Frommer's Family Vacations In The National Parks 1999

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The Complete Family Vacation Guide to America's Most Popular National Parks
  • A coast-to-coast selection of our favorite parks, seashores, and recreation areas for families, from Cape Cod and the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite
  • Straightforward strategies for seeing the parks with your kids, from when to go to how much time to allot—plus complete details on all park facilities
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Overview

The Complete Family Vacation Guide to America's Most Popular National Parks
  • A coast-to-coast selection of our favorite parks, seashores, and recreation areas for families, from Cape Cod and the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite
  • Straightforward strategies for seeing the parks with your kids, from when to go to how much time to allot—plus complete details on all park facilities
  • Candid, no-nonsense reviews of campgrounds and other family-friendly lodging, with insider tips on navigating the national park service reservation system
  • Activities and adventures for the whole family: biking, canoeing, fishing, easy nature walks, horseback riding, swimming, exploring tide pools, whale watching, and more
  • Creative, fun-filled ways to make the most of your time with your kids: illustrations to help you identify plants and animals, stories to read aloud, car games, and more
  • Where to dine in and outside the parks, both "low stress" and "best behavior" choices and perfect picnic spots
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028618456
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/9/1999
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Charles P. Wohlforth is a writer of books and magazine articles who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. His other book for Macmillan Travel is Frommer's Alaska. With his wife, Barbara, an elementary school teacher, and their children, Robin and Julia, Wohlforth spends much of each summer camping, hiking, and boating in Alaska. In the winter the family ice-skates and cross-country skis. He welcomes e-mail from readers with insights, ideas, or criticisms at Wohlforth@compuserve.com. Postal mail can be sent through the publisher; the address is on page x.
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Table of Contents

PART I: Taking Kids to the National Parks.

1. Planning Your Trip.

PART II: The Eastern Seaboard.

2. Moving Water, Moving Land.

3. Acadia National Park.

4. Cape Cod National Seashore.

5. Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

PART III: the Great Smoky Mountains.

6. Bringing Back the Past.

7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

PART IV: The Southwest.

8. Layers Upon Layers.

9. Grand Canyon National Park.

10. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

11. Zion National Park.

12. Bryce Canyon National Park.

PART V: The Rockies.

13. The Nature of High Places.

14. Yellowstone National Park.

15. Grand Teton National Park.

16. Rocky Mountain National Park.

PART VI: The Sierra Nevada.

17. Rock, Life & Change.

18. Yosemite National Park.

19. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

PART VII: The West Coast.

20. Ecology: Fitting It Together.

21. Point Reyes National Seashore.

22. Olympic National Park.

Index.

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