On August 25th our National Parks Service turns 100! National Parks help celebrate the beauty of our earth, and whether you travel to them on their birthday, Earth Day, during National Park Week, when admission is free, or on your own special getaway, you’re sure to enjoy some of America’s finest natural spaces.
Watch this above video and those below to see stunning and surprising footage from four National Parks that you should discover across the USA.
#1 Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona is a special place because of the landscapes and more importantly the people. Managed by the National Park Service and Navajo Nation, you’ll be entranced by the skyscraper sized canyons and personal accounts of the people who have called this canyon home for thousands of years.
Canyon de Chelly National Park Tour by TravelswithDarley
#2 Cumberland Island
If you want to travel to a remote national park with amazing beaches, check out Cumberland Island off the coast of Southern Georgia. Wild horses, armadillos and a variety of beautiful birds are just some of the draws to this interesting southern destination.
Best of Cumberland Island National Seashore by TravelswithDarley
#3 Capitol Reef
Often overlooked for Bryce and Zion, Capitol Reef National Park in South Central Utah is a great place to discover dramatic geology and history, much of which is unreachable by modern roads. Petroglyphs, outlaw history and outstanding natural landscapes are just a few of the reasons people seek out this national park.
Best Utah National Parks by TravelswithDarley
#4 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Both a national park and a World Heritage Site, one can’t help be surprised by all the geological activity at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kīlauea, one of the most active volcanoes of the world, has been erupting since 1943. Take advantage of witnessing the power of nature at this special national park.
Tour Hawaii’s Big Island by TravelswithDarley