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

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  
Appalachian National Scenic Trail  
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor  
Boston African American National Historic Site  
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area  
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  
Minute Man National Historical Park  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Gateway National Recreation Area  
General Grant National Memorial  
Governor Island National Monument  
Hamilton Grange National Memorial  
High Line  
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  

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  
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  
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  
Natural Bridge  
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  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial  
Washington Monument  
White House  

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