exploring national parks

As summer approaches, the allure of the great outdoors calls to many, including the team at Venture Practices. Understanding our team personally helps build stronger connections, and what better way to do that than by sharing our favorite national parks? Join us as we explore the cherished parks of Ben, Brittany, and Ashley and learn why these natural wonders hold a special place in our hearts.

Exploring National Parks: Great Smoky Mountains

Ben Shaver: Leadership and Branding Coach
Favorite National Park: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nestled between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its biodiversity and stunning landscapes. With lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and mist-covered mountains, it’s no wonder this park tops Ben’s list. The park offers an array of hiking trails, from strolls to challenging treks, making it accessible to all fitness levels.


Clingmans Dome: At 6,643 feet, it’s the highest point in the park and offers panoramic views.
Cades Cove: A beautiful valley with abundant wildlife, historical buildings, and scenic vistas.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: A one-way loop road offering views of waterfalls, old-growth forests, and historic buildings.

Exploring National Parks: Evergaldes National Park

Brittney: Marketing and Recruiting Coach
Favorite National Park: Everglades National Park

Covering 1.5 million acres of wetlands in southern Florida, Everglades National Park is a unique ecosystem teeming with wildlife. Brittney’s love for this park stems from its incredible biodiversity and the chance to see endangered species like the Leatherback Sea Turtles up close.


Shark Valley: Offers tram tours and an observation tower with breathtaking views.
Anhinga Trail: A popular spot for wildlife viewing, especially alligators and wading birds.
Flamingo Visitor Center: A gateway to the park’s southern region, with opportunities for boating and fishing.

Exploring National Parks: Grand Teton National Park

Ashley: Marketing and Branding Coach
Favorite National Park: Grand Teton National Park

In northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park boasts striking mountain ranges, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. The rugged beauty and the dramatic skyline of the Teton Range captivate visitors, including Ashley.

Jenny Lake: Offers boat rides, hiking trails, and stunning views of the Teton Range.
Mormon Row Historic District: Famous for its picturesque barns and historical significance.
Snake River Overlook: Made famous by Ansel Adams, it provides iconic views of the Tetons and the Snake River.

Why We Love National Parks

At Venture Practices, connecting with nature helps us reconnect with ourselves and find inspiration in our work. National parks offer a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, providing peace, clarity, and a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

Plan Your Visit

If you’re considering a trip to a national park this summer, why not follow in our footsteps and explore the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Everglades, or the Grand Tetons? Each park offers unique experiences, breathtaking scenery, and countless opportunities for adventure. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, wildlife lover, or history buff, these parks have something for everyone.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
– Best Time to Visit: Spring and fall for the best weather and scenery.
– Activities: Hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, scenic drives.

Everglades National Park:
– Best Time to Visit: Winter suits cooler temperatures and fewer mosquitoes.
– Activities: Wildlife tours, boating, fishing, hiking.

Grand Teton National Park:
– Best Time to Visit: Summer is best for warm weather and wildflowers.
– Activities: Hiking, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing.

Final Thoughts

We hope this glimpse into our favorites and why we love them inspires you to start exploring national parks on your own outdoor adventure. Just as these parks offer endless possibilities for exploration and discovery, Venture Practices is here to guide your dental business journey. Let’s work together to create a thriving, successful practice that reflects your vision and values.

Are you ready to explore the great outdoors and get to know the Venture Practices team better? Plan your visit to one of these incredible national parks and see why we love them. And remember, whether you’re seeking guidance for your dental startup or looking to enhance your existing practice, Venture Practices is here to help you every step of the way.

About the Author Ashley Wells

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