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Explore the Alaskan Wilderness in This Huge National Park

Glaciers, volcanoes, forested coasts—each distinctive Alaskan landscape is packed into the rarely-visited Lake Clark National Park.<p><b>Location:</b> Alaska<b><br>Established:</b> December 2, 1980<b><br>Size:</b> 4,045,000 acres<p>"Think of all the splendors that bespeak Alaska," conservationist John Kauffmann has written. …

The Grand Canyon: Millions of Years in the Making

<b>Location: Arizona<br>Established: February 26, 1919<br>Size: 1,217,403 acres</b><p>The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide …

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: Ohio<br>Established: October 11, 2000<br>Size: 33,000 acres</b><p>If there is one word that typifies Cuyahoga Valley, it might well be "surprise." To begin, many people are surprised by the simple fact that a national park exists in northeastern Ohio, between the sprawling cities of Cleveland and …

See the Largest Expanse of Old-Growth Hardwoods in the U.S.

<b>Location: Central South Carolina<br>Established: November 10, 2003<br>Size: 24,180 acres</b><p>Say the word "swamp," and the first image that probably comes to mind is of a wet, sticky, mosquito-infested mire that few people would want to visit. Such an image certainly might have kept some visitors away from …

The Pursuit of Happiness: Sequoia Style

<b>“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut</b><p>I arrived in Sequoia National Park on a personal quest.<p>I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. As the …