Watkins Glen State Park stands among the famous places to visit of the beautiful Finger Lakes StateParks. The park has gained reputation for mesmerizing its visitors with its unparalleled beauty. Watkins Glen State Park is situated outside the village named Watkins Glen in New York, towards south side of Seneca Lake, part of Schuyler County in region of the Finger Lakes. Park’s lower part is near the village and there is woodland along the upper part. Historical details show that the park used to be privately run tourist resort open to public from 1863 till 1906. Later New York State purchased it in 1924. Since then it is under the control and management by the Finger Lakes Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation as well as.
The Grand Canyon has been about 17 million years in the making, and during that time the waters of the Colorado River have eroded a mild-deep chasm that is 18 miles wide and 277 miles long. The first people to see this wonder were the Ancestral Puebloans, a group of Native Americans that migrated into northern Arizona during the 13th century BC. The present-day Navajo people of the region refer to the Puebloans as the Anasazi or “Ancient Ones”. There were additional migrations into the region between the 6th and 16th centuries AD, and the first Europeans encountered four Native American cultures, the Paiute, the Halupai, the Havasupai and the Navajo nations.
Located on the western site of the Grand Canyon Skywalk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Grand Canyon area. While it is widely visited, it is does not form part of the Grand Canyon National Park. The skywalk is a cantilever bridge on the western side of the Grand Canyon. It is a huge tourist attraction. The skywalk is located at height of 4470 feet above sea level and the vertical drop just below the cantilever is at least 500 feet. The skywalk was sanctioned by the Hualapai tribe that also owns it. This cantilever that opened to the public in 2007 can be accessed by the Grand Canyon West Airport. By road it is at least 190km from the city of Las Vegas.
The Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park managed by the National Park Service. It spans three counties in the Northern part of the State of California which are Madera, Mariposa and Tuolumne. The park which strides right to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain is at least one million square miles. There are at least three million visitors that visit the area each year and most of these will spend time in the Yosemite Valley.While about 95 per cent of the area is said to be a desert, it is a haven of granite cliffs, waterfalls, and great biological diversity. Yosemite which is among the least fragmented blocks of the Sierra Nevada was paramount to the area being declared a national park.
The Colorado River has been at work on the Grand Canyon for about 17 million years, and has eroded a chasm 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep. This part of northern Arizona was settled in about the 13th century BC by the Ancestral Puebloans, a Native American culture referred to by the present-day Navajo people as Anasazi or “Ancient Ones”. Several additional ancient native cultures migrated into the area between about 500 and 1500 AD. Several aboriginal nations were found when Europeans first arrived in the 15th century AD, chiefly the Navajo and also the Hopi, Havasupai, Halupai and Paiute.
The First National Park
Yellowstone was the first of America’s national park, and the first reserve in the Western world established to preserve an area of natural beauty in its pristine state. Every park and wildlife refuge and natural preservation area that has come later is the result of Yellowstone. To almost the same extent as the Statue of Liberty, the Old Faithful geyser in the park is a symbol of America and its natural wonders.