Boston Light is located off the coast of Boston on Little Brewster Island. It was the first lighthouse to be built in what would become the United States. The original lighthouse on this site was built in 1716. The newer, current lighthouse dates to 1783 and is the second oldest working lighthouse in the United States.
The scenic New River Gorge National Park and Preserve protects the longest and deepest river gorge in the Appalachian Mountains. Over the years, the river shaped the valley exposing coal that was mined in the 18th and 19th centuries to fuel America’s industries. The remaining buldings from this time can be found throughout the park.
Gateway Arch National Park commemorates the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the 1857 Dred Scott case, and the first civil government west of the Mississippi River. The most popular feature of the park is the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch. The steel catenary arch, competed in 1965, is the world’s tallest arch.
This remote national park on Lake Superior protects the island of Isle Royale and the more than 400 small islands nearby. Isle Royale is the fourth-largest lake island in the world. Manitoulin Island in Lake Superior, Canada is the largest. Isle Royale was given to the United States through a treaty with Great Britain in 1783.
This rugged mountainous region has the most expansive glacial system in the contiguous United States. Originally inhabited by the Paleo-Indian Native Americans, the area became popular in the early 19th century as British and American companies competed for control over the fur trade.
Dry Tortugas National Park is the 59th national park to be added to the Duckwyn Travel app. We're on track to have all 63 US National Parks in the app by the end of next week which is fitting given that next week is National Park Week.
In celebration of National Park Week, the entrance fee to the parks will be waived on April 16th. If you have a chance, you should take advantage of this opportunity. To learn more about National Park Week, check out the National Park Service web site.
Great Basin National Park is located along Nevada’s eastern border with Utah. The parks name comes from its location in the Great Basin, a dry, mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and Wasatch Mountains. The park is known for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines, Lehman Cave, and for the 13,063-foot high Wheeler Peak.
Starting today, you can visit Great Basin National Park with your Duckwyn Travel Passport to collect this new sticker.
Channel Islands National Park is located off the coast of California, just west of Los Angeles. The park covers 5 of the 8 Channel Islands. Human activity there dates back to over 37,000 years ago. More recently, the islands were inhabited by the Chumash tribe. About 3 thousand people lived in several villages across three of the islands.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison is one of the deepest, narrowest canyons in the United States. Carved by the Gunnison River, the canyon’s narrow width and steep decent makes it difficult for sunlight to reach its depths. On average, the river drops 34 feet per mile making it the 5th steepest mountain descent in North America.
The park becomes the 54th US National Park to be added to the Duckwyn Travel Passport.
The Belém Tower in Lisbon is the first destination we've added to the Duckwyn Travel Passport in Portugal.
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Chris Wills, founder and developer of the Duckwyn Travel Passport, a travel app for parents and kids to explore and document their travel adventures.