Summer is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start planning those summer getaways. With rising climates all over the globe, mother nature is reaching her full bloom, painting picture perfect settings for all to enjoy. Here are a few must-see destinations for nature lovers to visit this summer!

Badland National Park, South Dakota

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All of the National Parks in the U.S. have their own natural beauty, however, the Badland’s unique geological deposits have created a rare range of colorful mountains. From flat areas along the prairie to uphill climbs through the rock formations, any fan of the outdoors can find an adventure here.

Youghiogheny River

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Stretching 134-miles long, this river provides a great spot for adventure seekers in the summer months. Running through West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania the rapids range from calm to intense, providing great conditions for high-intensity white water rafting, to blissful kayaking.

Red River Gorge, Kentucky

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Closed to the public in the winter, this geological structure provides breathtaking views and seemingly unrealistic photos. As a part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the rock formation attracts thousands of tourist a year, giving them a wide range of campsites, canoeing opportunities, and wildlife observations.

Havasu Falls, Arizona

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Deeply buried in the Grand Canyon, these beautiful waterfalls are only accessible by foot or horseback. The falls crystal blue water sits on the reservation of the Havasupai tribe, where tourists can swim, climb, and jump (if they dare), into the waterfalls. Planning as far ahead as possible is a must, as reservations are extremely hard to obtain.

Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon

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Ever wanted to live in the trees like Tarzan and Jane? In this picturesque mountain range, families can do just that by lodging in the infamous “treesort”, where the accommodations are actual tree-houses. Climbing and hiking levels on this lower-level mountain range provide an adventure for the entire family to appreciate.

Taking advantage of the summer weather by visiting a new destination is a great way to get outdoors. All across the United States, nature has provided tourists with great views for photos and memories to share with all!