Peak foliage, crisp temperatures, and minimal traffic make for the perfect getaway. To help you plan your trip, we’ve hand-picked nine national parks that truly come into their own in autumn.
Popular parks can get crowded, in a normal year. These less-visited alternatives have similar natural wonders, and a fraction of the crowds.
Into stargazing? Head to a Dark Sky-certified national park. We’ve handpicked nine with epic night skies, astronomy tours, festivals, and more.
Get ready to lace up your hiking boots. From easy lakeside cruisers to challenging treks in rugged terrain, these nine unforgettable hikes will have you longing to hit the trail.
America’s top national parks draw millions of visitors a year. Visit these less-visited gems instead to keep your social distance in the great outdoors.
Some national parks truly shine in summer, as snow clears, hiking trails open, and long days beckon. These 8 parks hit their prime from June to Labor Day.