Another Midwestern state not known for its epic topography? Which is why, even though many tip their hats to the Indiana Dunes, the coolest park in the state is Turkey Run.
While nobody would ever accuse Arizona of lacking in gorgeous places to appreciate nature, there's a problem with most of them: they're outside!
And dry heat be damned, outside is the LAST place you wanna be in Arizona for much of the year.
But often lost in our focus on those 59 nationally protected areas is the extensive system of smaller, but equally mesmerizing, Between Alabama's two big beach towns -- and more importantly, between the Hangout Music Festival and Flora-Bama bar -- sits a little section of undeveloped coastline set aside for the outdoor enthusiast.
And why not -- our national park system is one of this country's most spectacular treasures.
While Backbone boasts geologic formations, dense forest, and a calm recreational lake, perhaps the biggest attraction is the trout fishing; with several natural trout streams, the park is a statewide destination for the sport.