Things to Do in Summer

Your guide to making the most out of the warmer months.

Visit a National Park

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There are 59 national parks in the United States, all of them oases of majestic beauty that support a remarkable variety of plants and animals. The marquee parks—YellowstoneYosemite—are well worth visiting for their glorious views, landmark lodges, stargazing opportunities, and some of the best wildlife spotting in America. But there are others worth seeking out. Michigan’s gloriously isolated Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior gets barely 15,000 visitors a year, and there are many more underrated national parks to add to your bucket list. So strap on your boots and get ready to hit the nature trails of some of our national treasures.

Things to Do in Summer

Visit a National Park

There are 59 national parks in the United States, all of them oases of majestic beauty that support a remarkable variety of plants and animals. The marquee parks—YellowstoneYosemite—are well worth visiting for their glorious views, landmark lodges, stargazing opportunities, and some of the best wildlife spotting in America. But there are others worth seeking out. Michigan’s gloriously isolated Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior gets barely 15,000 visitors a year, and there are many more underrated national parks to add to your bucket list. So strap on your boots and get ready to hit the nature trails of some of our national treasures.

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