Madera County, California, is nestled at the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The list of things to do in and around Yosemite and Madera is lengthy year-round, from wine trails to train rides to horseback excursions. So no matter when you visit, come prepared for unforgettable adventures.
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California’s Calico Ghost Town: Where History Meets Adventure
Travel back in time to the late 1800s at this easy-to-access historical landmark in southern California! Boasting a wealth of history, outdoor activities, shopping, and can’t-miss events for the whole family, this old Western mining town offers something for everyone.
State Parks Road Trip through the Heart of Arizona
Beachside campsites offer easy access to the river, while hiking trails along the banks give hikers panoramic views of the river and beyond. Springtime wildflowers are best seen along the half-mile Lightning Bolt Trail, and the Copper Mines Trail and Lamb Springs Trail take you on an abandoned mine tour.
Explore Southern Arizona’s State Parks
Rugged mountain peaks, wildflower-studded hillsides, and desert oases define springtime in Southern Arizona, and there’s no better way to take it all in than a trip through Arizona’s state parks.
Discover State Parks in the Heart of Arizona
From wildlife to wildflowers and cactus blooms, late winter and spring is when the desert comes alive. Take a trip through the heart of the Sonoran Desert by way of Arizona State Parks.
Places to Visit in Winter in the US
Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a warm escape, these are best places to visit in winter in the US! Snow-capped mountains, cozy chalets and secluded beaches are all accessible year-round but especially enjoyable during the colder months. Wherever you’re headed, but sure to plan for the weather in your dream winter destination.
5 Reasons to Make This the Year of the Cowboy
Pull on your boots and tighten your stampede string! It’s time to book the ultimate dude ranch vacation. Wide open spaces, simplified travel plans, and immune-boosting perks make it an easy choice.
Caves, Peaks & Gold: Best Arizona State Parks in the Spring
From the views from the prehistoric route up Picacho Peak to the sights in the subterranean Kartchner Caverns, Arizona’s state parks are all set for early season vacations.
Northern Arizona’s Hidden Gems and Secret Places
Go off the beaten path in Northern Arizona with these 14 secret places. You’ll avoid crowds, travel through history, and get some of Arizona’s most wild places all to yourself.
Border to Border: Visit Arizona State Parks from California to New Mexico
Arizona is chock full of incredible state parks, from border to border in each direction. Some of the best water-based state parks trips can be found on either the eastern or western border of the state. In this case, we decided to visit them all—down the western border and up the eastern border—in one itinerary for a summer full of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.