What are your favorite places to go camping or hiking?
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I was asked to share my favorite camping and hiking locations for Florida Outdoors
It takes a certain kind of person to go out alone and enjoy wild places.
I am really not that kind of person.
I’ve been to lots of great places in thirty years of Scouting but my favorite location for camping is not a place on a map.
My favorite place to go camping or hiking is anywhere my Scouts are because wilderness is something I feel compelled to share. It all seems more meaningful and sweeter if I can show someone what I have found, share a view or a campfire, and enjoy the challenges of the journey together.
The secret to enjoying a wilderness sojourn is not the places we go, but who we share them with.
However, here are a couple places I do enjoy:
Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario
The Gasterntal Valley in Switzerland
Canoeing: Boundary Waters (MN)
Hiking: Wind River Range (WY)
Mountaineering: Grand Teton NP (WY)
Rock climbing: City of Rocks (ID)
Clarke Green says
Looks like I need to travel west!
SM Ron says
Historic Hiking – Washington’s Crossing Historic Hike or Valley Forge Historic Hike. (Honorable Mention: Battle of Monmouth NJ, Lexington and Concord, and Jockey Hollow, NJ)
Ridge Hiking – The Appalachian Trail near the Delaware Water Gap
Camping – Island Beach State Park, NJ
Canoes – Connecticut River in Vermont.
Bicyling – Block Island, RI
Urban Hike – Boston’s Freedom Trail or Charleston, SC
Park Exploration – Jonathon Dickenson State Park, FL