SUMMER TRIP IDEAS
you live in Alaska, soaring gas prices may make this choice one
of the most expensive this summer. But it's hard to beat Alaska's
abundant wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Both Denali National
Park and the Kenai Peninsula
are easily accessible by car from Anchorage. But to reach the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge you'll need a bush pilot on your team.
National Park is a park for all seasons, offering some of the best
opportunities to observe wildlife in the lower 48 states. Escape
the crowds in July and August by taking a river trip, hiking into the
backcountry or joining a Yellowstone Institute "ed-venture."
Teton National Park the sky is for the raptors: this park within
the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem is a haven
for bald and golden eagles and 27
species of hawks. And as an added bonus, you can watch and
photograph wildlife against the stunning backdrop of the Teton range.
by the Mission Mountains, Montana's National
Bison Range lets you drive into the heart of bison country.
You'll need to stay in your vehicle, but you'll have a good chance of
seeing bison, pronghorn antelope, elk and deer. Bighorn sheep,
mountain goat and black bear are also present.
Continue north and you'll discover one of the most beautiful national
parks in North America. At Glacier National Park
in northwestern Montana, follow the Going to the Sun Road to the
Pass Visitor Center and take the Hidden Lake Trail. You'll have a
good chance of seeing mountain goats, ptarmigan and marmots and may
have the opportunity to spot a grizzly.
Escape the heat of summer by heading to the Oregon coast. You can
stay at the lighthouse keeper's house at Heceta Head
or journey away from Highway 101 to the small fishing port of Charleston
- the gateway to three of Oregon's most beautiful state parks and the
South Slough National Estuarine Reserve. You can also explore
pools and watch harbor seals at Strawberry
Manitoba is often described as
the polar bear capital of the world,
but in summer months it's the place to see beluga
whales and thousands of migratory birds.
Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia - Old-growth
forests, mountains, ocean beaches, lakes and rocky coastlines - it's
hard to go wrong at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. On the
coastline, watch for harbor seals, pilot whales and seabirds. In
inland forests, look for moose, snowshoe hares, eagles, grouse and owls.
North America Central and North America provide
habitat for over 2000 species of birds and over 400 species of
America Where do you find naked-tailed
armadillos and hairy-legged vampire bats? On the diverse and
continent of South America.
On the edges
of this harsh environment live millions of petrels, penguins and
Journey to Africa to explore some of
the world's largest and wildest game preserves.
Covering about 30% of the
earth's land surface, Asia provides critical habitat for many
cold Svalbard archipelago
of Norway, reindeer and polar bears still outnumber people. But
wildlife also thrives in Europe's warmer and more people friendly
Australia - Coming Soon!