The need is real! No matter your age, gender, social status, or interests, the need is real for experiencing nature at its purest form. In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly harder to escape the grip that technology has on us. From cell phones and iPads to GPS devices and laptops, it seems that we’re constantly taking in information that overwhelms our minds and complicates the world around us. Even from a very young age we’re taught that we’re supposed to learn about the world from a screen. While the Internet can bring distant and hard-to-reach places right into our homes for us to explore, it shouldn’t take the place of us actually getting out into nature to experience it with all of our senses. While technology can enrich our lives with photos and information, it doesn’t hold a candle to the sights and sounds that are alive in nature.
A trip to a national or state park is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of nature and really see it for what it is—a gift for all of us to enjoy. A camping trip will open your eyes to the peacefulness and joy that can only be found miles from civilization. If you’re new to camping, you might wonder which you’d prefer—a national or state park. While they have their differences, you might be surprised at how similar your experiences in either one would be. Let’s take a look at both and then you can decide for yourself which you’ll want to visit first this year.
Whether you choose to stick close to home to visit a beautiful state park or pack up the family for an amazing summer vacation and hit one of our country’s national parks, you won’t be disappointed! Getting away from the hustle and bustle of home and surrounding yourself with the slower pace of nature will soothe your soul and clear your mind. Give both a try and let us know which you prefer!
We can’t wait to hear about your outdoor adventures!