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National Parks You Might Not Know About

It might surprise you to learn that there are more than 60 national parks in the United States.

For many of us, the first thing you think of when you hear “national park” is Yosemite or Yellowstone. But instead, think special activities you can do in different parks that give you a more unusual or authentic experience.


Do you enjoy biking? Visit Acadia National Park in Maine, where there are over 40 miles of road dedicated to cyclists.


Do you want to go diving? Then try Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, where the underwater reef extends from the Dry Tortugas all the way to Miami.

Want to go horseback riding? Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado has over 250 miles of trails that you can use to ride horses. The park even offers less vigorous horseback tours.