With the initial rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, many see a promising end to the pandemic. Though the pandemic is far from over, there is a possibility that travel may soon be much safer or even allowed beginning in the near future. Read on to discover the top U.S. National Parks to visit in the summer months when the temperatures warm up and if the pandemic slows down.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Complete with picturesque mountains, miles of winding trails for hiking and the esteemed Going-to-the-Sun Road for driving, Glacier National Park is truly a sight and experience to take in. The entire driving road with over 700 miles of hiking trails and cool wildlife is only fully accessible in the warmer months. So when the snow has melted, pack your bags and get ready to hike!
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
The summer months at Theodore Roosevelt National Park allow for better wildlife viewing such as the bison. Viewing of the badlands and canyon driving is also much better in the summer. Many campgrounds, which provide gorgeous views of the mountains, are also available, making it one of the best national parks to visit in the summer.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
To fully take in America’s deepest lake, come to Oregon in the warmer temperatures to fully experience the park. The vast beauty of Crater Lake’s nature is accessible by foot or by bike. Boat rides and boat tours led by rangers are also a special feature, and you can stay overnight in the Crater Lake Lodge.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Though famous for its dunes and dune surfing and sledding activities that Great Sand Dunes National Park allows, there are also many trails, grasslands, and aquatic areas to swim in. Exploring the park at night is also a possibility and a must-see experience since the park is one of the quietest areas in the world. Stargazing is equally amazing and nighttime hikes equally as impressive.
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
Though slightly less known than the above mentioned parks, Voyageurs National Park is an aquatic paradise for the avid outdoorsmen and women. Offering kayaking, fishing, and boating rentals allows for endless days of exploration. The park is also known for its diverse wildlife best seen and observed in the summer.
Plan your next vacation out in nature!
Though the U.S. has many more parks available to visit, check websites for the national parks to visit in the summer for covid-19 updates and ensure safe travel.
Questions about national parks to visit in the summer to discuss on Ohlelo:
- Which National Parks have you visited before and how was it?
- How do you find the best hiking trails in National Parks?
- What are some suggestions to first-timers at National Parks?