Frommer's Family Vacations in the National Parks

Frommer's Family Vacations in the National Parks

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This practical, detailed guide helps parents plan and enjoy a fun-filled, creative, educational trip for the whole family. We take you to a selection of America's most popular parks, national recreation areas, and national seashores: Acadia, Cape Cod, the Smokies, the Outer Banks, Rocky Mountain, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Olympic, Zion, and more. Included are detailed, candid reviews of each campground and other family-friendly lodgings, plus these special features: a spectacular full-color photo insert, illustrations that help identify plants and animals, places for relaxed play and picnics, and tips on how to teach your kids about everything from native American culture to conservation. Parents will find all kinds of activities the kids will love: biking, canoeing, nature walks, horseback riding, swimming, tide pooling, whale watching, and more.With this guide in hand, parents are sure to give their children memories and learning experiences that will last a more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 546 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Frommers
  • United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 9780764570759

Table of contents

PART I: TAKING KIDS TO THE NATIONAL PARKS. 1. Planning Your Trip. PART II: THE EASTERN SEABOARD. 2. Moving Water, Moving Land. 3. Acadia National Park. 4. Cape Cod National Seashore. 5. Cape Hatteras National Seashore. PART III: THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS. 6. Bringing Back the Past. 7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park. PART IV: THE SOUTHWEST. 8. Layers upon Layers. 9. Grand Canyon National Park. 10. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. 11. Zion National Park. 12. Bryce Canyon National Park. PART V: THE ROCKIES. 13. The Nature of High Places. 14. Yellowstone National Park. 15. Grand Teton National Park. 16. Rocky Mountain National Park. PART VI: THE SIERRA NEVADA. 17. Rock, Life & Change. 18. Yosemite National Park. 19. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. PART VII: THE WEST COAST. 20. Ecology: Fitting It Together. 21. Point Reyes National Seashore. 22. Olympic National Park. more

About Charles P. Wohlforth

Charles Wohlforth is a writer living in Anchorage, Alaska. His recent book The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) tells of the adventures of Eskimos and scientists living and learning in the quickly warming Arctic. His other books published by Wiley include Frommer's Alaska and Alaska For Dummies. With his wife, Barbara, an elementary school teacher, and children, Robin, Julia, Joseph, and Becky, Wohlforth spends much of his time outdoors, boating and camping in the wilderness in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. He welcomes questions from readers and offers free online travel advice, writings, and travel planning links at his website, more