Outdoor Adventures

Amp up your adrenaline, whether you want to paddle down a raging river or take a walk hundreds of feet in the air. If you want to escape into the woods, head out on a hike on of our nation’s national parks or the multitude of state parks that span forests, mountains, gorges and caves.

Carved by glaciers that moved through the area nearly 10,000 years ago, this park in Watkins Glen, New York, is known for its famous gorge. 

This Union Pier, Michigan, spot not far from the trendy beach towns along Lake Michigan offers an oasis of forests, gardens and orchards on a curve of the Galien River.

This sprawling natural area located in parts of Westmoreland, Somerset and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania covers more than 60,000 acres. 

This Paradise, Michigan, park on the state’s Upper Peninsula is known for its famous root-beer-hued waterfall.

Several companies in and around Bloomington, Indiana, offer hot air balloon excursions that ride high above the changing leaves. 

The rustic structure built within the park in Clifftop, West Virginia, is one of the most photographed locations in the state. 

This natural area in Seneca Falls, New York, draws visitors who want to catch sight of some of the more than 300 different bird species seen here throughout the year. 

Head to Lansing, West Virginia, to explore one of nation’s newest national parks in all its fall glory. 

Located in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, outdoor experiences at these 900-foot formations include rock climbing, recreational hiking and other outdoor adventures. 

Visit this nearly 600-acre park in Wolcott, New York, to see 150-foot-tall spires that rise along the lakeshore.