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Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2015
Almost a century ago, there were no guidelines for creating a national park because nothing like this existed anywhere in the world. What made the environmentalists think about preserving the pristine nature was majorly maintaining the posterity. Yellowstone was the first national park, , built in 1872. More parks were then constructed, many of which have been considered precious even today. In 1916, the National Parks System was created – one entity with the charge of overseeing all aspects of these wildernesses.
Whether you’re planning a vacation or just craving for some eye candy, America will spoil you with choices if you are a nature person. So, here is a list of some of the most treasured and most gorgeous points of nature which you would love to explore this season.
Yosemite National Park: Located in California, this park covers more than 1,000 square miles in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. What make this place more majestic are the quiet meadows, dramatic cliffs known as Half Dome and the giant waterfalls. These waterfalls are the special attraction which changes in each of the four seasons. What abounds in Yosemite is the wildlife. Along with the deer, spotting bears and coyotes are also common in the park.
Big Bend National Park: One of the most popular destinations, Santa Elena in Big Bend needs an entire day to explore. At the end of the day, you can choose to settle at a campsite or nearby motel for more in-depth exploration. The stately Chicos Mountains form a backdrop for Big Bend National Park presenting a spectacular panoramic view.
Joshua Tree National Park: Located in southeastern California, this was declared as a U.S. National Park in 1994. This beautiful desert park is sure to catch your interest with its iconic plant species which are indigenous to this park. The classic Cholla cactus is one such example. Hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping etc. are some of the other activities that you might find interesting.
Sequoia National Park: Home to the immense, ancient redwoods, which give the park its name, this park is surrounded by groves of the world’s largest living things. Different lodges available here offer exceptional accommodation as well as cocktail lounges facility.
Pinnacles: Upgraded from national monument to national park in 2013, Pinnacles is little trekked and little known – one of the best reasons to visit. So, one moment you are driving along a two-lane road admiring the chaparral-carpeted hills and the next moment there is the sky-high castle of jagged, red-rock spikes and monoliths.
Olympic National Park: With the glacier-capped peaks, valleys of forests, hot springs and rugged Pacific coastline, this park is perfect for carrying out all outdoor adventures.
Arches: With its 2,000-plus sandstone arches, this place has already been one of the most famous sites for countless Hollywood flicks. You might find the large array of natural arches, patiently whittled over the eons by water and wind which will take your breath away.
Zion:Extending itself with the orangey-red rock walls, slick rock peaks, slot canyons and hanging valleys, this national park is blessed with the breathtaking aerial view and the spectacular canyoneering routes.
Hawai’i Volcanoes: One of the world’s most volcanically active spots with two active volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, this park stretches from the palm-fringed coastline south of Hilo to Mauna Loa’s steaming. The famous surface lava flows about 12 miles east, at the end of Chain of Craters Road and the park provides daily updates of where the lava is flowing. But it isn’t just lavascape; there is also the bird-rich rain forest.
Triply blessed with spellbinding ecosystems, you can find a plethora of choices here to spend your holidays among the mountain, rainforest, or coastline offering tranquility to your mind and soul