For a unique outdoor experience in the Appalachians of Virginia, place Devil's Marbleyard Trail on your hiking bucket list. A geological wonder, the 8-acre field of boulders offers Olympic-scaled, rock scrambling fun.
From the Peaks of Otter Campground, Virginia, a visitor can easily explore the iconic mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sharp Top, along with Flat Top and Harkening Hill, make up the namesake three "Peaks of Otter." Escape the bustle and experience an amazing hiking and camping trip.
Looking for an unusual zoo experience? The 180-acre Virginia Safari Park provides a unique drive-through adventure where visitors can feed an amazing array of animals from the convenience of their vehicle.
Situated in the midst of the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee's Roan Mountain State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities to delight any visitor to the area. Not only hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and fishing, this Tennessee state park's attractions also include the historic Miller Farmstead and the celebrated Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival.
The beloved children's book, "My Side of the Mountain," inspired this Catskill Mountain destination as part of our camping and hiking road trip through the northeastern United States. Around 700,000 acres have been set aside as "forever wild" by the State of New York. Woodland Valley Campground, one of their oldest public parks, made an excellent choice for us to explore the Catskills region.
East of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a massive monadnock dome towers 600 feet over the surrounding land in its namesake park, Stone Mountain State Park. Another gem in the North Carolina state park system, Stone Mountain makes for a glorious camping and hiking adventure – even in the dead of winter.
Hidden in the eastern part of North Carolina, the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge consists of over 50,000 acres of open water, marsh, timber, and cropland habitats with Lake Mattamuskeet as its glorious centerpiece. In fact, Lake Mattamuskeet, North Carolina's largest natural lake, covers 40,000 acres with a surprisingly shallow basin depth of 2 to 3 feet or about a "swan's neck deep." A must see for nature lovers and a paradise for birders!
Located in scenic Western North Carolina, Standing Indian Campground is a premier camping and hiking destination that includes access to the renowned Appalachian Trail and great location for chasing waterfalls.