(Nora Burnett)

Nora Burnett

National Parks in New England

June 10, 2020

National Parks in New England, and all over the world, are beautiful, serene places where you can just enjoy nature. New England has a total of 59 official national parks spread across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

To thoroughly enjoy the beauty of a National Park, you must know how to respect nature. By staying on the trails in the forest and staying out of protected areas, you can ensure the safety of the native plants and animals. If you see a flower growing in a trail, you should leave it and not pick it, leaving nature where it is can help for the parks to thrive and grow with new life.

Maine

Maine is home to 4 National Parks. Acadia National Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Katahdin Woods, and Waters National Monument, and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site.

Vermont

Vermont is home to 2 National Parks. Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is home to 2 National Parks. Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is home to 15 National Parks. Adams National Historic Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historical Site, Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area, Cape Cod National Seashore, Essex National Heritage Area, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Lowell National Historical Park, Minute Man National Historical Park, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and New England National Scenic Trail.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is home to 2 National Parks. Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park and Roger Williams National Memorial.

Connecticut

Connecticut is home to 2 National Parks. Appalachian National Scenic Trail and New England National Scenic Trail.

 

COVID-19 Information

Although most visitor centers, campsites, and historical sites are closed due to the growing pandemic, trails are still open with some restrictions. If you stay socially distanced and have protection, you can still enjoy nature as it is.

For more accurate and up to date information visit the National Parks Website at https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

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