Enclosed within the forest, a picturesque lake with green waters reflects the nature around it. The Echo Lake State Park offers various recreational activities for all ages and abilities, including different leveled trails, providing hiking and climbing opportunities.
The Valley Fire State Park is world renowned for its recognizable stretches of red sandstone formations. The massive Aztec rocks, concealing thousands of years of history, have become a playground for trekkers and climbers alike, with more than 11 trails to follow. Its only downfall is that it can get super busy, so if you're looking for some personal space, you will need to move away from the main attractions.
A 60 foot waterfall, a twisty river, tall cliffs with wonderful rock formations covered in moss and a touristic train excursion are just few of the attractions Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio has to offer. The park also provides countless trails for visitors to follow all leading to breathtaking scenic views of nature and wild life.
Yaquina Bay State Park, a small yet well kept recreational area in Newport Oregon, with a trail leading to a gorgeous sandy beach with views of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Overlooking the park, the historical Yaquina Bay Lighthouse has watched the coast for the past 150 years.
Bursting with wildlife and nature, the Grand Teton National park does not fall short from being remarkable. A hike or a cruise around Jenny Lake, or an ironically nature surrounded trail to Death Canyon, are calming experiences anyone in Wyoming must try at least once. While if a relaxing scenic drive is more your thing a 20 mile ride along Teton Park Road does not disappoint.
Reminiscent of an outer-space photo of earth, views of the the green, blue and orangery hues of the hot springs surfaces and the steamy bubbling of geysers are simply breathtaking. Yellowstone National Park offers endless attractions to explore, including a walk around the Norris Geyser Basin, a tour of Yellowstone Lake, or a relaxing hike at Mammoth Hot Spring.
Buffalo Bill State Park offers a place for a cool dip for wary travelers and an easy selection of campgrounds for those needing a place to rest. But don’t go out of your way to get here, as this state park is more of a lookout for the nearby Buffalo Bill dam than anything else.
Presenting one of the longest cave systems in the world, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota is a geological treasure, leading to narrow paths and darkened large rooms with naturally formed rock formation. The park also offers acres of tranquil nature of prairies, forests and hills making the park attractive to anyone in the area.
A small rock formation in the Pacific Ocean, The Fishing Rock in Depoe Bay is hidden behind a small forest, protected by the Oregon coastal cliffs. The trail leading to The Rock and the nearby secluded bay is a stunning one, taking you under a green tunnel of pine trees and bushes. Even though it is a well known spot among hikers its location is still attractive for birds and Gray whales to make it their temporary home.