Friday, March 14, 2014

Top 5 National Parks in America

Spring, Summer, and Fall offer great seasons for road trips to our nation's National Parks. Millions of visitors flock to these parks each year. And all are known for their grand peaks, mountain wildlife, and gorgeous nature. Stay in a nearby timeshare and make mountain memories at one of these parks!

1. Great Smoky Mountains: This is one of America's busiest parks drawing over nine million visitors a year. The famous "smoky" fog is known to shadow the highest point at Clingmans Dome (6,643 feet). Nature lovers will enjoy the deciduous forest, plant varieties, and mountain wildlife.
Web: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Location: Tennessee and North Carolina

2. Grand Canyon: Families flock to the canyon each year. With over five million visitors a year the Grand Canyon is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy sweeping views from the South Rim and watch the sun set on the North Rim. Hiking is a popular activity here so be sure to bring your hiking boots.
Web: Grand Canyon National Park
Location: Arizona

3.Yosemite: This is the third most visited park in America and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Yosemite is known for its deep valleys, looming rock formations, ancient sequoias and wildlife. Highlights include the 317-foot Vernal Fall a fast moving waterfall on the Merced River just downstream from Nevada Fall.
Web: Yosemite National Park
Location: California

4. Yellowstone: This park has more geysers and hot springs than any other place in the world. Bison abound here and the park is also home to elk, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, moose, deer, and birds. The famed Old Faithful Geyser erupts every 35 to 120 minutes for 1-1/2 to 5 minutes giving visitors a taste of a natural erupting water fountain.
Web: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming

5. Grand Teton: This park is open year round but September and October offer fewer crowds and the fall season features the famous elk migration. The tippy top peaks of the Teton range (pictured) are spectacular at sunrise from Schwabacker Landing (a great viewing point). And keep an eye out for wildlife in the lowlands below the entire Eastern Rocky Mountain range.
Web: Grand Teton National Park
Location: Wyoming

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