Chicago

city, Travel

Chicago is an exciting city with plenty of things to. It’s filled with restaurants, museums, and more! One of the top tourist attractions is the SkyDeck at the Willis Tower (formally known as the Sears tower). You can actually walk out on to the glass deck. It’s as though you’re standing on top of the world. Although, you may feel a little uneasy at first, the views are spectacular and so worth it (as you can see in two of the gallery photos). We highly recommend visiting this attraction. However, there are plenty of other great stops too, like the Adler Planetarium, Millennium Park, and the Navy Pier. Find out more by visiting Chicago’s visitors page.

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Lookout Tower in the PA Wilds

camping, hiking, nature, Photography, scenic, Travel

Fall Colors PAA couple of years ago my husband and I took a fall road trip. One of the stops was The PA Grand Canyon, which offers breathtaking views. It’s a part of the Tioga State Forest and is located near Wellsboro. During our road trip, we found an overlook tower. It was set back in a wooded area. You had to put money through a machine to get in. It was definitely unique to say the least… But, totally worth it. The view was picturesque, especially with the fall foliage setting the canvas. We definitely recommend it if you’re planning a fall trip to see the leaves change. But if you don’t want to wait till fall, the PA Wilds is also a great place for summer camping. It’s a great trip for nature lovers and photography buffs.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

hiking, nature, waterfalls

A couple years ago my husband and I visited Stroudsburg, PA. It’s located in Monroe County, in the Poconos region. We toured the town Waterfallsand found some great eateries. We also visited a couple local tourist spots, such as the Delaware Water Gap (located about 5 miles away).

The area is popular among fisherman, paddlers, and hikers. In fact,  the Appalachian trail runs through 27 miles of it. The water gap is 1000 feet deep (when viewing from above). However there are 70,000 acres of outdoors adventure. You can see natural beauties everywhere, from wildlife to waterfalls.

If you’re looking to visit this state park, you can stay near by or camp right there. In fact, they offer riverside camping. Visit the Delaware Water Gap website to learn more.

National Trails Day Along the Susquehanna River

forest, nature, outdoors, trails

The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day, and why wouldn’t it be since June is National Great Outdoors Month. Ironically, when I made my plans for this past Saturday I had no idea about National Trails Day. But, I did end up celebrating it anyway…

My husband and I decided to take a walk on a trail by the Susquehanna River. It was a perfect weather day and the view was picturesque.

We started at Koser Park located in Bainbridge, a small community in Lancaster County, PA.  It’s actually a rather lengthy trail. However, we had started a little late into the evening, so we ended up cutting it short. In fact, the sun had started setting before we got back to our car. It made for a beautiful view and a wonderful end to our walk.

Shellbay Avenue Pier

nature, Ocean, Picnic, Travel

Shellbay Avenue Pier is off the beaten path (located in Cape May Court House, NJ). It’s a quiet and scenic oasis. You can enjoy the sunset, have a picnic and watch the birds. The site is also available for those wanting to fish, crab, kayak or simply walk the pier.

Want more? Get directions and details by visiting the NJ Wildlife Trails website.