Great Falls National Park – McLean, Virginia

If you find yourself in the Washington, D.C. area on a pleasant day, I recommend taking a drive to Great Falls National Park in McLean, Virginia (a town about 17 miles west of Washington, D.C.). Great Falls National Park is a destination offering plenty for nature and history lovers alike, without requiring a far drive away from the metropolitan area.

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Waterfalls, Bogs, and More: Lahemaa National Park, Estonia

Located in northern Estonia along the Baltic Sea, Lahemaa National Park is a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from the Estonian capital of Tallinn. One of Europe’s largest national parks, it was also the first area to be designated a national park from the former Soviet Union.

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