Time to Hit the Trail

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Did you know that there are National Parks in 27 states? July is National Parks and Recreation Month and we think it’s the perfect time to hit the road and explore our great country. First let’s take a look at National Geographic’s quick list of the 10 most visited National Parks:

1. Great Smokey Mountains
2. Grand Canyon
3. Rocky Mountain
4. Yosemite
5. Yellowstone
6. Zion
7. Olympic
8. Grand Teton
9. Acadia
10. Glacier

To get your trip planning started, take a look at the resources below to kick-off your National Parks adventure. These travel guidebook include interesting facts and resources, accommodations, restaurants and attractions for various budgets.

The Rough Guide to: Grand Canyon

The Rough Guide to: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon

The Rough Guide to: Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Want to learn more about the geography, geology and unlimited nature that can be found at our U.S. National Parks? Take a look at these titles:

Geology: Landforms, Minerals, and Rocks, 1st Edition
April 2012
These intriguing volumes examine the basic components of the planet—from topographic landforms to the molten rocks at Earth’s core—and the geologic processes that affect them.

What are the US Regions?, 1st Edition
November 2014
This title covers the five regions of the United States and is filled with colorful maps to indicate where these regions are. It also includes fun information about the climate in each region, what the people there do for fun, what they eat, and what makes living there so enjoyable.

Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals, 1st Edition
October 2013
This title is packed with stunning photography, and key information is on the subject. Topic entries are organized into easily understood groups that a younger reader will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate. Part of the DK Nature Guides series, these titles present comprehensive, accessible, and informative content that tackles key natural history subjects.

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Megan McCarthy

About the Author

Candy is an explorer and educator with a passion for technology and the latest trends. Living and teaching ‘on the road’ for many years taught her a lot about how to build stronger communities and schools.


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