In our quest to see all the National Parks, we knew that we had to make a pitstop to Congaree National Park on our way to our vacation in Savannah.
Congaree is only 3 1/2 hours from our home in Garner/Raleigh, North Carolina, so it was a no-brainer that we stop here.
We went in mid-June. Although the mosquitoes weren't bad, BRING BUG SPRAY!!
However, I'll be honest, I've been putting this park off for a bit because I've read that it ranks near last in rankings of National Parks.
And while it's not TERRIBLE, I can see why it ranks near last when there are parks like Yosemite, Grand Tetons, and Glacier out there.
But, if you're like us, and "have to" stop at this park to get them all, I have some activities to do with kids to make your stop worthwhile.
Lauren Barrett is a multi-passionate mom working to help all parents become their best selves and build positive relationships with their kids through mindful parenting. She has a degree in deaf education and a Master’s in Reading Education. She is a high school teacher of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing by day, a cross country coach by the afternoon, a writer/author by her son's nap times, and a full time mom to an amazing toddler. Lauren is a 3x author of the Add One-A-Day 30 Day Challenge, children's book, Henry's Hiccups, and parenting guide Now What? Mindful Checklists for Life's Hard Parenting Moments, a blogger at Lauren Barrett Writes, and has been published on sites like A Fine Parent, Pregnant Chicken, Pop Sugar, Her View From Home, and Scary Mommy. She loves her faith, running, visiting MLB stadiums with her husband, chocolate, scrapbooking, pretending she would actually do well on the Amazing Race, re-watching The Office, listening to Bobby Bones, and helping out all moms. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, James, and son, Henry. Follow her on Instagram at @laurenbarrettwrites, and get her free guide on what to do during the middle of a tantrum.
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