Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park (Lake & Meadow)

featuring Chris Botti's "The Way Home"
Tuolumne Meadow, Yosemite National Park

California’s Yosemite National Park is known internationally for its amazing geology, ecology, and scenery. Since 1890, it has been a destination for rock climbing, hiking, skiing, biking, rafting, and just about any outdoor activity imaginable. This scene features just as … Continue reading


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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Presence"
Hurricane Ridge, Washington

The most accessible mountain area in Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge offers spectacular views of the park and numerous hiking opportunities. Miles of forested land, rugged mountains, wildlife, and wildflower meadows greet park visitors year-round. Named “Hurricane Ridge” for its … Continue reading


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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Amazing Grace"
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Established as the first National Lakeshore in 1966, the beautiful Lake Superior coast at Pictured Rocks was adopted by the National Park System as an answer to increased private ownership of the Great Lakes coastlines. Though the Lakeshore is home … Continue reading


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Brandywine Falls

featuring Jim Brickman's "Crossroads"
Brandywine Falls, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Even though Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio has no shortage of natural beauty, it’s no wonder why Brandywine Falls remains one of its most popular sights. This 60-foot waterfall is not only beautiful, but educational for budding geologists who … Continue reading


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Zion National Park

featuring Tim Bowman's "Heart and Soul"
Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, the largest of Utah’s five national parks, was once largely covered with a shallow sea. Sediments from this sea cemented into limestone, mudstones, and sandstones that can now be seen everywhere in what is now a desert … Continue reading


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Crater Lake National Park

featuring David Benoit's "Never Can Say Goodbye"
Crater Lake, Oregon

Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is spectacular in every sense. The deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake’s grandeur is enhanced by steep cliffs, hundreds of feet high, surrounding it on all sides. The still, blue water of the … Continue reading


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Blue Hen Falls

featuring Jim Brickman's "Crooked River"
Blue Hen Falls

The Cuyahoga River Valley has long been a destination for outdoor recreation and the appreciation of nature. Threatened by urban sprawl, the area became a national recreation area, and later Cuyahoga Valley National Park, to ensure its protection as wilderness. … Continue reading


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Bryce Canyon National Park

featuring Gregg Karukas' "Simone"
Bryce Canyon National Park

The western part of the United States is filled with many fascinating landscapes, but Bryce Canyon National Park is particularly unique. Carved by rain and frost wedging in the limestone of Utah’s Claron Formation, this stunning landscape is known for … Continue reading


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Trunk Bay, St. John

featuring Paul Brown's "Toast and Jam"
Trunk Bay, St. John

The United States Virgin Islands are a popular travel destination and well-known for their beauty. On Saint John, this beauty is protected; about 60% of the island is a U.S. National Park. One of the standout locations on Saint John … Continue reading


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Yosemite National Park

featuring Ronny Jordan's "7th Heaven"
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park needs no introduction to naturalists and anyone who appreciates breathtaking scenery. Established as a national park in 1890, Yosemite Valley is a spectacular showcase of geology and ecology. The unique terrain of Yosemite National Park is the … Continue reading


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