Hiking the Flume Gorge Trail- Franconia Notch State Park {New Hampshire}

Hiking the Flume Gorge Trail- Franconia Notch State Park {New Hampshire}

After spending a day seeing some of the lesser known historic sites of the area, we were ready for a day outdoors so we could soak up all of the New England in the fall that we could. We went up towards northern New Hampshire to Franconia Notch State Park where it seemed the fall [...]

Stairs to the Top- Chimney Rock State Park {North Carolina}

Stairs to the Top- Chimney Rock State Park {North Carolina}

Our last morning in Asheville and we were getting ready to leave for home. We had experienced the lively downtown area of Asheville but felt we couldn't leave without seeing some of the beautiful natural areas outside the city. Brad's aunt suggested a visit to Chimney Rock State Park which is a local favorite for [...]

Savage Gulf- South Cumberland State Park {Tennessee}

Savage Gulf- South Cumberland State Park {Tennessee}

We decided to enjoy the last few colors of fall at another state park, this time going further afield to South Cumberland State Park. This state park is a little different because there are actually three separate areas, a ways apart from each other, that make up the park. One of our first Tennessee discoveries [...]

Walking Along The Rail Trail- Hawks Nest State Park {West Virginia}

Walking Along The Rail Trail- Hawks Nest State Park {West Virginia}

We spent our last evening walking along the old rail trail of Hawks Nest State Park. West Virginia use to be one of the country's leading coal mining areas and trains would criss cross throughout the state transporting that coal. But with the end of coal mining the trains fell to the wayside. But the [...]

The Old Grist Mill-Babcock State Park {West Virginia}

The Old Grist Mill-Babcock State Park {West Virginia}

On an impromptu adventure we made our way to West Virginia for a taste of what makes this the 'wild and wonderful' state. And we discovered the tagline perfectly fits the state. It is a wonderland of wild, natural beauty that is largely untouched by cities and industry. And true to form, our first stop [...]