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Here are the top ten articles for the Senior Travel Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Blue Ridge Parkway Celebrates 81 Years
In 2016 the Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates 81 years of scenic glory for the millions of visitors that have traveled its winding road. Now considered a national treasure, more than 850 million visitors have enjoyed the Blue Ridge, since the Parkway began counting in 1939.
2. Cherry Blossom Time in Traverse City
Traverse City, Michigan bills itself as the “Cherry Capital of the World.” With 75% of the world’s tart cherries, used for pies, pastries and jams, produced in the area, they have good reason to make such a claim. Read on for a great Quick 'n' Cherry Chicken recipe.
3. Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
The Magee Marsh Wildlife Area covers some 2,200 acres. Add to that several thousand acres of other protected marshes and coastal wetlands and you have almost 12,000 acres of diverse bird habitat. This area hosts "The Biggest Week in Birding," May 6ht-15th 2016.
4. The Antique Rose Emporium
Between Houston and Austin, the Antique Rose Emporium offers visitors eight acres of glorious display gardens. Restored buildings from the mid-1800s settlers homestead are surrounded by gardens of antique roses, Texas native plants, herbs, cottage gardens, and wildflowers.
5. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a place of amazing natural beauty. From its colored sandstone cliffs, beaches, dunes, waterfalls, and woodlands, it invites visitors to come and explore.
6. The Bluebonnets of Washington County Texas
Each spring about mid March through May, East Texas becomes a wildflower lovers dream come true. Lovely little towns such as Brenham, Chappell Hill, Independence, Bellville, and Burton, in Washington County, become the backdrop for a spectacular show of flower power.
7. The Great Passion Play Eureka Springs
The Great Passion Play at Eureka Springs, has grown to become the largest attended outdoor drama in the United States. This religious stage production depicts the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, his death, and resurrection.
8. Northern California's Lava Beds National Monument
For an interesting adventure off the beaten path and away from crowds, a one-hour drive south of Klamath Falls, Oregon and 29 miles north of the small farming community of Tulelake, California will bring you to Lava Beds National Monument.
9. Trinidad's Asa Wright Nature Centre
The Asa Wright Nature Centre is one of the first, and most sucessful eco-tourism stories in the world. Forty years later it continues to be a world-renowned birding and eco-tourism destination.
10. Mariposa Ranch Texas Ranger Baked Eggs Recipe
For an authentic taste of the great state of Texas, follow the once dusty trail, traveled by the likes of Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, along the LaBahia Trail (FM 390), to the lovely Mariposa Ranch Bed & Breakfast.
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