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12 strangely abandoned towns in America

According to Sophie-Claire Hoeller and Kastalia Medrano, writing for Thrillist:

Kennecott, Alaska
St. Elmo, Colorado
Bodie, California
Ashcroft, Colorado
Cahawba, Alabama
Rhyolite, Nevada
Virginia City, Montana
Garnet, Montana
Elk Falls, Kansas
Batsto Village, New Jersey
Centralia, Pennsylvania
Glenrio, New Mexico and Texas

To me these sound like wonderful stops for future road trips.

Read the article to learn why they felt these were “eerily abandoned.”

Road Trip: America’s least-traveled routes in each state — including the most scenic

To find the quietest road in each US state, Geotab gathered the latest available (2015) traffic count data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System. Quietness was calculated as the annual average daily traffic, and routes with the lowest in each state were deemed the quietest. The data covers Interstates, US Routes, and State Routes over 10 miles long.

The most scenic routes listed are subjective and the opinion of landscape photographer James Q Martin.

Road Trip: The Natchez Trace Parkway

A 444-mile drive through 10,000 years of history

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a recreational road and scenic drive through three American states. It roughly follows the “Old Natchez Trace” a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.

Road Trip: Canada’s 10 most visited National Parks

Canada’s national parks and historic sites hosted a staggering 24.7 million visitors last year. Not bad for a country with a population of only 36 million people. Which of it’s 39 national parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten:

  1. Banff National Park in Alberta – 4,059,503 visitors
  2. Jasper National Park in Alberta – 2,345,130 visitors
  3. Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park in Quebec – 1,143,276 visitors
  4. Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia – 1,056,801 visitors
  5. Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia – 795,749 visitors
  6. Yoho National Park in British Columbia – 688,157 visitors
  7. Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta – 536,865 visitors
  8. Prince Edward Island National Park – 530,247 visitors
  9. Kootenay National Park in British Columbia – 521,286 visitors
  10. Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba – 355,523 visitors

Road Trip: America’s 10 most visited national parks

America’s national parks hosted a staggering 82.8 million visits throughout it’s 59 national parks network in 2016. Which are the most popular — and perhaps which to avoid if you don’t like crowds? Here are the top ten according to the National Geographic.

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  2. Grand Canyon National Park
  3. Yosemite National Park
  4. Rocky Mountain National Park
  5. Zion National Park
  6. Yellowstone National Park
  7. Olympic National Park
  8. Acadia National Park
  9. Grand Teton National Park
  10. Glacier National Park

Road-trip Canada on a budget

Benedict Walker, writing for Lonely Planet:

The Trans-Canada Highway is one of the world’s longest roads, spanning 8030km from St John’s, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia. The route spans all ten provinces and flirts with the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at its limits. It crosses four islands, passes through tundra, boreal forests, national parks and prairies, glaciers, a few thousand lakes and twists beneath the shadows of vast peaks. But you need more than wanderlust to hit the road; you need a car, a plan and what’s that about winter tyres? Never fear, this practical guide will see you zooming across Canada in no time.

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