"I consider myself a champion of curiosity, and the life of Increase Lapham resonates powerfully for me," writes Janet Frost. "I don’t believe that it was an accident that a man driven by curiosity and the yearning for scientific knowledge landed in the territory of Wisconsin." Frost takes P&P readers through Lapham Peak Park, an enchanted wilderness with a prominent peak that rises 1,200 feet above sea level—click here to read more about Lapham's life and this majestic Wisconsin state park!
We're thrilled to share Jill Kolongowski's touching essay about childhood memories and sibling bonds, set on the shores of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Click the photo or here to read.
Looking for an enriching summer road trip? Parks and Points's itinerary and spotlight on Ohio includes all nine National Park Service units in the state. You can tour the National First Ladies Library, as well as 310 million year old quartz and limestone formations, the homes of two American presidents, and many commemorative sites from the War of 1812. Check it out!