Calico Ghost Town, California

As a youth I went to Calico Ghost Town in California many times, with the Boy Scouts, school trips and even with my family. My favorite parts were the silly little mine tunnel and the train. Keep in mind it is not a real ghost town in the traditional since, its more...

Rocky Neck State Park, Connecticut

When I’ve had a chance to visit the East Coast one of the nicer state parks that I found in southern New England was Rocky Neck State Park. 700-acre Rocky Neck State Park has 1/2 mile of crescent-shaped sandy beach. Rocky Neck’s varied terrain offers something for...

Fort Custer State Park, Michigan

One of my favorite parks to go to whenever I’m in the Michigan area is Fort Custer State Park. I have spent several sunny warm days hiking and riding the mountain bike trails through this state park. The state park features not only a modern campground with full...

Purtis Creek State Park, Texas

Closing my eyes, I can imagine the native Americans that once roamed this area in Texas. Wichita and Caddo tribes at one time called this area home. There was good hunting and good fishing in the area and that eventually drew the white settlers into the area in the...

Smith Falls State Park, NE

I’ve been through Nebraska but never to the northern part of the state, where Smith Falls State Park is located. Usually, when I think of Nebraska, I think of flat farmland and cornfields but the area around Smith Falls State Park is rolling hills and forestland....