Along the Muskegon River in Michigan, Big Rapids Riverwalk stretches several miles through the heart of Big Rapids, with scenic views of – you guessed it – river rapids from this linear park that links with the White Pine Trail.
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Where its namesake river drops 900 feet in three miles, Minnesota’s Cascade River State Park is a dramatic place to take a deeply wooded hike along Lake Superior’s North Shore.
With habitat diversity reminiscent of Florida, Carolina Beach State Park is a great place to learn about and see carnivorous plants, especially the native Venus fly-trap.
Exploring Florida’s Spanish history up the St. Johns River to the shores south of St. Augustine, with time spent meandering around Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, on the site of the Mala Compara Plantation.
Highlands Hammock State Park is home to the Florida CCC Museum, which recounts the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps contributions to Florida, particularly to the state park system.
Four show caves in Southern Indiana make up the Indiana Cave Trail, providing close encounters of the underground kind with unusual karst features
At the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Iowa, their tallgrass prairie habitat is a small but compelling corner of the 56-acre complex, a symphony of colors and textures in summer.
For both scenery and a technical challenge on your mountain bike, the Lakeview Trail at Hickory Knob Resort State Park in South Carolina offers a great ride.
Scouting the Baker Creek Mountain Bike Trail in McCormick, South Carolina was a bit of a challenge, between ice storm damage and a lack of recent experience on steep terrain.
Your view of Iowa is turned upside down at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a family-friendly caving destination south of Dubuque that lets you climb right in and explore wild caves.
For a chilly thrill in the dead of winter in Quebec, there’s nothing like racing through the snowy forests of Duchesnay behind a team of sled dogs who know their stuff.
Full of geologic wonders that you wouldn’t expect to find in Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park is a big draw for hikers, worth the trip to get there.