Visiting Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks means that the grand total of National Parks I have visited is now the unimpressive number of five! This is one downside of living in the Northeast where we have no National Parks within day trip distance.
National Parks Visited (5 of 62):
Great Smoky Mountains
Now I’d be happy to visit any of the remaining 57 National Parks, but at the pace I’m at of five parks in 47 years, I’m going to have to prioritize. So I made a list of the top ten National Parks I’d like to see.
National Parks Wishlist:
I’ve had better luck visiting other National Park Service units other than the National Parks. By my accounting I’ve been to 54 out of 419 National Park Service units. Luckily, there are plenty more of these in New England and New York that I could fairly easily add in the near future.
National Monuments (4 of 84):
African Burial Ground
Statue of Liberty
National Historical Parks (11 of 57):
Martin Luther King, Jr.
New Bedford Whaling
San Francisco Maritime
National Historic Sites (11 of 76):
Boston African American
Frederick Law Olmsted
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lower East Side Tenement
Saint Paul’s Church
National Battlefield Parks (1 of 4):
National Memorials (9 of 30):
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
National Recreation Areas (3 of 18):
Boston Harbor Islands
National Seashores (4 of 10):
National Parkways (2 of 4):
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
National Historic and Scenic Trails (1 of 3):
Other NPS protected areas and administrative groups (3 of 11):
National Capital Parks