National parks have become sanctuaries – a reminder that we have to preserve the planet’s evolving beauties, and a place that can evoke strong lessons of the human soul. The first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, followed by Sequoia and Yosemite in 1890. Since then, 55 other areas in the U.S. have been declared national parks. Here are five of our favorite U.S. national parks.
The Grand Canyon
Without a doubt one of the places that one should witness in their lifetime is the Grand Canyon. This beautiful land area is located right in Arizona where millions of people visit each year. There are photos all over the internet of the Grand Canyon, but they do not do justice to how spectacular it is when you witness it firsthand. As the day goes on and the sun sets you are going to see a shift in colors of the Grand Canyon. It is a truly beautiful sight to see. Hiking around the Grand Canyon is going to provide you with a very nice workout, along with an amazing sightseeing experience.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National park is another one of the top 5 national parks in the US. Due to roads closing during certain seasons, it is best to go and witness the beauty of this area in the spring and summer months. While at this park you are going to get witness the greatness that is known as Old Faithful. Located in Wyoming, Idaho, Yellowstone is going to provide you with an amazing wilderness experience. Your jaw is going to drop at the sight of free-roaming bears and the surrounding nature consisting of hot springs and beautiful bubbling waters.
When visiting Florida, it is also necessary to take a stop at another one of the top national parks known as The Everglades. The Everglades are preserved wetlands that are filled with a wide variety of creatures including crocodiles, panthers and even manatees. The best way to get the best view of this park is to do one of the boating rides that is going to take you all around this park so you can see all of the subtropical wilderness that it has to offer the world.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
When visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you are going to burst with excitement with all of the rare and fascinating pieces of nature that you are going to get to witness. At this park you are going to get to be steps away from real life flowing lava. At this park there has been a trail that has been hollowed out which allows all the guests to be able to hike around the park and witness the trails of the lava flow into the waters surrounding Hawaii. It is impossible to witness such a site anywhere else in the United States.
Acadia National Park
Last but not least there is Acadia National Park. This park may be one of the smallest but it is bursting at the seams with beautiful trees that change colors in the fall and a nice sandy coastline. While visiting this park, you are going to have the very exciting opportunity to go whale watching. All in all this park is a great one to visit for a serene and peaceful environment that is surrounded by luscious trees, waters and lots of beautiful nature.