Prettiest Springtime Parks
Spring is a fantastic season to lace up your hiking shoes and explore the Great Outdoors. And no matter where you travel across the United States, you’ll find a gorgeous park with miles of trails to explore and incredible views to discover. These are four of the prettiest parks you can visit this spring.
Shenandoah National Park — Virginia
Shenandoah National Park is northeast of Charlottesville and stretches north along the state between Interstate 64 and Interstate 66. The park is part of the Blue Ridge region and has over 200,000 acres to explore. Hike and camp overnight, and take some pictures of the stunning waterfalls.
Yosemite National Park — California
On the other side of the nation, you’ll find Yosemite National Park in California. This park is bordered by Sierra National Forest and Stanislaus National Forest, so you can rest assured that this rugged, spacious slice of the Sierra Nevada mountain region will provide you plenty of peace and quiet. Yosemite National Park is home to 500 giant sequoias.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Tennessee and North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across the Tennessee/North Carolina border and is connected to the Nantahala National Forest. This spot is perfect for day hikes or week-long backpacking trips. You can stay at one of the campgrounds for a day or two of fishing and relaxation or venture deeper to see the park’s many trails and mountain peaks. Visit between February and April to see orchids, violets, and other spring flowers.
These few parks around the nation provide hundreds of miles of trails to explore and opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, and other activities. Pack your things for an unforgettable springtime vacation, and take advantage of campground memberships if you want to turn your spring adventure into a coast-to-coast road trip or simply enjoy a staycation at one of these beautiful parks.