Parks & Natural Wonders

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A Short Walk at Baslow Edge in Derbyshire

Eagle Rock and Wellington's Monument are two worthy stops while walking Baslow's Edge.

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Katy Dog Park: 14 Acres of Fun for People and Pets in Katy, TX

Fourteen acres of land comprise the Katy Dog Park in Katy, TX. Shade trees, wide-open grassy areas, a pool for canines, and a walking path all add to the pleasure of spending time there.

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Visiting Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Cambodia

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) is located outside of Phnom Penh and is run by Wildlife Alliance. They rescue and rehabilitate animals from the illegal wildlife trade and provide a permanent home for those they cannot release. Tours run daily from Phnom Penh.

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The Perfect Day Trip: Caesar’s Head State Park and Greenville

This article includes an itinerary and description of hiking at Caesar's Head State Park and visiting Greenville in South Carolina.

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A Visit to Crazy Horse Memorial Park in South Dakota

Though still in progress, the Crazy Horse Memorial is stunning and an important stop for anyone heading to its more famous cousin—Mount Rushmore.

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Fred Howard Park: Hidden Gem of Florida’s Gulf Coast

Howard Park is one of those true hidden gems that offers a beautiful beach area combined with a wonderful multipurpose park that has something for everyone.

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Utah's Spectacular Millcreek Canyon and Nebo Loop in Winter

My husband and I didn't want to miss a chance to witness the beautiful view from the top of Millcreek Canyon, and we have beautiful images to share!

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A Quick Trip to Antelope Island State Park in Utah

Antelope Island State Park is mesmerizing. Situated in the Great Salt Lake, it's one of the most breathtaking places I have visited in the beehive state of Utah. The island is a picturesque backdrop for hiking and wildlife viewing.

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Visiting Mount Greylock, the Highest Point in Massachusetts

Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and offers visitors stunning views, miles of hiking trails, and a wonderful mountaintop experience.

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Gus and Lyndall Wortham Park, and Wortham Fountain: Comparing Both Houston Sites

Well-known philanthropists Gus and Lyndall Wortham have a park and a fountain bearing their name in two distinct areas of Houston. See what makes each unique and special, and learn some Houston history.

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Where and When to See Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado

A guide to finding elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado. Information on where to see elk in all four seasons along with photos.

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Touring the South Dakota Black Hills in a Day

Useful information, links, and photos of the South Dakota Black Hills area, including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park.

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3 Community Parks in the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, Texas

In addition to three community parks, the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, TX, maintains many miles of channels as well as interconnecting trails. See photos and learn about the parks here.

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Casa Grande National Monument in Arizona

The ruins of Casa Grande National Monument date back centuries. Located in the Sonoran desert of Arizona, the massive "big house" and other structures were abandoned in 1450. Learn about it here.

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Jamail Skatepark: Stunning Texas-Sized Skatepark in Houston

The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is one of the largest of such parks in all of Texas. If you are a skateboarder, you will definitely wish to see this fantastic place near Houston.

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary Photos and Information

We are lucky to have this wondrous nature sanctuary in the heart of Houston. One seems far removed from the hustle and bustle when walking in this natural habitat.

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Houston’s Hermann Park: So Many Attractions!

Hermann Park is filled to the brim with attractions, including golf, an outdoor theater, museum, zoo, lake, Japanese garden, miniature railroad, playgrounds, and so much more.

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Seabourne Creek Nature Park: Peaceful Haven in Rosenberg, TX

The Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, Texas, consists of 164 acres of open prairie, lake, wetlands, and bird sanctuary. It is educational and amazing!

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Spectacular Henry Moore Sculpture in Houston's Eleanor Tinsley Park

"Large Spindle Piece"—a sculpture by Henry Moore—graces Eleanor Tinsley Park on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas. See photos, Henry Moore quotes, and a video.

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Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek in Cypress, Texas: Honoring Deputy Darren Goforth

Goforth Park in Cypress, TX, named after Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, consists of a playground, dog park, and a 1.97-mile trail surrounding water.

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Cadillac Mountain: The Jewel of Acadia National Park

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park offers visitors a unique mountaintop experience with a 360-degree view of the stunning Maine coastline.

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Florida Kayaking: Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park

For a relaxing and scenic kayaking option, check out the newly opened Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park kayak launch. The winding inlets, small ponds, and salt marsh make for an interesting and stress-free adventure.

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Isle Royale National Park: Fun for All Ages

Isle Royale National Park is one of the most remote areas of the country. Accessible only by seaplane or ferry, it's considered a hiking and kayaking paradise. Yet folks of all ages can have a comfortable, safe, and adventurous wilderness experience without needing a tent and sleeping bag.

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Pueblo Montaño Chainsaw Sculpture Garden Honors Firefighters

Firefighters deserve to be honored, and fires need to be respected at all times. One retired firefighter, Mark Chavez, chose to honor both at the site of a large fire by creating a series of chainsaw sculptures.

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The Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver: Beauty and Symbolism

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful and often peaceful Japanese garden that is filled with symbolism.

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Minneopa State Park: Southern Minnesota's Hidden Gem

Southern Minnesota for the most part consists of corn and bean fields with a not so interesting landscape. Minneopa, however, is a charming little State Park with a waterfall and Bison range.

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Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee

Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee, a relatively small park located on the Cumberland Plateau, is brimming with history, natural beauty, and recreational activities. It is a great place to be unplugged.

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Exploring the Beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver

The VanDusen Botanical Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It contains beautiful plants and lovely scenery that is very enjoyable to explore.

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The 10 Most Unbelievable Places That Really Exist

The world is full of mysteries, magic, and beautiful places that seem like they could only exist in our imagination, or in books and movies. Believe it or not, some of these places are actually real!

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10 Most Amazing Lakes in the World

Lakes are not as frequently visited as beaches and falls. Although they are not as popular, they can certainly be just as beautiful and spectacular. Sometimes, they are even more so.

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The 10 Most Incredible Caves in the World

For many people, caves may just be a boring piece of hollowed-out rock. Well, this will prove them wrong as we will explore a few of the most amazing caves that exist in the world.

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Exploring the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver, British Columbia

The Stanley Park Seawall has an 8.8 km path on top. The wall travels around the perimeter of the park beside the ocean. It offers great views and other interesting sights.

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The Stanley Park Rose Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park is a lovely 988-acre park next to downtown Vancouver and the ocean. It contains many attractions for visitors, including a beautiful rose garden.

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The 20 Most Famous and Amazing Rock Formations in the World

Rock formations have attracted humans since time immemorial. Their shapes, components and locations make them totally unique. It's no wonder that tourists and locals alike find pleasure in visiting these incredible sites.

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Aquatic Birds at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Lost Lagoon is part of Stanley Park, which is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The lagoon is a wonderful place for bird watchers and photographers.

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Honeymoon Island State Park: Dunedin, Florida

If you're looking for a pristine beach without the crowds, and don't mind sharing your space with eagles, owls, and an armadillo or two, then check out Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, Florida.

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Visiting Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Exit Glacier is the only land access into Kenai Fjords National Park. Located on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, this is a great way to experience the magic of a glacier up close and personal.

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Visiting Denali National Park: The Last Great Frontier

Denali National Park is one of the most remote, pristine areas in the American National Park System. Home to an amazing array of wildlife, the park's six million acres of untamed landscape offer visitors spectacular views and stunning scenery.

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Visiting Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier is one of Washington State's most popular destinations. Home to beautiful alpine fields, majestic peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and miles of hiking trails, there's something for every outdoor enthusiast.

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Forest Park, the Jewel of Springfield, Massachusetts

This park has something for everyone, including the Forest Park Zoo and the nationally acclaimed Brights Nights Holiday display.

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Muir Woods National Monument: Breathtaking Old-Growth Forest Near San Francisco

With reverence, we walked on the paths through this amazing cathedral of nature. Spell-binding! See photos and videos.

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Things to Do When Visiting Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida

If you love the great outdoors and plan on being in the Tampa/St Petersburg area, then be sure to check out Fort De Soto State Park. Known for its beautiful beaches, Fort De Soto also offers visitors the opportunity to fish, bike, camp, kayak and so much more.

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Below Sea Level: 10 of the Lowest Points in the World

This article beautifully summarizes the major points of land on the earth's surface which fall below sea level.

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The Five Best Places to See the Southern Lights—Aurora Australis

A look at the top five places to see the Southern Lights and the best times of year to visit.

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Fort Mackinac: A Look Back in Time on Mackinac Island, Michigan

Fort Mackinac was a military site in the Great Lakes region during the American War of Independence, and it has a fascinating history. It is an interactive visitor site today. See photos and videos.

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Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park: Natural Beauty and Urban History in New Jersey

The Great Falls of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, with the surrounding historic mill area in the City of Paterson, has been designated as America’s 45th National Historical Park, the 397th unit of the National Park System. A spectacular natural wonder, the Great Falls also played a key role in American history as the centerpiece of the first planned industrial center in the U.S.

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Sunset Crater: Pictures of a Volcanic National Monument in Arizona

This fantastic site just north of Flagstaff is impressive! See photos and videos of this close encounter with volcanic activity of the past.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: View the Largest Living Trees!

See pictures of the "largest living thing on earth" and other sites within these magnificent national parks of Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Some of these sequoia trees existed long before the pyramids in Egypt!

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Hume Lake in Sequoia National Park: Original Purpose and Usage Today

This 87-acre lake within Sequoia National Park dates back to the days of commercial logging and lumber flumes. Learn more and see photos and videos of this playground as it exists today.

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Visiting California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Deserts are places of extreme contrast, and as such are often overlooked as places to visit. What a shame! The desert has so much to offer, especially in the way of wildflowers. March and April are the best times to witness the transformation from bare to full of blooms.