My Favorite Places

In honor of Earth Day, let’s take a look some of my favorite places in this country:

1.) Yosemite National Park. One of the first national parks in the country, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, large valleys, huge sequoia trees, and impressive mountains. The John Muir Trail runs right through the park and takes you over Mt. Whitney. A lot of people visit every year, but when you are in Yosemite, there are places in the park where you can be completely alone.

2.) The Adirondack Park: This park is located in northeast New York and is the largest National Historic Landmark in the U.S. The area is larger than Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smokey Mountains National Parks combined. The highest peak in New York Mt. Marcy is within the High Peaks area of the Adirondack Park. I must say that this park is one of my favorite places that I have ever been too. It is absolutely beautiful and there is nothing better than waking up to the sound of birds and seeing a deer standing next to your tent.

3.) Keuka Lake: This Y-shaped lake is located in the Finger Lakes of western New York. “Keuka” means canoe in the Iroquois language. The Finger Lakes wine trail surrounds Keuka Lake, some of the wineries being Hunt Country Vineyards and McGregor Vineyard Winery. In the summer, many people stay in their lakehouses. But in the fall, the area is very quiet and the leaves are all red, orange, and yellow. If you have the chance to visit, go in early October to see the leaves.