If a trip to one of North America's magnificent parks is on your summer travel list, don't leave home without this handy guide in your suitcase. Assembled by the folks at National Geographic
, 100 Parks 5000 Ideas
is a one-stop resource for "where to go, when to go, what to see, [and] what to do"
in city, state, and national parks throughout the United States and Canada. Organized by region—from Acadia National Park in Maine and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California and Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park in Québec—each entry includes the park's history, important landmarks and features, suggested activities, and lodging recommendations. Spectacular photographs and helpful "Top 10" lists (botanical adventures, hiking trails, beach destinations, etc.) round out each chapter, for an exhilarating tour through North America's natural wonders. (KG)