How about a family holiday getaway? Make plans and call up the relatives. Ready to reconnect? Backbone, Iowa’s First State Park is just the place just for the occasion. It is located between Dundee and Strawberry Point. Enjoy a stay in modern, luxurious, one or two bedroom cabins.
Isn't it time to unplug from technology and explore the great outdoors? Enjoy the beautiful scenic views and nature that surrounds you at Backbone. Head out to hike the trails. Or how about a fun game of find and seek? See who can find pine cones, acorns, a nest up in the tree, or maybe even a fossil. How many types of wildlife you see along the way? Listen for nature's music, as the birds tweet. After hiking and getting some fresh country air, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Don’t forget the marshmallows! As evening approaches, start a fire. Get out the lawn chairs, wrap up in a blanket, and sit by the toasty flames. Reminisce with family stories while you gaze up at the stars. Who can find the Big Dipper? What a perfect way to spend quality time as a family!
Explore Backbone State Park any time of the year.
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By Gianna Manternach
Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG