The National Park System of the United States includes over 84 million acres of the 50 states in the U.S. Don’t you think it’s time to pack up the family and the RV and see what these parks have to offer? With the promise of beautiful scenery, unforgettable hikes and maybe even a swim or a raft ride, these parks are the perfect place to really enjoy everything nature has to offer. Here are our top 5 National Parks to see in your RV.
Acadia National Park – Maine
While many of our National Parks are located out West, there is a beauty in the state of Maine you won’t want to pass up. The Acadia National Park has 17 millions acres of pine trees, 6,000 lakes and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams. There are plenty of things to do when you get to Acadia including ranger-guided tours and boat cruises, hikes, evening programs and even special programs for the kids. Don’t forget to hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest point along the east coast, and be the first person to see the sunrise in the morning. Breathtaking.
The Great Smoky Mountains – Tennessee
Stamped America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains is a getaway you will never forget. Located on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Smokies got their name from the ever-present morning fog. Known for it’s diversity in animal and plant life, you will also be amazed at the beautiful waterfalls located throughout the park. If you enjoy history, there are also nearly 80 historic buildings to explore and learn about throughout the park.
Everglades National Park – Florida
If you like adventure and wildlife, the Everglades National Park is a perfect place for you. Boasting the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, it is also home to over 40 species of mammals. The park covers 2,400 square miles and is perfect for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and even a famous airboat (fanboat) tour!
Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon National Park should be on your bucket list. Created by the Colorado River it is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and a mile deep. Did you know that the oldest rocks at the Grand Canyon are approximately 2 billion years old? Not only will you see beautiful scenery, but maybe you will also catch a glimpse of a herd of bison on your trip. Don’t forget your camera!
Yellowstone – Wyoming
Crowned the world’s first national park in March of 1872, you won’t want to miss this amazing park. Covering almost 3,500 square miles, this park is home to mountains, forest and lakes all waiting for you to explore. The park was established to protect geothermal areas which provide us with natural marvels such as hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. With it’s limited human alteration to nature, Yellowstone National Park is a beauty to behold and protect for generations to come.
Seeing is believing so what are you waiting for? With so many places to explore, you will want to get on the road soon. Whether you need a New RV or Service, we at Hitch are here to help. Contact us today or stop by and our friendly staff will help you with whatever you need for your next adventure!