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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood . #sidestreetkitchen #cypresstreetunnel #cypresstrees #Repost @nationalparkgeek ・・・ Explore the coast of the Pacific at Point Reyes National Seashore for a great #smallparksaturday experience. ••••• Thanks to J.G. @wanderwithmynikon for the inspiration ----- This place never gets old. ------ #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #pointreyes #pointreyesnationalseashore #visitcalifornia
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond Grove, MO - A beautiful day to drive just about an hour north of the AR/MO state line and take in some beautiful nature and another important piece of history. #smallparksaturday
Spent the afternoon discovering George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond Grove, Missouri. I sure do appreciate my family following my every little whim and piling into the van for another adventure...I’m a lucky lady! It was a good day! 😊❤️ #smallparksaturday
In Arizona there are many places for a #smallparksaturday visit like the magnificent Montezuma Castle National Monument. ••••• Thanks to Scott @calihiker80 for sharing from his adventures. ——-- Visited #nationalpark site 199 of 417 today at #montezumacastlenationalmonument #anasazi #pueblo #nationalparkgeek #arizona #montezumacastle ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Explore the coast of the Pacific at Point Reyes National Seashore for a great #smallparksaturday experience. ••••• Thanks to J.G. @wanderwithmynikon for the inspiration ----- This place never gets old. ------ #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #pointreyes #pointreyesnationalseashore #visitcalifornia Thank you : nationalparkgeek Your photos are super!!!
Explore the coast of the Pacific at Point Reyes National Seashore for a great #smallparksaturday experience. ••••• Thanks to J.G. @wanderwithmynikon for the inspiration ----- This place never gets old. ------ #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #pointreyes #pointreyesnationalseashore #visitcalifornia
Let's start off #smallparksaturday with a visit to the Revolutionary battlefield at Saratoga National Historical Park. This site is home to the first significant American military victory of the Revolutionary War in 1777. •••••• Many thanks to our friend Evan @epcotexplorer for sharing the history. ------ #Saratoga #findyourpark #SaratogaNationalHistoricPark #SaratogaNHP #SaratogaBattlefield #RevolutionaryWar #NewYork #UpstateNewYork #FindYourPark #GoParks #parks101 #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #usinterior #experienceyouramerica #protectingparks #americasbestidea #protectpubliclands #monumentsforall #optoutside #parksoflife #thenationalparkspass #sharetheexperience ----- #nationalparkgeek
To defend the port of San Juan, construction began on this fort in 1539 and continued through close to the turn of the century. The style is very similar to many found built by the Spanish throughout the Caribbean. The complex was designated at a National Historic Site in 1949. ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Castillo San Felipe del Morro "El Morro" @sanjuannps , San Juan, Puerto Rico⠀ 📅 : January 2015⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns #smallparksaturday
Roger Williams founded his city of religious tolerance at the site of a spring at the edge of a shallow cove at the head of Narragansett Bay. He believed the spring was a sign from God...a providence. Williams’ “newe and dangerous opinions” like religious liberty, fair treatment for women and equality of races are all commemorated at Roger Williams National Memorial at the site of the original spring. Happy Small Park Saturday! ⠀ #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkservice #national_park_photography #usparksandmonuments #rhodeisland #providence #rogerwilliamsnationalmemorial #rogerwilliamsnps #smallparksaturday
Take in a hike, take in a sunset, take in a National Park. ••••• Thanks to Rush @russellscamera for vista viewing. ——— I do miss the desert, Zion, and Utah a ton. Although that’s the case, I do admit it’s nice to be able to hike one of the primo hikes in an eastern national park and not have to share it with a single soul for sunset. Sunset today was peaceful with no crowds to contend with. ——- #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #harpersferry #harpersferrynationalhistoricalpark #smallparksaturday #optoutside #sunset #historylover #westvirginia
This week let’s visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument for #smallparksaturday Located near Flagstaff AZ (not far from the Grand Canyon) you must drop by and take in the beauty. Don’t forget to stop by the bookstore for your NP Geek merch and help support the park. ••••••• Thanks to Emily @emilyrjwagner for beautiful inspiration. ・・・ Fun fact: sunshine yellow is my favorite color 🌻☀️🌻 #sunflowers #sunsetcrater #sunsetcratervolcanonationalmonument #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkphotography #np10k #findyourpark #visitarizona #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #explorearizona #lowerleftusa #igsouthwest #westbysouthwest #swimages #puresw #landscapephotography #mountaingirl #exploremoreoutdoors #amongthewild #seekmorewilderness #wildernessnation #takemoreadventures #getoutstayout #optoutside #lovethelifeyoulive ——— #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938 Thank you : nationalparkgeek Your snapshots look WOW!
Matt’s secret birthday adventure was a hike up to the Eugene O’neill National Historic Site. It’s a much smaller park then most but the house and it’s view are amazing and the crowds are nonexistent. (We only crossed paths with two other guests) Michelle has had this adventure planned for a while now and amazingly it also lined up perfectly with Week 2 of the #nationalparkobsessed Fall Parks Challenge #smallparksaturday #eugeneoneill #danville #nps #bayarea #history #poetlaureate
This week let’s visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument for #smallparksaturday Located near Flagstaff AZ (not far from the Grand Canyon) you must drop by and take in the beauty. Don’t forget to stop by the bookstore for your NP Geek merch and help support the park. ••••••• Thanks to Emily @emilyrjwagner for beautiful inspiration. ・・・ Fun fact: sunshine yellow is my favorite color 🌻☀️🌻 #sunflowers #sunsetcrater #sunsetcratervolcanonationalmonument #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkphotography #np10k #findyourpark #visitarizona #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #explorearizona #lowerleftusa #igsouthwest #westbysouthwest #swimages #puresw #landscapephotography #mountaingirl #exploremoreoutdoors #amongthewild #seekmorewilderness #wildernessnation #takemoreadventures #getoutstayout #optoutside #lovethelifeyoulive ——— #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938 Thank you : nationalparkgeek Your photos are really good!!!
This week let’s visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument for #smallparksaturday Located near Flagstaff AZ (not far from the Grand Canyon) you must drop by and take in the beauty. Don’t forget to stop by the bookstore for your NP Geek merch and help support the park. ••••••• Thanks to Emily @emilyrjwagner for beautiful inspiration. ・・・ Fun fact: sunshine yellow is my favorite color 🌻☀️🌻 #sunflowers #sunsetcrater #sunsetcratervolcanonationalmonument #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkphotography #np10k #findyourpark #visitarizona #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #explorearizona #lowerleftusa #igsouthwest #westbysouthwest #swimages #puresw #landscapephotography #mountaingirl #exploremoreoutdoors #amongthewild #seekmorewilderness #wildernessnation #takemoreadventures #getoutstayout #optoutside #lovethelifeyoulive ——— #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Just North of San Francisco is Muir Woods National Monument. It is one of the oldest units in the National Park System, having been established in 1908.⠀ ⠀ #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkservice #redwoods#SanFrancisco #muir #JohnMuir #forest #trees #smallparksaturday
The rose garden at #Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site @nps_hydepark in Hyde Park, #NewYork . This is the lowest tier of the formal gardens, constructed in 1910. A loggia and pool were added as a terminus for the gardens. Guests to the Vanderbilt Mansion would be served Japanese tea here after touring the gardens. The mansion and tiered formal gardens sit on a 211 acre property that overlooks the Hudson River. Frederick William Vanderbilt (1856–1938) purchased the property in 1895 for use as a spring and fall country residence. The 54-room mansion was designed by architects McKim, Mead, & White and built between 1896 and 1899. After Frederick's death in 1938, the mansion was left to his wife's niece, Margaret Louise Van Alen, who tried to sell it but found no buyers. Franklin Delano Roosevelt suggested that she donate the estate to the @NationalParkService as a monument to the #GildedAge . The #mansion became part of the National Park Service on December 18, 1940. In addition to the mansion, the property includes the Pavilion (a former residence turned Visitor Center), a coach house, power station, gate houses, bridges, and the gardens (plus ancillary garden buildings). #ny #FindYourPark #nps #nationalpark #nps102 #nyhistory #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #historygirl #roadtrip #igersny #exploreny #SpreadTheHistory #nationalparkservice #goparks #nationalparkgeek #hydepark #hydeparkny #hudsonvalley #vanderbiltmansion #architecture #hudsonrivervalley #smallparksaturday
The young woman who deep down in her heart wants to do something and wants to be something and strives to that end will certainly find something to do - Wise words from Maggie L. Walker and a fantastic #smallparksaturday visit @maggiewalkernps. Thanks to Ranger Ben for answering all our questions! #findyourpark #americasbestidea #parks102 #strongwomen #maggiewalkerhouse #encuntratuparque #rva #womenwhoexplore #nationalparks #nationalparkservice
This week for #smallparksaturday let’s take a visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington DC. Learn the history behind this great American and the life of the times. •••••• Thanks to Zeno @zenocolo for sharing this great small park. ・・・ Come on by and take a tour, enjoy the view of DC and learn about the life of #frederickdouglass #frederickdouglasnationalhistoricsite #findyourpark #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparklovers #nationalpark #nps @goparks @nationalparkservice #nationalparkdreams #npcollective #alltrails #rei1440project #nationalparkgeek @nationalparktrust ——- #nationalparkgeek
Catching up on summer: This went from a Revolutionary War defense and Civil War prison to a recreation haven. #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorknewyork #ushistory #uscivilwar #smallparksaturday #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #sky #governorsisland #latergram
A moment of pure terror at Fossil Butte National Monument when a bug flew by us. We love love love the small parks and momuments. Even with such terrifying insects. May 2018 🚫🦗🚫🐞🚫🐛🚫🦋🚫 #Fobu #fossilbutte #fossilbuttenationalmonument #wyoming #visitwyoming #thisiswy #usinterior #usparksandmonuments #smallparksaturday #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #nationalparksusa #bemonumental #arachnophobia #scaredofbugs #kidswhohike #jrranger #jrrangers #americasbestidea #mappinners #kidswhoexplore #whosafraidofthebigbadbug
It is the 102nd Birthday of the National Park Service so let’s squeeze in another #smallparksaturday This is the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, NY. Go find your park. •••••• Thanks to @thehistorygirlnj for sharing this great small park and it’s history. ・・・ Today we visited our 65th @NationalParkService site, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, #NewYork . Linenwald, as the home was called during Van Buren's occupancy, was constructed in 1797 by Judge Peter Van Ness on the Albany Post Road, which connected New York City to Albany. Van Buren, who was born and grew up in Kinderhook, purchased the home in 1839. Van Buren, our eighth president, was our country's first president born under the U.S. flag and served from March 4, 1837 to March 4, 1841. He had previously served as a NY State Senator, U.S. Senator, Governor of New York, and U.S. vice president under Andrew Jackson. In 1849, when his son Smith moved to the estate to help manage it, many alterations were made to the original home, prepared by architect Richard Upjohn. The alterations included a kitchen in the basement, running water, a furnace, more rooms for Smith's growing family, and a four story tower. During the project, the red brick home was painted yellow. Van Buren lived at the estate until his death in 1862. Over the next 100 years it served as a private residence, tea house, nursing home, and antiques shop. In 1974, Congress designated the site a National Historic Site. Did you #FindYourPark today? ——— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #nps102 #martinvanburen
On this #nps102 birthday and #smallparksaturday of the @nationalparkservice we visited @cedarbreaksnm and enjoyed hiking around. We've made so many memories in our national parks and monuments and look forward to many more. #cedarbreaksnationalmonument #cedarbreaks #familytime #nationalmonument #allthecolors
A great way to celebrate the 102nd Birthday of the National Park Service is to go visit a #smallparksaturday like Roosevelt’s home on Long Island, NY. Teddy Roosevelt was instrumental in the growth of the NPS and the Antiquities Act. We love you Teddy. ••••• Thanks to our friend Evan @epcotexplorer for sharing this #smallparksaturday and the wise words from Teddy Roosevelt. ・・・ “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” - TR ——- #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #teddyroosevelt #theodoreroosevelt #sagamorehill #sagamorehillnationalhistoricalsite
@nationalparkgeek It’s #smallparksaturday so let’s take a train ride to the site of the Golden Spike that linked the east coast and west coast for train travel in Utah. All aboard for the adventure. 🚂 @wnpa_1938 May sure you snag some NP Geek merch in the visitor center bookstore on your visit. •••••••• Thanks to Beth @kerngirlprinting for taking us along for the ride. ・・・ There's more to our #nationalparks than just beautiful scenery; many mark important industrial and engineering feats in our country's history. Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah is where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines met, marking the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. #nationalparkgeek #familyvacation2018 #roadtrippingusa #trains ——— #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #nationalpark #wnpa1938 #goldenspike #goldenspikenationalhistoricsite
Pipe Spring National Monument, Winsor Castle. @pipespringnps @nationalparkgeek #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
Found this gem last night on the @nationalparkservice map for Oklahoma state while waiting on my delayed flight to DFW. Loving the Type A-/B+ of myself the last year or so. A lot less controlling and uptight, a lot more spontaneous and easygoing. Because yes #yolo but you also don’t wanna die stressing trying to control the outcome of everything 😳😜 #chickasaw #oklahoma #smallparksaturday #waterfalls #chickasawnation #chickasawcountry #chickasawnationalrecreationarea #nofilter #naturalbeauty
A visit to a #smallparksaturday can be electrifying. Go find your park like Chiricahua National Monument. ••••••• Thanks to John @john.explores for the amazing adventure. ———- © Chiricahua National Monument Wilcox, AZ . . . #az365 #arizona #exploreaz #arizonahighways #divine_deserts #adventurenthusiasts #visitarizona #igsouthwest #arizonahiking #beon12 #hikeaz #hikearizona #hikingarizona #arizonacollective #arizonahikersguide #abc15 #azfamily #fox10phoenix #theoutbound #see_arizona #puresw #explorearizona #westbysouthwest #conquerarizona ——— #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Seeing this beautiful lady was truly special. #nyc #usparksandmonuments #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
3,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. [nps.gov] #smallparksaturday ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Antietam National Battlefield, MD⠀ 📅 : July 2014⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #IBrakeForBrownSigns
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site in Mount Vernon, #NewYork . The parish was established in 1665 and operated out of a wooden church built in 1695 on the Eastchester Green. The current church was constructed between 1763 and 1787, with work halted during the #AmericanRevolution . A bell, cast by the same foundry as the Liberty Bell (Whitechapel Foundry in London) was given to the church in 1758. The bell still hangs in the #steeple today. The Battle of Pell's Point was fought approximately a mile away from Saint Paul's on October 18. 1776. The unfinished church was used as a hospital by the British. At least five Hessian soldiers died and were buried behind the church. A stone marks their gravesite today. The parish began to decline in the early 20th century. In 1942, the #church was restored to its 18th century appearance in hopes of spurring a revival in the congregation. A committee, chaired by Sara Delano Roosevelt, mother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, raised funds for the project. In 1943, the church was declared a National Historic Site. By the 1970s, the church only had a handful of parishioners and the last service was held in May 1977. In May 1980, the @NationalParkService assumed ownership of the property and 5 acre #cemetery . In 1984, the church opened to the public. The surrounding graveyard's earliest stone dates to 1704 and there over 9,000 interments.
My last few trips this summer definitely sparked some interest in the history of California and Oregon trails ⛰🏔🛣🏔⛰ #historictrail #californiatrail #oregontrail #cityofrocks #smallparksaturday #cityofrocksnationalreserve #idaho
Today we visited our 64th @NationalParkService site, St. Paul's Church National Historic Site in Mount Vernon, #NewYork . The parish was established in 1665 and operated out of a wooden church built in 1695 on the Eastchester Green. The current church was constructed between 1763 and 1787, with work halted during the #AmericanRevolution . A bell, cast by the same foundry as the Liberty Bell (Whitechapel Foundry in London) was given to the church in 1758. The bell still hangs in the #steeple today. The Battle of Pell's Point was fought approximately a mile away from Saint Paul's on October 18. 1776. The unfinished church was used as a hospital by the British. At least five Hessian soldiers died and were buried behind the church. A stone marks their gravesite today. The parish began to decline in the early 20th century. In 1942, the #church was restored to its 18th century appearance in hopes of spurring a revival in the congregation. A committee, chaired by Sara Delano Roosevelt, mother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, raised funds for the project. In 1943, the church was declared a National Historic Site. By the 1970s, the church only had a handful of parishioners and the last service was held in May 1977. In May 1980, the National Park Service assumed ownership of the property and 5 acre #cemetery . In 1984, the church opened to the public. The surrounding graveyard's earliest stone dates to 1704 and there over 9,000 interments.
It’s #smallparksaturday so here’s some pics from our stop at Golden Spike National Historic Site. It commemorates where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met and linked their tracks to join both coasts of our country. It was fun to visit here after all of the Oregon Trail sites we visited earlier on our trip because the railroad effectively ended the pioneer trails. #findyourpark #nps #juniorranger
A fine #smallparksaturday is taking a visit to Lincoln’s house @lincolnhomenps in Springfield IL. Make a plan to stop by and learn more of this great President who gave so much this country. ••••• Thanks to @popupandaway for sharing the adventures and have a great time along the way. ・・・ Day 126 | our favorite day, by far: we were driving past cornfield after cornfield through Illinois, talking eagerly about getting to the the north east - seeing the light houses, rocky coast, and small colonial towns. Then Dan said - “hey, Lincoln lived up a ways - want to visit?” We laughed and laughed. We stayed up so late meticulously planning our trip then WHOOSH it goes up in flames because of course we want to visit Abe Lincoln’s home! I wonder why we even plan... We rolled in at 4pm and got to go on the last tour. We saw where President Abraham Lincoln drafted his first opposition to slavery, where he was offered the presidential ticket, where he wrestled with his kids in the sitting room, where his son died, where he made babies with his wife who was known to be a pistol, where he brought stray cats home (and was known as a cat man!). We witnessed where a man made his home, a man who was just like any other but who had made a promise to the world that our country would no longer be party to slavery. We both were quiet as we walked his house and the grounds, touching the same banister he held on to, imagining it bustling with activity before their move to the White House, seeing ghosts of time’s past saunter down the streets. It was the most moving experience of our trip, by far, and y’all need to put Springfield, Illinois on your bucket list and get your fine selves over here as quickly as possible. More to come. . . . . #abrahamlincoln #lincoln #presidentlincoln #president #proudamerican #springfield #lincolnshome #illinois #travel #travelgram #americancivilwar #civilwar #travelwithus #wamder #wandering —— #nationalparkgeek
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”⠀ ~ George Washington Carver⠀ ⠀ #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalparkobsessed #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkservice #georgewashingtoncarver #georgewashingtoncarvernationalmonument #missouri #diamondmissouri #blackhistory365 #smallparksaturday
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