Great parks to visit

Sutter's Mill, Coloma California

Sutter’s Mill in Coloma California

Sutter’s Mill was owned by John Sutter and was the first location gold was found in California.  Located outside of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada foothills, it sits along the south fork of the American River.  The finding of gold at Sutter’s Mill was a major event in the history of the United States, setting …

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

Located north of Eureka California, close to the Oregon border is a magnificent national park of extremely tall trees and abundant wildlife.  This coastal Redwood forest receives significant rainfall and has moderate temperatures.  Many of the Redwood trees were logged many years ago, but the U.S. Forest Service is restoring the environmental damage in order …

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Mount Ranier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is located in Southwest Washington state. It became a National Park in 1899 and is the United State’s fifth National Park.  The mountain is 14,410 feet tall and is an active volcano that last erupted about 1,000 years ago. Mount Rainier has 25 major glaciers. The average yearly snowfall on subalpine …

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