8 Astonishing Family Mountain Vacations

Head for the hills for a thrilling family mountain vacation.

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Banff National Park

Explore the pristine shores of Lake Louise, a luxurious base camp for a tour of the Canadian Rockies.

Acadia National Park

Kids can explore Maine's rugged coast at Acadia National Park and set off on nature walks on the park's many trails.

Stowe Mountain

Families can try trout-fishing at Sterling Pond, zoom down the Stowe Alpine Slide and sample Vermont's most famous dessert, Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Pike's Peak

The 14,000-foot Pike's Peak isn't Colorado's tallest mountain, but it inspired "America the Beautiful."

Yosemite National Park

Park rangers provide plenty of educational adventures in the great outdoors at Yosemite National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains

Asheville is surrounded by towering mountains and national parks, including Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Pisgah National Forest

Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, and pack a picnic for lunch at Pisgah National Forest.

Adirondack Park

Head to northern New York for an Adirondack vacation with mountain views, zip-line tours and swanky resorts.

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