If you and your sweetheart like to be outdoors, a trip to a National Park may be the best way to spend your Valentine’s Day. Cold temperatures just mean more cuddling, right?
Arcadia National Park, ME
Despite cold temperatures, the Arcadia National Park in Maine is mostly accessible through the winter months. With more than 45 miles of carriage roads it is the perfect setting for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Or watch the sunrise together at Cadillac Mountain, the first point to see the sun come up in the U.S.
Redwood National and State Parks, CA
Trails surrounded by towering trees, the Redwood National Park offers breathtaking beauty at every turn. There is something for everyone. The more than 200-miles of trails will take you from the forest to the prairie to the beach.
The Big Big Bend National park offers 100-miles of primitive dirt roads to explore. If you and your partner are looking for a challenge, the Marufo Vega Trail is a strenuous, spectacular hike. The trail offers no shade or water and can heat up quickly, it’s best to start early and bring lots of water.
Everglades National Park, FL
Cure your cabin fever at the Everglades National Park in Florida. Take a romantic stroll down the Anhinga Amble Trail and spot wildlife like alligators and birds.
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect spot for a romantic snowy getaway. Enjoy many outdoor activities like cross-country skiing and sledding. Or take a look at the wildlife with a ranger-led Snowshoe Ecology walk.
For more outdoor adventures, visit NPS.gov.
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