Find a Park

Call it chauvinism, but I've always been a fan of L.L. Bean. One reason is the generous discount it gives Registered Maine Guides. Another is this cool feature on the Bean Web site. You can literally search the world for parks according to the sort of activity that interests you (from hiking to big game hunting). I just searched Scandinavia for places to fish and discovered Urho Kekkonen National Park in Finland, where 20,000 reindeer graze the windswept tundra. I have no clue whether the fishing is any good in the Finnish part of Lapland, but the thought of all those caribou roaming around under the Northern Lights brought a smile to my face.