Despite the fact that the North Cascades National Park is one of the least visited national parks, this park has a lot to offer and is often underrated. Made up of countless mountains and nearly 500 lakes, it offers spectacular scenery. Whether you want to go on a few mile hike, or prefer not to walk more than a few hundred feet from the car; North Cascades offers something for everyone.
Mount St. Helens ranks within the top 50 deadliest volcanic eruptions and many still remember the day it erupted. Although the surrounding area is starting to be rejuvenated, you can still see signs of destruction from that day many years ago. I highly recommend taking a day and exploring the area to see the devastation and how much the area is recovering.