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6 U.S. National Parks to visit this summer

Katarina Kovacevic is a freelance travel writer specializing in hotels and resorts. She's the author of The Food Lovers' Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale and founder/editor of Style Jaunt, a blog about fashionable travel. Her work has appea...

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Travel Channel Host Samantha Brown has stayed in the world’s most luxurious resorts, but she has a soft spot for national parks. "When I visit a national park, thread counts and five-star accommodations are the furthest thing from my mind," said Brown. "There is a strength and resilience that we've inherited from our land. It's a powerful feeling." This summer, Brown is the spokesperson for the Nature Valley National Parks Project, which is helping raise up to $500,000 for the National Parks Conservation Association.

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6Acadia National Park

Acadia became the first national park east of the Mississippi River in the early 20th century. Its location along the rugged coast of Maine attracts visitors to the park's granite peaks, historic carriage roads and the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast. Its rich culture includes Native Americans, European settlers, artists and conservationists. Today, Acadia protects 47,000 acres of varied landscape including shore, forests, lakes and mountains.

Photo: National Park Service

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