Huffington Post     First Posted: 09/25/09 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

After our slideshow of the top ten best national parks you don't know about, HuffPost Green asked our readers to submit their favorite national park getaways and they definitely sent us some great vacation destinations. Summer may be coming to an end, but there's still time for a trip to explore these treasures over Labor Day. We were amazed by the beautiful photos -- don't forget to vote on your favorite national park picture.

George Washington National Forest
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The 1-million-acre George Washington National Forest is steeped in American and pre-American tradition: a one-time home for Indians, a passageway for pioneers and a battleground during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Today, the forest offers an assortment of recreational experiences in one of the East's largest expanses of pristine land. Available activities include hiking, fishing, backpacking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing, and scenic driving.

Once nearly denuded of all trees, the land making up the forest has sprouted a rich mantle of second-growth hardwoods and hemlocks, which drape the mountains and hills of the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies. In all, the forest can claim some 40 species of trees and 2,000 species of shrubs and herbac
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