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6 secret natural wonders to visit in the United States


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The United States of America is arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Many know that the United States and its territories have some of the most worthy places on the bucket list. Some of these places are not as well known as other typical American tourist traps. However, these secret places offer some of the most magnificent natural wonders you will ever see. These secret natural wonders of the United States are teeming with splendid mountains, tropical islands and dense forests.

Secret natural wonders of the United States

Visit the rocky coast of Bar Harbor, Maine

The town of Bar Harbor, Maine is a New England delight. The beauty of the town and the adjacent Acadia National Park is filled with rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, and mountains topped with lush evergreen trees. Mount Cadillac is the highest peak on the east coast and is perfect for hiking and spectacular views. For other recreational opportunities, the town and park offer bird watching, boating, horseback riding, rock climbing and more. For beach lovers, Jordan Pond and Sandy beach park are perfect places for a relaxing day in the sun.

Discover the marine wonders of the Florida Barrier Reef

The state of Florida has the only living barrier reef in the continental United States. This amazing reef stretches from the Florida Keys to the Keys to the Marquise and is the third largest coral reef system in the world. About two-thirds of this reef are located in Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, so you will see an abundance of plants and wildlife. During your visit, be sure to stop at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center to learn all about the marine life and plants native to the Florida Keys.

Climb the Colorado Sand Mountains

You’ll feel right on the sand dunes of Mars at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. At the park, climb and conquer the mighty Star dune, which is 750 feet tall. Besides the dunes, guests can also ride horses, sandboard or take a dip in the swimming hole at Medano stream. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no outside capacity limit and no reservations are required for a visit.

Relax in the mist at Multnomah Falls

This little slice of heaven is located just outside of Portland, Oregon. This beautiful place is located inside Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Visitors can hike the area to Benson Gateway and approach the wonderful tumultuous water. Besides hiking, visitors can also picnic, go horseback riding, tubing, swimming, windsurfing, fishing and more. The best time to visit Multnomah Falls is early in the morning and, in the rain, to avoid the usual crowds. Multnomah Falls bike tours are offered in the morning and afternoon by Pedal Bike Tours Portland.

Marvel at the sea caves of Kauai

The Hawaiian Islands have many beautiful places, however, the locations here are unique. On the northwest side of Kauai is the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park. This 15 mile stretch of road has waterfalls, awe-inspiring sea caves, and cliffs reaching 4000 feet above sea level. Throughout this trip you can see a bit of Hawaii’s wildlife, including naive birds such as Laysan Albatross, sea turtles and even Hawaiian monk seals. Reservations are required for hiking The Kalalau trail or for camping permits and can be done up to 30 days in advance.

Snorkel the coral reefs of American Samoa

This territory of the Pacific of the United States conceals a multitude of natural wonders. American Samoa is made up of five islands and two atolls, which Americans can access without a passport. All you have to do is fly to the capital of Pago Pago and experience these wonders. There is spectacular snorkeling in Fagatele Bay at the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Other water activities available here are diving, fishing and surfing. You can take a boat ride to visit Aunu’u Island and explore the marine sanctuary of this volcanic island. Besides the beach, visitors can also take rainforest hikes and humpback whale watching cruises.

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