Incredible Hiking Trips
A hiking vacation in the U.S. is a great way to get out and embrace nature. Travel through California wine country on a walking vacation, and try amazing wine. Visit beautiful parks in Door County, Wisconsin, and watch an outdoor play under the stars. Find breathtaking views of waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The possibilities are endless when it comes to planning a fantastic hiking trip! Discover Wine Country If you’re looking for a unique way to see California, then a hiking vacation through wine country will give you a different view of this famous landscape. The company Wine Country Trekking has modeled its hiking trips on European walking vacations, which means tourists are given the chance to walk from inn to inn throughout California wine country. There are a number of different treks and destinations that you can choose from, too--San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, and Sausalito are just a few of the locations. Explore Door County With 19 county parks and five state parks, Door County, Wisconsin is an ideal place for hikers to visit. Hike through Peninsula State Park where you can spend the day traveling through lush forest, lounging at Nicolet Beach, and touring the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. The outdoor plays at the Peninsula State Park Northern Sky Amphitheater make for an excellent end to a busy day. Finally, a trip to Door County is never complete without an old fashioned fish boil, so stop by the Old Post Office Restaurant, which offers regular fish boils with freshly-caught whitefish. Sightsee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains offer spectacular views for those who love hiking in mountainous territory; the waterfalls alone draw 200,000 visitors each year. One commonly-visited landmark is Laurel Falls, an 80-foot high waterfall that hikers can view from a nearby bridge. Hen Wallow Falls is another great destination—at a height of 90 feet, this waterfall is even larger than Laurel Falls, and you might be able to see salamanders at the base. Make sure to check out the thriving arts and crafts community at Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville, which are all towns located in the Smoky Mountain area. If you decide that a hiking trip is for you, make sure to research park trails ahead of time. This way you can decide on trails that are suited to your skill level and check to make sure that trails are open to visitors.