RANKED! 8 Perfect National Parks for an End-of-Summer Road Trip

Like a freight train with malfunctioning brakes, fall is quickly heading our way and there’s nothing we can do about it. The hot, sunny, steamy days spent at the lake, beach, or simply sunbathing in our backyard in a Speedo are almost over. But there’s still time to take that end-of-summer road trip you’ve been talking about since June. And the best locations for that end of the summer trip? The national parks, of course. From California to Maine, our country is dotted with breathtaking, amazing national parks just waiting to be discovered. We ranked the best nature escapes below.

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