Category Archives: Acadia National Park

8 National Parks You Can See Without a Car

If you’ve visited a national park in the summer recently you’re probably found yourself in a frustrating gridlock that rivals an L.A. freeway at 5 P.M. And you can’t blame the bison. National parks are experiencing record numbers of visitors, and unfortunately for the environment, record numbers of vehicles. But that’s not to say you […]

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The Best National Park Lego Vignettes on Instagram

Nine decades after they hit the market, Legos are still one of the most popular toys. While older sets leaned into themes like pirates, vikings, and space, the company has expanded into pop culture with Lego sets portraying Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter—and even the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2015, two national park […]

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The Best Adventures at Acadia National Park

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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How to Avoid Crowds in the 10 Most Popular National Parks

National parks broke dozens of attendance records last year, making this summer a challenging time to visit any of the sites on the top-ten list. Add to that the strict reservation systems implemented by many, and planning ahead is more crucial than ever. The National Park Services’ official stance on the matter is simple: explore […]

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Tips and Tricks for Visiting a National Park without a Reservation

To cut down on crowds, eliminate wait times, and help preserve natural resources, an increasing number of national parks are capping visitation and requiring advanced reservations this summer. If you’re one of those organized people who plans your life months in advance, bully for you. But if you’re a person who doesn’t, or who prefers […]

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