Hiking

Indian Springs State Park

Size: 
528 acres

Location

Indian Springs State Park
678 Lake Clark Road
Flovilla, GA 30216
United States
Phone: (770) 504-2277
33° 14' 50.8056" N, 83° 55' 19.6968" W

Indian Springs State Park is located in central Georgia between the cities of Atlanta and Macon. The park is named for a series of natural springs which the Creek Indians considered as having healing properties. Several structures were constructed within the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), including The Spring House.

Talladega National Forest

Size: 
392567 acres

Location

Talladega National Forest
1001 North Street
Talladega, AL 35160
United States
Phone: (256) 362-2909
33° 26' 34.6416" N, 86° 4' 45.7104" W

Talladega National Forest is located in the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains in Alabama. The National Forest was established in 1936 on lands that had been very abused and highly eroded due to over logging. Talladega has experienced regrowth and now represents a vibrant pine forest with a diverse ecosystem.

High Falls State Park

Size: 
1050 acres

Location

High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Dr
Jackson, GA 30233
United States
Phone: (478) 993-3053
33° 10' 44.1372" N, 84° 1' 10.4916" W

High Falls State Park is located in Jackson, Georgia located on the site of a ghost town. The town, called High Falls, was once a prosperous industrial town with a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith, shoe factory and several stores. The town was bypassed by a major railroad line and eventually became a ghost town in the late 1800s. Several ruins remain within the park.

Maplewood State Park

Size: 
9250 acres

Location

Maplewood State Park
39721 Park Entrance Road
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
United States
Phone: (218) 863-8383
46° 32' 18.87" N, 95° 57' 13.5936" W

Maplewood State Park is located in Western Minnesota in the Leaf Mountains. The park features numerous hardwood trees like oak, elm and maple that provide excellent fall foliage.

Miles of trails offer families great hiking and horseback riding. During the winter, the trails offer cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.

Pisgah National Forest

Size: 
510119 acres

Location

Pisgah National Forest
State Highway 80 South and Blue Ridge Parkway
Burnsville, NC 28714
United States
Phone: (828) 257-4200
35° 44' 45.6432" N, 82° 20' 20.526" W

Pisgah National Forest is located in western North Carolina and includes a portion of the southern Appalachian Mountains. The forest contains some of the highest mountains in the Eastern United States with peaks reaching over 6,000 feet. It is managed jointly with three other North Carolina National Forests from a shared headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina.

Silver Lake State Park

Size: 
2936 acres

Location

Silver Lake State Park
9679 West State Park Road
Mears, MI 49436
United States
Phone: (231) 873-3083
43° 39' 2.538" N, 86° 30' 59.1012" W

Silver Lake State Park is located in Oceana County, Michigan on Lake Michigan. The park is comprised of dune ridges and mature forest.

A popular feature of the park is the 450-acre off-road vehicle (ORV) area. The ORV area has trails for motorcycles, ATVs and larger ORVs. Specific regulations apply and families should review regulations before operating ORVs within the park.

Silver Lake campground offers 200 campsites with electrical hookups. The campground has modern restrooms and dumpsters.

Banning State Park

Size: 
6237 acres

Location

Banning State Park
61101 Banning Park Road
Sandstone, MN 55072
United States
Phone: (320) 245-2668
46° 7' 53.0076" N, 92° 51' 44.496" W

Banning State Park is located in Eastern Minnesota. The park resides within a shallow valley carved by the Kettle River and has many glacial potholes created by the Wisconsin glaciation thousands of years ago.

The river is a focal point of the park and provides a variety of water recreation. It is a popular place for canoeing and kayaking and features a 1.5-mile stretch of rapids, some of which are Class IV. Fishing is also a popular activity and record sturgeon have been caught in Kettle River.

Camden Hills State Park

Size: 
5500 acres

Location

Camden Hills State Park
280 Belfast Road
Camden, ME 04843
United States
Phone: (207) 236-3109
44° 13' 30.4932" N, 69° 3' 3.1356" W

Camden Hills State Park is located in the Midcoast region of Maine. A major feature of the park of the park is Mount Battie, which has a scenic outlook offering great views the town of Camden, Penobscot Bay and the surrounding area. Camden Hills State Parkis highly regarded as a place to view fall foliage.

Everglades National Park

Size: 
1500000 acres

Location

Everglades National Park
40001 State road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
United States
Phone: (305) 242-7700
25° 24' 29.61" N, 80° 31' 24.3228" W

Everglades National Park covers over 1.5 million acres in the Florida Everglades and is the third largest national park in the 48 contiguous United States. The park was created to protect a fragile ecosystem of interconnected wetlands and is the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of only three places in the world to be designated as a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance.

Thousand Hills State Park

Size: 
3215 acres

Location

Thousand Hills State Park
20431 State Highway 157
Kirksville, MO 63501
United States
Phone: (660) 665-6995
40° 12' 3.9924" N, 92° 38' 39.714" W

Thousand Hills State Park is located in Adair County, Missouri in the northern part of the state. Major features of the park are the 703-acre Forrest Lake and Native American petroglyphs that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.