The United States is a popular destination because of the hope of chasing the American dream, but there is more to it than just about the promise of a good life. Most Americans, probably including you, never think of this country being a nice destination when it comes to seeing nature’s beauty. It’s safe to bet that you’re more excited in going to Europe or maybe the tropical beaches and historical sites in Asia. However, you must understand that despite of the many places to visit in the other parts of the world, the U.S. itself has more than enough to offer; and as a matter of fact, you probably have not visited many of these underrated natural gems.
1 – Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave System
Go visit the Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and you’ll certainly be amazed with the literal Mammoth Cave System, the largest of its kind on Earth. And by largest we mean huge! The passage systems are more than 390 kilometers long, with the labyrinth nature allowing explorers to discover more routes on a daily basis. For the moment, there are several available tours in the cave system, or at least for the known or discovered parts.
2 – Appalachian Trail
It’s true that the Appalachian Trail is no stranger to both Americans and foreigners, but only a very few can boast having to attempt and succeed on an entire walk in a single trek. Therefore, if you want your Appalachian Trail experience to be the best, then consider the area which covers the Southern Terminus Point in Springer Mountain in Georgia up to Mount Katahdin in Maine, where you will be truly amazed by the natural beauty and views as well as the conveniently located campsites. After the hike, you even can spend time exploring Georgia as a whole, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area, highlighted by springs, gorges, and canyons. The fact is there are now many who have opted to invest in properties in rural areas and away from the large city, say for instance buying houses and apartments in LaGrange, where natural attractions are available at the edges of the state.
3 – Crater Lake
Another important yet very underrated natural beauty found in the U.S. that you definitely must visit is Crater Lake. The lake is unique because aside from being so huge, it offers crystal clear waters; but more interestingly, it was formed from a dormant volcano. The lake is found in Oregon, a state famous for its clear waters meant for discovery and recreation. And the most interesting part of this lake is the fact that no rivers, streams, or other bodies of water surrounds it.