Whether your passion is hiking, biking, kayaking or canoeing, there is plenty of opportunity to indulge in it in the United States. From National Parks to islands and scenic cycle trails, there is something to satisfy all the family, while seeing some of the best views the U.S. has to offer. Here are six amazing places to consider visiting on your next outdoor adventure.
Caladesi is a state island in Dunedin, Florida. It provides the perfect backdrop for a whole host of outdoor activities including camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and nature trails. However, if you just want to sit back and relax, you’ll also find plenty of time for leisure activities such as fishing or soak up the sun on the white sand beach.
The island is accessed via ferry. The nature/hiking trails average 2-3 miles and most are considered easy to moderate. You can learn more about potential hiking routes here. And if hiking isn’t for you, there is hordes of unusual wildlife to explore.
Redwood National Park
Billed as having the tallest trees in the world, the Redwood National Park offers an outdoor experience you’ll never forget. There are various routes to choose from, including some easier walks for beginner hikers. A good trail for the beginner is the Simpson-Reed Trail, or try Mill Creek if you’re more advanced and want to take in the extraordinary forest views.
Some of the trails are barely a mile long, so they won’t take long to complete, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore other routes. However, conditions can be hazardous during the wet weather, and regardless of the path you follow, good footwear is a must. As for visiting times, some trails aren’t accessible in the winter, and summer is considered the best time to visit.
Situated in California, Cedar Falls is popular with hikers, trail runners and campers, and it is famed for its stunning mountain scenery. It is animal and family friendly, and the trail can be completed within 2-3 hours. However, hiking at Cedar Falls does require some planning and you’ll need to get a permit ahead of time.
One of the biggest problems hikers find is the lack of shade and intense heat. For this reason, some hikers prefer to start walking early, when it is quieter and cooler. However, others suggest starting mid-afternoon to experience the sunset. The afternoon is the hottest part of the day, so if you set of then, make sure you’re prepared with plenty of water and sunscreen, and all the essential tools you’ll need for this exhilarating, but exhausting walk.
American River Bike Trail
This 32-mile trail in Sacramento, California provides plenty of opportunity for adventure along the way! You can participate in inline skating, horse riding and walking, and there’s ample resting points for sitting back and taking in the scenery. There’s several entry points for joining the route, and with so much to see and do, you might decide to turn it into a 2 day trip. Visitors suggest the best time for the views is spring and fall.
Bois Brule Camp Ground
The campground in Brule River State Forest gives you easy access to a series of trails and parks. The Bois Brule River to Pine Tree Landing is a popular course to follow and takes approximately five hours to complete. Alternatively, if you like to get away from dry land, there’s kayaking and canoeing activities to indulge in. And if you just want to take things easy, the Bois Brule camp ground is also perfect for nature lovers.
Glacier National Park
It is safe to say that the Glacier National Park in Montana should well and truly satisfy your taste for adventure! In addition to the hiking trails, there are opportunities for photography, fishing, kayaking cycling and camping. However, the park’s lakes shouldn’t be missed, either. The most notable one is the Lake McDonald Valley, which is a superb location for taking photographs and exploring trails, and there a lodge and cabins to stay in if you wish to extend your trip.
The United States has been blessed with its fair share of natural beauty. Sites like the National Parks and the islands give you and your family an opportunity to get away from the rush of life and enjoy the best the beauty of the great outdoors. Whichever destination you choose for your outdoor adventure, make sure your pack plenty of water, and wear suitable clothing so you'll warm and dry. Woop! Wear sells a range of activewear alpaca clothing which has been designed with outdoors lovers in mind. To order, to find out more or to ask a question, visit our website today.