Wherever I go, I like to visit significant natural areas and historic sites. I have memories from visits to more than 150 national parks in 8 countries.
There are 418 units in the U.S. National Park System, with 19 designations for natural and cultural sites. I recall visiting more than 125 NPS units.
Sweden established its first national parks in 1909, which were the first in Europe. There are now 30. I visited Tivedens Nationalpark in 2018.
National parks in Great Britain include large landscapes. I visited several English and Scottish national parks in 1969.
There are 23 national parks in Poland. I went hiking, boating, and camping in one: Tatra National Park.
Parks Canada distinguishes between national parks and national historic sites. I’ve visited 17 Canadian parks, including 1 affiliated area.
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Last Updated on 1 May 2022.