Hello Again, Nature: National Parks You Need to Visit This Spring

By Diana Gerstacker

America’s best idea seems even better after a long, cold winter.

Sure, some of us might still be getting the white fluffy stuff, now it’s spring. Bright green leaves will make their way back as the snow melts into tons of water. That water will make its way over grand falls and into rivers and lakes, while we kayak, raft, swim, and fish our amazing protected lands.

We’ve outlined some of the best places for spring visits—from bird-watching on the longest stretch of undeveloped beach on the East Coast to attending the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, these are the top parks you need to visit in the spring.