Hiking adventure on the interpretive trail of giant City State Park, for an exciting and educational get away.

Beautiful Giant City State Park

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Need some time away? Down in Southern Illinois, in Makanda, Illinois,  near Carbondale, there rests an incredible State Park with an astounding  4,000 acres. Lying within the Shawnee National Forest  is Giant City State Park. This park is full of many different wild flowers and over 72 varieties of trees, which you learn about on an interpretive trail. The park […]

Abraham Lincoln Homestead, in New Salem village, prior to his life in politics.

New Salem State Park-Lincoln History

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Contributed by Barb Lindsoe Being born and raised in The Land of Lincoln, you would think I would have visited New Salem Village many times.  I have been fortunate to take school field trips to the location where Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, is buried. As an adult, I have visited Gettysburg National Park. […]

View from Waterfall at the Sink Hole, Falling Waters State Park, Florida.

Falling Waters State Park, Florida

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By Barbara Lindsoe Falling Waters State Park is located 3 miles south of Chipley, Florida.  It is easily accessible from I-10.  Twenty-four full facility camp sights, equipped with electricity, fresh water, picnic tables and grills and a clothesline, are available for campers.  The restrooms and showers have recently been updated. A peek into the forest […]

New Salem Village State Park

Glorious State Parks, Beautiful Budget Travel

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The National Parks of the United States are well known around the globe, but what is not as commonly known is that the U.S. also boasts an amazing network of State Parks.  It may be a little surprising, considering that each state manages its own State Parks, independent of other states, or the national government. […]

Coastal tour of the Na Pali Coast, one of Hawaii's spectacular state parks.

Na Pali Coast Guided Boat Tour

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The Na Pali Coast State Park is a 6,175 acre Hawaiian State park, located in the center of the rugged 16 miles  along the northwest side of Kauai, the oldest inhabited Hawaiian island. https://hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/napali-coast-state-wilderness-park/ Na Pali Coast is one of the many reasons Kauai is considered the Garden Isle of the Hawaiian archipelago. This was by far one […]