Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hiker standing on edge Gertrude’s Nose, Minnewaska Preserve, New York

New York State Parks keep amazing us with their abundant waterfalls, mountains, hiking, and gorgeous scenic views! On our quest to explore more of the state’s natural wonders, we planned a visit to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley– New York’s largest state preserve at 22,000 acres! Our spring visit was full of rushing waters, icy rocks, snowy foot paths, and a frozen lake. Our summer visit was a motivating exploration of the trails that led us to the highest scenic overlooks.

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Hickory Run State Park, PA

Boy on a climbed tree in the boulder field at Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run State Park hosts a variety of outdoor activities, but when we heard “Boulder Field,” we could not resist a trip. This 15,990 acre park, located in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, boasts a National Natural Landmark unlike any we had seen before.

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Peacock Island-Pfaueninsel, Germany

Peacock running in the garden labyrinth at Pfaueninsel, Peacock Island, Germany

Germany is an incredible destination with so many wondrous things to experience like Pfaueninsel, aka Peacock Island. It’s full of romance, beauty, and history. If you’re planning a trip to the area, this is a terrific way to spend at least half a day.

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Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Georgia

Large vernal pool on top Arabia Mountain, Georgia

Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is an ecological bucket list item. You can visit any time of year and find new and interesting plants taking their turn on the granite. Our family really enjoyed visiting and exploring the preserve with its refreshingly different ambience.

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Garvie’s Point Museum & Preserve

Garvie’s Point is one of the many hidden gems linked to our history. Growing up on Long Island, you are exposed to a variety of Native American Lore, revolutionary independence, and geologic marvels. One of the few places to see the evidence of Native Americans and the Age of Dinosaurs is at Garvie’sPoint.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park, GA

Man at Blue Ridge Mountain overlook at Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia

This is a state park that you can choose to spend the day in or just take a quick peek. Either way, it’s worth the effort. The sheer cliffs of biotite-colored gneissic rock create some of the most amazing park lands in Gerogia’s Blue Ridge Mountians.

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Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

Caumsett State Park is a local favorite hidden on the North Shore of Long Island in Lloyd Neck. This 1,520 acre park is the former estate of Marshall Field III developed in the 1920’s. As one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast mansions it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the estate is managed as a nature preserve with terrific family trails, amazing views, and historic architecture.

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Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail

We ventured out to Rocky Point for some old fashioned mountain biking and we discovered a great trail for families and enthusiasts. This is no adventure for the weak-legged, instant gratification posers or whining quitters. This trail is hardcore!

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Robert Moses, Fire Island

Robert Moses State Park is home to an oceanfront beach of white quartz sand that extends for nearly five miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Living on Long Island includes numerous trips to this haven improving the quality of life during hot summer months.

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Orient Beach State Park

Orient Beach State Park is a treasure found at the tip of the North Fork. If you venture far enough, its awaiting your discovery.

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