The Mariposa Grove, within Yosemite National Park is a forest of Giant Sequoias, of great antiquity that are considered the largest living things on the planet. When you are here, you truly feel like an ant.
Muir Woods National Monument is a Pacific Coast park located around 19km. north of the city of San Francisco and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. "This is the best tree that nature lovers can find among all the world's forests," said conservationist John Muir when he discovered the majestic Sequoias of the U.S. West Coast. Muir Woods is one of the largest national urban parks worldwide. It has an area of 75,980 hectares and covers 59 miles of the west coast. Throughout the year, the forest is cool and moist. This species of coastal Sequoias have incredible growth, the highest recorded to date is 379.1 meters high! The trees of Muir Woods are relatives of the Giant Sequoias, but the latter reach lower altitudes, around 125 meters long with wider trunks. The average age of the trees is between 500 and 800 years old, but the oldest is at least 1200 years old.
On my way from Silver City to the National Monument Gila Cliff Dwellings, I came across this vast forest. I was delighted when I saw some small fawns grazing at the roadside and the stunning view of the valley caught my attention, the occasional lake and several rivers ..... I only saw it in passing, but I got the impression it was a good place to spend a few days camping.
Folker Park is a small park in the eastern part of Anchorage, near the university. It's the ideal place to walk the dogs or take the family for a picnic. It's very quiet and away from all the commotion of the city.
Campo Mirador is a wonderful place I like to go to whenever I feel confused. It helps me to see the snow on the trees. It helps to clear my head and give me new, fresh ideas. I've come to believe that nature is a wonderful thing and it's what encourages you to enjoy the beauty of the life.
This dreamlike forest seems to be from another planet, with trees of a thousand forms that grow to between 2600 and 3600 meters high. Here you'll find the oldest trees on the planet, including the appropriately named Methuselah, which is 4700 years old. Nearby is the White Mountain, a peak which can only be climbed by those in good condition. The first 3500 meters aren't so bad, but the 800 meters at the end seemed to be an eternity!
My husband and I took a road trip and traveled over 5,000 miles in two weeks. This was when we found a deserted beach, where the Red Woods meet the ocean. We took a road, not entirely certain where it would lead us. It was windy, and it was cold. But it was worth it.
Forests near Memphis are worth a visit, especially in autumn. Lately in the Middle Tennessee area, giant wood harvesters stripped Spencer Mountain of its native trees, and planted pine forests to grow timber. Since then you don't need to have anything to do with these beautiful trees and forests.
The first time I went to this park, I fell completely in love. It's not the biggest park, just 405 acres, but there are so many activities to do ... fishing, picnicking, hunting, riding horses, and 12.75 miles of walking paths. It is fully accessible for the disabled, too. When it rains a lot beautiful waterfalls are formed. It's in Pennsylvania, about three hours from Philadelphia and New York, and 4 of 6 hours from Pittsburgh.
Spanning more than 6500 square kilometers around the Grand Canyon, with thousands of trees and breathtaking scenery, the Kaibab National Forest is one of the largest in the world. "Formalized" in 1909, it's an impressive sight, particularly if you take a helicopter flight over the region. It covers a portion of the north shore of the canyon, which is much less touristy than the South Rim. We love this expanse of green, which breaks abruptly to give way to the breathtaking canyon.
You don't feel like you're in New York City around several million people when you're at the Ravine. Instead you feel like you're on a walk in the middle of the woods with a silence that is only broken by the trickle of water in the streams and the songs of birds. I am really not exaggerating. It really was a total surprise to me. If you enter Central Park from the north entrance, you can't miss it.
A secret grove of the largest Redwoods hides in the woods outside Crescent City. Protected by locals and scientists, a select few know where they are located, and fewer are privileged to be shown the ancient trees. This is one of the largest living Redwoods left called "The Lost Monarch." It is truly one of the most spectacular places to visit in the United States!
The drive to Lost Maples State Natural Area is one of the most beautiful in Texas. The carved rock roads are stunning, then you arrive at an incredible Texas State Park full of Maple trees, a rare sight in Texas. The park is full of them.
Pachaug State Forest is a public park located on 24,000 acres in Voluntown, Connecticut. Included in the Pachaug State Forest is a Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is a half a mile of swampy Rhododendron habitat. The Rhododendron Sanctuary is beautiful all year around, but particularly stunning during late June or July when Rhododendron are flowering. You can check the website for updates on exact flowering times each year. Also in the Pachaug State Forest are hiking trails, ponds, and picnic benches. The Pachaug State Forest is a bit difficult to find; however, when you find the park it is the perfect way to spend a day.