Visiting National Parks is a great way to spend your vacation, including a family vacation. The fresh crisp air, beautiful scenery, warm sun, and beautiful shorelines, will leave you feeling relaxed and content. It is great way to escape the pressures of work and home. If you are considering exploring a National Park, the following is a list of a few of the top National Parks around the world.
Swiss National Park: Located in Switzerland, the stunning Swiss Park is located in the easternmost part of the country. It is the largest protected area and is home to many animals, plants, wild flowers, and alpine meadows. Only 150 000 people a year can visit the park. As well, this park is closed during the winter.
Acadia National Park: Located in Maine, USA, Acadia Park is a beautiful park with inspiring mountains. It is well known for its rugged coastline and wide ranging plant and animal life. Visitors enjoy swimming, hiking, and biking through this stunning park. During the summer months, one can swim at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach. There are also guided tours available. Acadia National Park is open year-round, but the campgrounds and roads are closed during the winter.
Masai Mara Reserve: Located in Kenya, Africa, the Masai Mara Reserve is home to many exotic animals such as the Wildebeest, Zebra, Crocodiles, Leopards and much more. The reserve is 583 square miles in size. It is a great place for bird-watching, wildlife viewing, and photography.
Grand Canyon National Park: Located in Arizona, USA, the Grand Canyon is an amazing natural wonder. Every year, an estimated 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors can take in the breathtaking view and enjoy a hiking excursion. People can also river raft on the Colorado River.
Serengeti Park: Located in Tanzania, Africa, the Serengeti Park is home to many exotic animals such as the lion and leopard. Landscapes include: amazing mountains, grassy plains, and wooded hills, Almost 1.5 million wildebeest will undertake a long journey to locate new watering holes and grazing pasture.
Yellowstone National Park: Located in Wyoming, USA, Yellowstone Park is the United States first national park. It is also home to the famous geyser, Old Faithful. One can watch the eruption of Old Faithful, go horse back riding, and even go Llama packing.
Galapagos National Park: More than 1.7 million acres comprise the Galapagos Park in the Ecuador. It is home to many incredible animals. Tourism is being promoted in an environmentally conscious way so as to protect the land, waters, and species that inhabit the area.
Skaftafell National Park: Located in Iceland, in the southern part of the country, the Skaftafell Park is the country’s second largest national park. It is a great park to hike as there are amazing, craters, glacial caps, plains, and volcanoes. There are even campgrounds.
Taking a vacation that includes spending time in a national park will make your holiday much more exciting and memorable. Whatever park you choose, it is important to check with the park officers about safety and rules that must be obeyed. A National Park is one of nature’s most valuable gifts that can be enjoyed at an inexpensive price.