley
Iolani Palace
The Dog of Discovery, a tribute to Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis' dog, "the greatest traveler of his species, who accompanied Lewis & Clark from the Pacific Ocean to the interior of the North American continent.
The Dog of Discovery, a tribute to Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis’ dog, “the greatest traveler of his species, who accompanied Lewis & Clark from the Pacific Ocean to the interior of the North American continent.

Parks and Recreation In Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Minidoka National Historic Site
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Yellowstone National Park
Girl soaks in Sunbeam Hot Springs iSawtooth National Recreation Area in Idaho.
Soak in the warmth and health benefits of mineral-rich hot springs in Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Idaho State Parks

Bear Lake
Ponderosa
Harriman
Bruneau Dunes
Old Mission
Heyburn

Parks and Recreation In Illinois

Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Chicago Blues Festival
The annual Chicago Blues Festival is held in June at Grant Park.

Illinois State Parks

Giant City
Fort Massac
Starved Rock
Mississippi Palisades
Ferne Clyffe

Parks and Recreation In Illinois

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Indiana State Parks

Brown County
Spring Mill
Falls of the Ohio
Indiana Dunes

Parks and Recreation In Iowa

California National Historic Trail
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Woman running past Dutch Windmill on the Great River Trail along the Mississippi River.
Run past a 100 ft tall Dutch Windmill in Fulton, IA on the Great River Trail along the Mississippi River.

Iowa State Parks

Backbone
Great River Trail
Ledges
Maquoketa Caves
Stone
Monument Rocks - Kansas
Still rich in undiscovered fossils, Kansas’ Monument Rocks coughed up the infamous “fish-within-a-fish.”

Parks and Recreation In Kansas

California National Historic Trail
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark
Nicodemus National Historic Site
Oregon National Historic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

 Kansas State Parks

Lake Scott
Prairie Dog
Clinton
Elk City

Parks and Recreation In Kansas

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Big South Fork National River Recreation Area
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

 Kentucky State Parks

Cumberland Falls
Natural Bridge
Carver Caves
John James Audubon

Parks and Recreation In Louisiana

Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Chalmette National Cemetery
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Poverty Point National Monument

Louisiana State Parks

Chicot
Lake Fausse Pointe
Lake Bistineau
Poverty Point State Historic Site
Indian matron wearing a pink sari stand next to a cairn atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
Summit a mountain peak. Hike, or drive, to the top of Acadia’s Cadillac Mountain–one of the first spots in the US to see the sunrise.

Parks and Recreation In Maine

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Acadia National Park Schoodic Peninsula ME: Acadia National Park’s Quieter Side
St. Croix Island International Historic Site

 Maine State Parks

Baxter
Cobscook Bay
Lily Bay
Grafton Notch
Rangeley Lake  Rangeley Lake ME
The Charles F. Mercer boat on the C & O Canal.
Cruise the C & O Canal like it’s the 1870s on a boat pulled by mules.

Parks and Recreation In Maryland

Antietam National Battlefield Antietam MD
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
Catoctin Mountain Park
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Montgomery County MD: Urbane Just Outside Washington DC
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine  Oh Say Can you See Baltimore MD
Fort Washington Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Greenbelt Park
Hampton National Historic Site
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Harpers Ferry Scenic Route to Florida
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Dorchester County MD: Cambridge, Harriet Tubman, and Big Time Birding
Piscataway Park
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Thomas Stone National Historic Site

 Maryland State Parks

Assateague
Gunpowder Falls
Patapsco Valley
Swallow Falls
John Adams Home
“It is but the farm of a Patriot.” John Adams, 1788. Ramble over the home and gardens of America’s second president.

Parks and Recreation In Massachusetts

Adams National Historical Park Quincy MA
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Boston Harbor MA
Boston National Historical Park
Cape Cod National Seashore
Essex National Heritage Area
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
Lowell National Historical Park Lowell National HP
Minute Man National Historical Park Concord MA

Lexington MA

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park New Bedford MA: A Grungy Working Port With Historic Appeal
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site Springfield MA: From Dr. Seuss to Basketball with Great Beer and BBQ

Parks and Recreation In Massachusetts

Walden Pond Concord MA Walden Pond
Mount Greylock
Wachusett Mountain
Pilgrim Memorial Provincetown MA: The Edge of the World
Skinner

Parks and Recreation In Michigan

Automobile National Heritage Area
Isle Royale National Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park
North Country National Scenic Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Michigan State Parks

Mackinac Island
Porcupine Mountains
Fort Wilkins
P.J. Hoffmaster
Hartwick Pines

Parks and Recreation In Minnesota

Grand Portage National Monument
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
Pipestone National Monument
Voyageurs National Park

 Minnesota State Parks

Itasca
Forestville/Mystery Cave
Tettegouche
Soudan Underground Mine
Blue Mounds
Tupelo-Baldcypress Swamp
At play among giant water tupelo and bald cypress trees along Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.

Parks and Recreation In Mississippi

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Natchez National Historical Park
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo National Battlefield
Vicksburg National Military Park

 Mississippi State Parks

Natchez
Percy Quin
Tishomingo
Trace
Winterville Mounds

Parks and Recreation In Missouri

California National Historic Trail
George Washington Carver National Monument
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Oregon National Historic Trail
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

 Missouri State Parks

Prairie
Ha Ha Tonka
Montauk
Meramec
Glacier National Park
A walk among the clouds in Glacier National Park.

Parks and Recreation In Montana

Big Hole National Battlefield
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Glacier National Park
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Nez Perce National Historical Site
Yellowstone National Park Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park

 Montana State Parks

Flathead Lake
Bannack
Chief Plenty Coups
Makoshika
Pony Express Station - Gothenburg, NE
Original Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, Nebraska hailing back to 1860 when thousands of pioneers ventured out on the Mormon and Oregon Trails.

Parks and Recreation In Nebraska

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
California National Historic Trail
Chimney Rock National Heritage Site
Homestead National Monument of America
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Missouri National Recreational River
Oregon National Scenic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Niobrara National Scenic River
Scotts Bluff National Monument

 Nebraska State Parks

Fort Robinson
Lake McConaughy
Arbor Lodge
Bristlecone Pines - Great Basin National Park
An ancient grove of Bristlecone Pines–some date back 5000 years–can be seen on the 3-mile Alpine Loop Trail in Great Basin National Park.

Parks and Recreation In Nevada

California National Historic Trail
Death Valley National Park
Great Basin National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Mother and child parasail over Lake Tahoe.
Get a bird’s eye view of Lake Tahoe from a parasailing vantage point.

Nevada State Parks

Lake Tahoe Nevada
Valley of Fire
Cathedral Gorge
Berlin-Ichthyosaur
Greenleaf Hut - White Mountains
Glamping accommodations at Greenleaf Hut and stellar views of the Franconia mountain range reward hikers on the White Mountains hut to hut trail.

Parks and Recreation In New Hampshire

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Hanover NH: Dartmouth and the AT
White Mountain National Forest White Mountains, NH — 150 Years of Adventure

 New Hampshire State Parks

Franconia Notch See White Mountains post.
Mount Washington NH White Mountains
Robert Frost Farm
Odiorne Point
Music Room - Thomas Edison National Historic Site
Gain insight from an inventive mind at Thomas Edison’s laboratory, now preserved as a national historic site, and his neighboring home, Glenmont, a Victorian-style estate in Llewelyn Park, the first planned residential community in the United States.

Parks and Recreation In New Jersey

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Sussex County NJ: For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Great Egg Harbor National Scenic & Recreational River
Morristown National Historical Park Morristown NJ
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Thomas Edison National Historical Park

New Jersey State Parks

Island Beach
High Point
Ringwood
Allaire
Tour the reconstructed Great Kiva--the third largest ever excavated--and explore 400 masonry rooms of the 900-year-old Pueblo Great House at Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, New Mexico.
Tour the reconstructed Great Kiva–the third largest ever excavated–and explore 400 masonry rooms of a 900-year-old Pueblo Great House at Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, New Mexico.

Parks and Recreation In New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Carsbad Caverns National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Fort Union National Monument
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
Pecos National Historical Park
Petroglyph National Monument
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
White Sands National Monument
Lower Cave Tour - Carlsbad Caverns
A world of mystery and magic await those daring enough to tackle the headlights-only Lower Cave tour in Carlsbad Caverns.

New Mexico State Parks

Sugarite Canyon
Clayton Lake
Heron Lake
El Vado Lake
Oliver Lee Memorial
Kaaterskill Falls - waterfall on the Hudson River Art School Trail - Catskill Mountains - New York
Step into a 19th Century landscape painting at Kaaterskill Falls, one of several points along the Hudson River School Art Trail in the Catskill Mountains.

Parks and Recreation In New York State

Allegany
Connetquot
Bannerman’s Island Beacon NY; A Former Mill Town Built For Romance
Bear Mountain State Park West Point NY: A Patriotic Getaway
Catskill Mountains The Great Northern Catskills of Green County NY
Crailo State Historic Site Troy NY: Considerably Hip
Finger Lakes
Thatcher State Park Albany NY: Beavers, Hamilton, and Artful Architecture
Howe Caverns Schoharie County: Haunting Getaway In Rural Central New York
Hudson River School Art Trail Catskill NY: River Gateway To The Mountains
Letchworth
Lake George Lake George NY: From Kitschy to Fine, It’s All Good
Lake Taghkanic
Minnewaska High Falls and New Paltz NY: Of Canals, Colleges, and Famous Casinos In Ulster County
Niagara Falls Buffalo NY Finally Gets It Wright
Peebles Island
Schodack Island
Taughannack Falls Ithaca NY Waterfalls
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Site Buttermilk Falls Inn, Milton NY, and Things To Do Along The Hudson River

 National Parks In New York State

Adirondack Park National Historic Landmark and Forest Preserve
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • The Roosevelt Story In Hyde Park, New York
Fire Island National Seashore Fire Island NY: Offseason Charms
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site Hyde Park NY
Kate Mullany National Historic Site
Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Lincoln Highway Begins in New York City
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Hudson NY: An Eye for Design
Sagamore Hill National Historical Site Gatsby’s Long Island, NY; How the Other .001% Lived During the Gilded Age 
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Saratoga National Historical Park Saratoga NY: And Your Horse Naturally Won 
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Buffalo NY Finally Gets it Wright
Thomas Cole National Historic Site Catskill NY: River Gateway To The Mountains
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • The Roosevelt Story In Hyde Park, New York
Women’s Rights National Historical Park Seneca Falls NY: Women’s Rights, It’s A Wonderful Life, and the Erie Canal

Parks and Recreation In New York City

African Burial Ground National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument
Central Park Central Park South: The New York City of the Movies
Federal Hall National Memorial NYC Financial District
Gateway National Recreation Area
General Grant National Memorial
Governor Island National Monument
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
High Line Chelsea NYC
National September 11 Memorial &Museum Downtown NYC: I’ll Take Lower Manhattan
Hudson River Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument New York City Photos from the Circle Line
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Parks and Recreation in North Carolina

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Moores Creek National Battlefield
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Drum Circle - Pritchard Park - Asheville NC
Sing, dance, and bang your bongos at the weekly Pritchard Park Drum Circle in Asheville, North Carolina.

North Carolina State Parks

Hanging Rock
Stone Mountain
Hammocks Beach
Fort Macon
Pritchard Park (Asheville)

Parks and Recreation In North Dakota

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
International Peace Garden
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
North Country National Scenic Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota State Parks

Cross Ranch
Fort Abraham Lincoln
Lake Metigoshe
Icelandic

Parks and Recreation In Ohio

Stone Stairs - Ritchie Ledges - Cuyahoga National Park
Climb the stone stairs connecting levels of the Ritchie Ledges at Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It’s one of many landscape projects built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, America’s New Deal public relief program that was responsible for construction at over 800 parks nationwide.
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
David Berger National Memorial
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
First Ladies National Historic Site
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
James A. Garfield National Historical Site
Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridors
North Country National Scenic Trail
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial
William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Ohio State Parks

Hocking Hills
Hueston Woods
Kelleys Island
Maumee Bay

Parks and Recreation In Oklahoma

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears  National Historic Tral
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

 Oklahoma State Parks

Beavers Bend
Quartz Mountain
Black Mesa
Osage Hills

Parks and Recreation In Oregon

California National Historic Trail
Crater Lake National Park
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
McLoughlin House National Historic Site
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Oregon National Historic Trail
Oregon Caves National Monument
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Cherry trees on the Fruit Loop Trail; Mount Hood in the background.
Gaze on Mount Hood as you pick your own cherries on the Fruit Loop Trail in Hood County, Oregon.

 Oregon State Parks

Fort Stevens
Hudson River County Fruit Loop Trail
 Silver Falls
 Sunset Bay
 Farewell Bend
Remember. Flight 93 National Memorial, Stoystown, PA
Remember. Flight 93 National Memorial, Stoystown, PA

Parks and Recreation In Pennsylvania

Allegheny National Forest PA Wilds: Angling, Oil and Luxury in the Allegheny National Forest
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Altoona PA: A Trainspotters Dream
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
Delaware & Lehigh
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site Gettysburg PA: Beyond 150 Years
Flight 93 National Memorial Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford PA With Flight 93 Memorial Excursion
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg, PA; Beyond 150 Years
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Independence National Historical Park Be A Maker AND Taker in Philadelphia PA’s Reinvigorated Neighborhoods
Johnstown Flood National Memorial Johnstown PA: Remembering the Tragic Flood
Middle Delaware National Scenic River
North Country National Scenic Trail
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Heritage Route
Steel Industry American Heritage Area
Steamtown National Historic Site Scranton PA: Trains, Coal, and a Whole Lot of Magic
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
Valley Forge National Historical Park

 Pennsylvania State Parks

Ohiopyle Top Things to Do in the Laurel Highlands of Western PA
Presque Isle Erie PA: Sandy Beaches and War Stories
Cook Forest
Ricketts Glen

Parks and Recreation In Puerto Rico

San Juan National Historic Site
El Yunque National Forest
Camuy River Cave Park
Drop a line on a quiet Rhode Island seashore.
Drop a line on a quiet Rhode Island seashore.

Parks and Recreation In Rhode Island

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Roger Williams National Memorial Providence RI: Beehive of Creativity
Touro Synagogue National Historic Site Newport RI

Rhode Island State Parks

Fort Adams
Beavertail
Colt
Goddard Memorial
Newport Cliff Walk   See Newport RI Like a Gilded Age Tycoon

Parks and Recreation In South Carolina

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Congaree National Park
Cowpens National Battlefield
Fort Sumter National Monument
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

South Carolina State Parks

Mountain Bridge
Devils Fork
Huntington Beach
Hunting Island

Parks and Recreation In South Dakota

Badlands National Park
Jewel Cave National Monument
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Missouri National Recreational River
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Niobrara National Scenic Riverway
Wind Cave National Park

South Dakota State Parks

Custer
Fort Sisseton
Newton Hills

Parks and Recreation In Tennessee

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Obed Wild & Scenic River
Shiloh National Military Park
Stones River National Battlefield

 Tennessee State Parks

Fall Creek Falls
Roan Mountain
Pickett
Reelfoot Lake

Parks and Recreation In Texas

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Amistad National Recreation Area
Big Bend National Park
Big Thicket National Preserve
Chamizal National Memorial
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Padre Island National Seashore
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

 Texas State Parks

Big Bend Ranch
Enchanted Rock
Brazos Bend
Caddo Lake

Parks and Recreation In Utah

Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
California National Historic Trail
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Hovenweep National Monument
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Natural Bridges National Monument
Oregon National Historic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Zion National Parkk

Utah State Parks

Antelope Island
Bear Lake
Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Dead Horse Point
Goblin Valley
Kodachrome Basin
Lake Champlain
Aboard the Lake Champlain ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY.

Parks and Recreation In Vermont

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Woodstock VT: Saving the Earth Began Here

Vermont State Parks

Island Complex (Burton, Knight & Woods)
Smugglers Notch
Button Bay
Mount Philo

Parks and Recreation In The US Virgin Islands

Buck Island Reef National Monument
Christiansted National Historic Site
Salt River Bay National Historical Park & Ecological Preserve
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Virgin Islands National Park The Definitive St. Thomas Travel Guide
Dugout canoe - Jamestown
Jump back in time at a living history exhibit in Jamestown Settlement, an important part of Virginia’s Colonial National Historical Park.

Parks and Recreation In Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Lynchburg and Appomattox VA
Battle of Cedar Creek National Historical Park Shenandoah County VA: The South Begins Here
Blue Ridge Parkway Roanoke VA: Blue Ridge Beauty
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park Shenandoah County VA
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Chincoteague VA; Ponies and Rockets
Colonial National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Fort Monroe National Monument Hampton VA: Have A Blast in Crabtown
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park Fredericksburg VA: One Day Is Enough
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Great Falls Park Fairfax County VA: George Washington’s Home Is Just The Start
Green Springs National Historic Landmark District
Hampton National Historical Park
Historic Jamestown National Historic Site
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Manassas National Battlefield Park Manassas VA And Prince William County
Pamplin Historical Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Petersburg National Battlefield
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Prince William Forest Park Manassas VA and Prince William County
Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Shenandoah National Park
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Virginia State Parks & Other Major Recreational Areas

Grayson Highlands
Douthat
False Cape
First Landing
Luray Caverns Shenandoah VA
Natural Bridge Lexington VA
Westmoreland

Parks and Recreation In Washington

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
Nez Perce National Historical Park
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Oregon National Scenic Trail
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Ross Lake National Recreation Area
San Juan Island National Historical Park
Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Washington State Parks

Deception Pass
Moran
Cape Disappointment
Riverside
Reenactor - Harpers Ferry
Sitting on a rock facing the Potomac River and Shenandoah Mountains, a reenactor tells tales of Harpers Ferry’s place in history.

Parks and Recreation In West Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Bluestone National Scenic River
Gauley River National Recreation Area
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Monongahela National Forest – Seneca Rocks
New River Gorge National River

West Virginia State Parks

Pipestem Resort
Blackwater Falls
Canaan Valley Resort
Watoga

Parks and Recreation In Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Ice Age National Scientific Reserve
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
North Country National Scenic Trail
 St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wisconsin State Parks

Devil’s Lake
Penisula
Rock Island
Copper Falls
Horseback Riding - Medicine Bow National Forest
Ride a horse through sage-scented hills in Medicine Bow National Forest.

Parks and Recreation In Wyoming

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
California National Historic Trail
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Devils Tower National Monument
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Fossil Butte National Monument
Grand Teton National Park
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway
Medicine Bow National Forest
Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Nez Perce National Historic Trail
Oregon National Scenic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Yellowstone National Park Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park

 Wyoming State Parks

Sinks Canyon
Guernsey
Trail End
Tibetan Monks posing with Cherry Blossoms
Catch a selfie with the Cherry Blossoms and visitors from all over the world.

Parks and Recreation In Washington D.C.

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
Constitution Gardens
Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
National Mall Washington, D.C. in a Day
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Rock Creek Park
Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Washington, D.C. in a Day
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington, D.C. in a Day
Washington Monument Washington, D.C. in a Day
White House

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