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Old 10-20-2006, 09:53 AM
 
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Parks for picinics, parks for camping, amusement parks, water parks, skate parks... Any awesome ones where you live?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Parks for picinics, parks for camping, amusement parks, water parks, skate parks... Any awesome ones where you live?

Amusement Parks: Knoebel's Family Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA, not far from Bloomsburg, is probably my FAVORITE by far! There's free admission, and the prices for rides and food are very reasonable.

State Park: No visit to Northeastern Pennsylvania would be complete without a visit to Ricketts Glen State Park in the Back Mountain of Luzerne County. Here you can hike for several miles up a mountainside along various waterfalls and spot all sorts of wildlife, just a half-hour from the "big city" (Wilkes-Barre).

Campgrounds: Our family used to make annual pilgrimages to Keen Lake Campground in Waymart, PA, between Honesdale and Carbondale along U.S. Route 6. The campground was almost like a resort, with planned activities, a lake, a pool, socials, playground, movies, etc. It was always a fun-filled time! (Too bad our entire family has to work too much now to "keep up with the Jones's" here in suburbia to ever have time for a vacation anymore!)

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Old 10-20-2006, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Red Sox Nation
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Default Best parks

I would have to say Minuteman National Park in Lexington MA. Birthplace of the American Revolution and the Shot heard 'Round the World. You can see the Old North Bridge, and stoll down Battle Road, passing farm houses and fields hundreds of years old. A great place for a history major like me!
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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the U.P.!!!! LOL

Where I'm from, you don't really understand the term "park" because the entire Upper peninsula of Michigan is pretty much like one giant nature reserve!

Also, you just don't pay for camping. You just pull off the side of the road, find a two-track by the river, and camp. Then, you laugh at the tourists who buy wood. *snicker*
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I don't know about awesome, but we have a tiny little water park here in Aiken. It is in a large pond, complete with high dive, super slide, good old fashioned floating docks, etc. Admission? $5 for adults. We love to go there, and my husband stands in line with the kids to do the high dive and the slide for hours on end.

The Aiken State Natural Area has both primitive campsites, and campsites with water/elec hookup. The primitive campground is near the Edisto River. You can rent a canoe or kyak for $12 and spend a few hours on the river, and they don't mind if you bring your dog (but they do not have doggie lifejackets). The park is over 1000 acres.

We spend ALOT of time in The Hitchcock Woods. 2100 acres of land donated to the People of Aiken for hiking and horseback riding. This is a great place to go hike, have some lunch (if you don't mind sitting on the ground), and just enjoy nature. Also dog friendly.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, Texas consistently named the #1 water park in the U. S. A.

http://www.schlitterbahn.com/
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