Great Outdoors-Wet and Wild

Happy Friday! Today’s our third look at some great destinations around the USA.  We’re taking some time, in this hot heat wave that the Eastern states are experiencing, to look at some cool, wet and wild stops.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

This fabulous sea shore located in North Carolina has many different fun things you can do as a family and keep cool.  Besides the usual dipping your toes (and more) in the water, you can also go kayaking or climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  Spend your time building sand castles, swimming, crabbing, surf fishing, surfing, shell collecting, bird and wildlife watching, and sightseeing.  Located on the Outer Banks region and close to other National Parks, Cape Hatteras seashore is more than just a day at the beach. You can learn more here.

Isle Royale

This stretch of Michigan land may not be one you’ve heard of before.  But, to those willing to venture into Michigan, you can experience great backpacking and hiking trails, as well as spent time boating, kayaking, canoeing and even scuba diving!  It may be a little rugged, but it’s a great place to experience nature the way it used to be.  You can plan your trip here.

Pictured Rocks

Traveling relatively close to Isle Royale, we’ve got the Pictured Rocks lakeshore in Michigan. With beautiful sandstone cliffs surrounding beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes and even a forest, not only is the beauty abundant here, so are the fun things you can do!  Of course there are the regular beach activities, as well as hiking and exploring the park as it changes in each season.  Wet and beautiful, learn more about the experience here.

Channel Islands

Our tour ends today with Channel Islands National Park in California.  This huge park has 5 islands and lots of natural animals and plants that you won’t find anywhere else. Not one of the more popular locations, you’ll be required to take a boat or fly in to the islands to experience the wonders.  If you’re adventurous you can even stay overnight and camp on these remote islands.  Start your adventure here.

I have to admit that I could go on and on about all of the great beachy locations around the USA!  From Maine to NJ, Florida to California, we’re certainly fortunate to have an abundance of cool locations to visit.  What’s your favorite wet and wild destination?

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