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Popular Climbing Destinations in the US National Parks

For the more adventurous park visitors, climbing is a very popular activity in many parks. There are restrictions but as long as you abide by the rules by the National Park Service, climbing in parks are probably some of the most rewarding places to really dig your fingers in. Spectacular views, stunning scenery and a true feeling of the great outdoors perched up on one of the most famous rocks in the United States is an experience to treasure for a lifetime. So pack up your climbing harnesses and ascenders and plan your next climbing adventure in a park!

Popular Park Destinations for Climbing

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Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.