Category Archive: Local Area

Trekking Through Yosemite and the Gold Country: 5 Awesome Hikes You Shouldn’t Miss

July 12th, 2017
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Yosemite National Park, and surrounding area, is famous for its breathtaking panoramic views, rich history, and intimate encounters with nature.  No trip to the California wilderness is complete without a visit to this beautiful nature preserve.  One of the best ways to fully enjoy this destination is through one or more of its unique nature trails or scenic backpacking hikes.
Half Dome and the Mist Trail

Distance: 14-16 miles (round trip)
Difficulty: ...

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11 Great Reasons Why you should visit Yosemite National Park

October 28th, 2016
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If you have never been to Yosemite National Park, in California's Sierra Madres you are missing the experience of a lifetime. There are 1,169 square miles of parkland to explore. President Abraham Lincoln, signed the Yosemite Grant, giving Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove to the state of California in August 1864. It became Yosemite National Park in 1890. Here are 11 great reasons why you should visit Yosemite National Park.
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16 Fun Kid Friendly Places in Asheville

May 7th, 2015
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Asheville, NC is a beautiful tourist destination full of life and excitement! It is the perfect destination to take the entire family, these are only a few of the many amazing activities and restaurants that the city has to offer that are family friendly!
1. Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest covers over 500,000 acres of forest land across the central mountains of Western North Carolina. This national forest is ...

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4 Hiking Trails in Hot Springs, AR

January 14th, 2015
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Hot Springs, AR has many amazing trails to hike or bike through. These are just a few trails that each offer different benefits to the nature lover in you! Whether you just want a leisurely stroll, or a challenging trail there is something for everyone in Hot Springs.
1. Big Brushy Trail

Brushy Mountain, Mountain Top, Rockhouse and Brushy Creek Trails, combined with the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, allow many opportunities for ...

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5 Awesome Hiking Trails in Colorado Springs

January 12th, 2015

Colorado Springs has many amazing trails to hike or bike through. These are just a few trails that each offer different benefits to the nature lover in you! Whether you just want a leisurely stroll, or a challenging trail there is something for everyone in Colorado Springs.
1. Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a free public park famous for its unique red rock formations. There are many interconnected ...

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15 Fabulous Places to Visit in 2015

December 23rd, 2014
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The United States has so many wonderful places to visit. From California to the Carolina's there are many beautiful iconic scenes but these are a few of our favorites. They should definitely be on your bucket list for 2015.
1. Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

This wilderness area is located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado and has over 100 miles of trails. The closest city in reach is Aspen and the entire ...

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7 Must See Places in 2014!

December 31st, 2013
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1. Falling Water

 Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall.  Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family.  Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939.  It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has preserved Fallingwater since 1963, with a major structural repair in 2002 strengthening Fallingwater’...

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Lake Raystown Resort’s Annual Pet Show

July 25th, 2013

Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center’s Presents...
2nd Annual Pet Show!

WHEN:  Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: Lake Raystown Resort under The Marina tent

BENEFITS:  The Huntingdon County Humane Society    (So PLEASE be generous!)

REGISTRATION FEE:  One non-perishable pet staple     (food, toys, bedding, etc.)

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best in Show, Best Dressed, Most Talented, Funniest Looking

All friendly pets are eligible ...

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5 Must See Places in Pigeon Forge, TN

July 22nd, 2013
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1. Cades Cove

For more information click the link below...Cades Cove is a broad valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the most phenomenal opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon.  This is the perfect destination for the family, great ...

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Callaway Gardens Day Trip

May 22nd, 2013

Heading to Pine Mountain on your next family vacation? Need some ideas for a fun and exciting day trip? Callaway Gardens is the answer you have been looking for! With a wide variety of activities from a zip line to fishing and boating, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy, so head to Callaway Gardens for an amazing day!

1. Tree Top Adventure

Take your love of the outdoors ...

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