Family Adventure | National Parks

 

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The National Park Service will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary in 2016. Now is a great time to discover a national park close to you or set off on a family adventure.  Blogorail Peach is sharing why you should visit some of the most well know parks in the U.S.

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Joshua Tree National Park with Kids with Trips with Tykes

 

“Just a short drive from Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park is a must-do for family travelers. The park’s stunningly unique landscape will captivate even the youngest of visitors.

Plus, the park features several easy hikes that kids of any age and experience level can complete. Get helpful tips for a day trip to the park with kids, and learn which sights to make time to see on your visit!” – Leslie

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a fun 1 mile hike among the rocks of Hidden Valley at Joshua Tree National Park (photo courtesy of Trips with Tykes)

What is a Joshua tree?

a Joshua tree (photo credit LMcafee)

a Joshua tree (photo credit LMcafee)

The Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia, is a member of the Agave family. It is in the subgroup of flowering plants that also includes grasses and orchids.  The Joshua tree provides a good indicator that you are in the Mojave Desert, but you may also find it growing next to a saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert in western Arizona or mixed with pines in the San Bernardino Mountains.

for more info check out the official Joshua Tree National Park website

Visiting Yosemite National Park with Kids with Mousekatools Mom

 

“Yosemite National Park is easily one of the most iconic places in the country that attracts hikers and mountain climbers from all over the world.

Even so, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy this park. In fact you don’t even have to be an adult! Here are some tips for traveling with kids to Yosemite.” – Michaelyn

Yosemite with Kids - The Mousekatools Mom

Yosemite National Park (photo courtesy of The Mousekatools) Mom

Did you know?

It was 1864 when President Abraham Lincoln signed an act protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, setting the precedent for federal protection of scenic areas in the United States.  This was before the famous Teddy Roosevelt visits or the writing of John Muir.

for more information check out the official Yosemite National Park Website

Yellowstone National Park with Love Our Crazy Life

 

“Yellowstone is the United States first National Park.

From Old Faithful, to camping, to bison, and more find out why this national treasure is something to add to your bucket list.” – Becca

Yellowstone National Park - Love Our Crazy Life

Photo Credit: Love Our Crazy Life

Make More out of Your Visit

Yellowstone National Park smartphone app

Yellowstone National Park smartphone app

There is no an apple app (android coming soon) that will make your visit to Yellowstone even more immersive.  You can discover the stories behind scenery, find information about visitor centers, places to stay and eat, and shopping and services throughout the park.

for more information check out the official Yellowstone National Park website

Step Back in Time at Jamestown & Yorktown with Heidi’s Head

 

“When my family isn’t heading to Walt Disney World, our second vacation destination of choice is the Historic Triangle in Virginia.

This area includes 2 of our favorite National Parks – Historic Jamestown and the Yorktown Battlefield – among many other great things to see and do. Come explore these historical sites with me!” – Heidi

Photo Credit: Heidi's Head

Photo Credit: Heidi’s Head

Explore Life as a Sailor

explore the ships that brought them to Jamestown (photo credit Jamestown Settlement organization)

explore the ships that brought them to Jamestown (photo credit Jamestown Settlement organization)

In addition to the museums and living history settlement you can also board three replicas of ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607.

The original Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery set sail from London on December 20, 1606, bound for Virginia.  The fleet reached the Virginia coast in late April and, after two weeks of inland waterway exploration, arrived at the selected settlement site on May 13, 1607.

for more information check out the official Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center website

Family Adventures – Grand Canyon with This Roller Coaster Called Life

 

“There is nothing so beautiful as many of our National Parks!

One of our favorite National Parks is the Grand Canyon. Find out why the Grand Canyon is at the top of our National Park list!” – Naomi

the Grand Canyon will always take yoru breath away (photo credit: This Roller Coaster Called Life)

the Grand Canyon will always take your breath away (photo credit: This Roller Coaster Called Life)

Make Your Trip a Bit Easier

The Grand Canyon is know for crowds so it is better to know before you go.  The Grand Canyon has a downloadable pdf Trip Planning guide.  This may help you avoid the worst of the crowds so you can be immersed by nature.  They also have hiking and accessibility guides.

for more information check out the official Grand Canyon National Park website

Thank you for hopping aboard The Blogorail!

Our Pilots have shared some of the fun you can find in our national parks.

Now tell us what you think! Will your family visit a national park this summer?

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