Back to Top
Get a print subscription to Reader's Digest and instantly enjoy free digital access on any device.
Next: Provide address & payment
© 2016 Reader's Digest Association Inc. Terms & Conditions Your Privacy Rights
© 2016 TRUSTED MEDIA BRANDS, INC.
Terms & Conditions
Your Privacy Rights
While bear attacks get lots of media attention, most of them are actually caused by inappropriate human behavior, according to the Center for Wildlife Information. Indeed, bears are generally afraid of people and rarely attack unless … Read More
Always be prepared. It’s the Boy Scout motto, and it should be yours if you’re heading into the wilderness for a trek. Forgetting simple things like rain gear, snacks, or a fresh pair of socks can ruin a day’s hike. Even worse, … Read More
Whether you’re driving across country or flying to visit the in-laws, finding a way to eat healthy on the road can be a challenge. Although it may be tempting stop off at the nearest rest stop vending machine or greasy spoon, packing a … Read More
Length: About 300 miles.
Lodging: Reservations required during summer; many facilities close during winter.
Nearby attractions: L.L. Bean, Inc., retail store, Freeport. Penobscot Marine Park, Searsport.
Further … Read More
Length: 469 miles.
When to go: Popular year-round, but loveliest in spring and fall.
Words to the wise: Some sections of the parkway may be closed in winter due to snow and ice.
Nearby attractions: Biltmore Estate, … Read More
Length: About 395 miles, plus side trips.
When to go: Best in spring, summer, and fall.
Ferry: Service to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City begins in spring and continues to December or January, … Read More
Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 300 miles, plus side trips.
When to go: Popular year-round, but especially scenic in autumn.
Not to be missed: Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival, a week-long series of activities held… Read More
Between Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida’s Gulf Coast is sheltered by sandy barrier islands and isolated from points north by vast forests. The Florida boom has for the most part left this stretch of coast alone—left it to migrating … Read More
Length: About 210 miles, plus side trips.
When to go: Year-round.
Nearby attractions: Mescalero Cultural Center, Mescalero. International Space Hall of Fame, Alamogordo.
Words to the wise: Government tests at White Sands Missile … Read More
Length: About 60 miles.
When to go: Summer has the best driving conditions, but the colder months are good for snow sports. Winters close Rte. 14A.
Nearby attraction: Hot Springs State Park, site of the world’s … Read More
Length: About 50 miles.
When to go: Winter and spring, when wildlife watching is best.
Words to the wise: Most waters are unsafe for swimming. Beware of sudden weather changes. For protection against the sun, wear … Read More
Length: About 120 miles, plus side trips.
When to go: Year-round, but winters are cold and springtimes often muddy due to snowmelt.
Nearby attractions: Montpelier, Vermont’s state capital, with museums and lodgings. … Read More
Length: About 220 miles, plus side trips.
When to go: Each season offers fine scenery, but some secondary roads are closed in winter.
Nearby attraction: United States Air Force Academy, 15 miles north of downtown … Read More
Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 125 miles, plus side trips.
When to go: Popular year-round, but best from mid-September to mid-October, when fall foliage is at its most spectacular.
Words to the wise: Since weather … Read More