Category Archives: Planning

Planning an East Coast vacation or day trip to an East Coast town or city? Our planning guides will help you create the best trip ever!

A Comprehensive Guide to Acadia National Park: All You Need to Know for Your Next Visit

Loop Road Acadia National Park Maine view from Bubble Rock

Welcome to your ultimate guide to Acadia National Park! Every year, people from all over the world flock to New England’s only National Park to bask in its jaw-dropping beauty, hike its epic trails, soak up those postcard-worthy coastal views, and more. If you’re that outdoor or nature enthusiast itching to explore this East Coast […]

A Guide to All of the Rhode Island State Parks: Enjoy Coastal Views, Hiking Trails & More

View of Beavertail Lighthouse on the bluffs of Conanicut Island, Rhode Island

Considering visiting some of the diverse Rhode Island State Parks? Despite its small size, the Ocean State offers an impressive array of natural wonders.  From beautiful coastal vistas along Narragansett Bay to lush woodlands and picturesque ponds of inland parks, these protected areas provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for outdoor adventurers and nature […]

Boston to Acadia National Park: Detailed Road Trip Itinerary + Other Transportation Options

Entry Road Acadia National Park Maine

Thinking of doing a Boston to Acadia National Park road trip? You could certainly manage the full drive in just a half-day itinerary if you’re pressed for time. But if you’re interested in enjoying the quaint coastal towns along the way, plan for several days to soak it all in on your way to New […]

23 Best Hikes in Acadia National Park: Easy and Challenging Trails, Views, Family Hikes & More

Thunder Hole Rock Formation at Acadia National Park, Maine

If you’ve got Acadia National Park on your radar for your next hiking adventure, then get ready for a wonderful experience! With around 150 miles of hiking trails, the park caters to all skill levels, from easy routes suitable for families to strenuous climbs for experienced hikers. To help you plan your itinerary, this guide […]

17 Amazing Delaware State Parks Offering Fun Outdoor Experiences

Trap Pond State Park Delaware

Delaware may be the second smallest state in the country, but it is home to an impressive array of natural treasures and outdoor wonders. In this guide, we’ll take you through the entire Delaware State Parks system to inspire you with what to do there and to help you plan your next outdoor adventure. With […]

22 Best MD State Parks with Wildlife Viewing, Waterfalls, Hiking Trails & More

Muddy Creek falls in Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland

If your idea of a perfect trip involves loads of outdoor fun, get ready to spice up your itinerary with a visit to some of the best state parks in Maryland! Whether you’re a hiking fanatic, a family looking for a day of exploration, a camping enthusiast, or someone who can’t resist the call of […]

Boston to Cape Cod: Pros and Cons of Going by Ferry, Train, Bus, Tour, Plane, or Car

Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge Bourne Massachusetts

Wondering how to get to Cape Cod from Boston? There are several options, and each has its pros and cons. The trip from Boston to Cape Cod can be done by land, air, or sea; we’ll go through each option and the logistics involved so you know what to expect. To make the most of […]

23 Best State Parks of Vermont for the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure

A panoramic view of peak fall foliage in Smugglers Notch, Vermont

Prepare to go on a journey of natural splendors and outdoor escapades as you visit the state parks of Vermont. With 56 of them scattered throughout the state, adventurers are spoilt for choice.  From the towering mountain peaks to the picturesque shores of its numerous lakes and rivers, the Green Mountain State’s terrain is a […]

22 Best SC State Parks for Outdoor Adventurers and Nature Enthusiasts

Evening reflections at Lake Oolenoy in Table Rock State Park, South Carolina

Are you planning to visit the state parks of South Carolina? With around 47 of them spanning from the mountains in the northern region to the inviting Atlantic coastline in the south, these destinations provide unique experiences you won’t want to miss! In this guide, we’ll take you through the best SC state parks, offering […]

22 Best New Hampshire State Parks with Lakes, Waterfalls, Hiking Trails & More

Willey House Dam Pond with flowers and fall colors in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire.

Get ready for an epic outdoor adventure to the New Hampshire state parks! Located in the northeastern region of the United States, the state is famous for its rugged natural beauty, picturesque towns, and layered history. In this guide, we’ll walk you through some of the best state parks in NH, from coastal areas with […]