Get Away: 7 Great Nature Escapes In The United States

When you are weary of the stress and rigor of city life, there’s nothing like hopping on a plane, train, or driving far away from traffic and skyscrapers to enjoy the great outdoors. 

The United States is rich with natural beauty: mountains, valleys, rivers, and fresh air.

If you’re looking to get in touch with what nature has to offer, whether alone or with family or friends, here are seven nature escapes to consider.

Lovers of the outdoors head to this special reg ion to bask in the majesty of nature.  In the warmer months, you can enjoy whitewater rafting, camping, cycling and of course, hiking.

The Adirondacks

This region offers hiking options for people of different fitness levels. Some trails are scenic or leisurely, while others are self-guiding, educational or rigorous.

The Poconos

The Catskills are another upstate New York gem. It has rolling green mountains packed with miles of hiking trails that span both public and private lands in the greater Catskill Park.

The Catskills

This national park in California is widely considered an American icon. Its dramatic waterfalls, giant sequoias & awe-inspiring cliffs attract millions of visitors every year.

Yosemite National Park

Hiking for the first time? The website details all that you need to know, including what to pack, what to wear and what to do in the event you encounter a wild animal.

Shenandoah National Park

There are 147 lakes, streams stretching for nearly 500 miles, and “permanent snowfields that can be found in the highest points of the mountains.”

Rocky Mountain National Park

For the thrill seekers, Angels Landing is fantastic, but if you have a fear of heights, avoid it! The trails here have group size limits for both safety and environmental reasons.

Zion National Park

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