Living in California, Brad Roemer knows that he has access to many National Parks. This got him to wondering what exactly where the best National Parks in the United States. Many people do not even think about the hours and hours it takes to make public land accessible to the millions of visitors annually. Many centuries ago, as the United States started changing, a great deal of the population started to wonder about future generations and how they would explain exactly how things looked when the land was untouched. Wanting to share this virgin land with people, not only by words but visually as well, they finally started to make National Parks. It was not until the 1860s that they actually had the funds and know how to do this. But we are getting ahead of ourselves.
While there is a need for these National Parks, it is hard to tell which the best ones are. For this, we talked to Brad Roemer and he shared with us some of his favourite places to visit when he has some free time. We will be giving you the name of the city that hosts the National Park, so you can look for a place to stay while you are there, that is if you are not keen on camping (if they have camping available).
1. Yosemite, California – This is the granddaddy of them all. This is like talking about the Sahara Desert when people talk about deserts of the world or talking about the Alps when talking about stunning mountain ranges. This list would not be complete without mentioning Yosemite. If you take the time to visit this National Park, you will spot more natural wonders in a few minutes than you could in an entire day elsewhere. Housed within Yosemite you can find the tallest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls) and the world’s tallest uninterrupted granite monolith (El Capitan). This National Park should definitely be on your bucket list.
2. Acadia, Maine – Situated in New England, it is appropriate that the United States dedicated a piece of land that is there to show what the first settlers of this land found when they arrived by boat from England. Be sure when you go that you check out Cadillac Mountain at dawn. Due to your geographical location, you will be among the first people to see the new day in the United States. It is quite a breathtaking view as well.
3. Grand Canyon, Arizona – Nearly everyone in the world has seen a picture of the Grand Canyon. At points, it is a mile deep and 18 miles wide. Still vastly referred to as one the natural wonders of the world. The river at the bottom is said to have carved that entire gorge over the last 1.8 billion years. Believe us when we tell you, the pictures just don’t do it justice.
There are so many great National Parks in North America, Brad Roemer had to keep his list short. This does not mean this is a complete list or that other parks are not worthy of being visited. Make sure you take a look at the National Parks in your area and visit them today.