It’s no wonder why millions of people flock the United States every year and it’s not just about chasing the American dream. As an American, you probably don’t think about your country as a premium destination when it comes to seeing the beauty of nature and natural landmarks. It’s safe to bet that you’re more excited in going to Europe or maybe the tropical beaches and historical sites in Asia. Little do you know that this country offers hidden natural wonders that are pretty much overlooked because they aren’t the most popular.
1 – The Mammoth Cave System
Found inside the Mammoth Cave National Park, the Mammoth Cave System in the State of Kentucky is known as the largest cave system in the world. What we mean by “largest” here is that the entire system is huge! The 390-kilometer passage system is popular for its labyrinth nature, which in turn is mysterious enough that explorers get to discover new routes on an almost daily basis. It’s easy to visit and enjoy the experience of exploring the cave system because there now are a handful of available tours covering the discovered areas.
2 – The 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. Now if you’re interested in gaining the best possible and most unique experience in the trail, then you should seriously consider the area that covers Georgia’s Southern Terminus Point at Springer Mountain up to Mount Katahdin found in Maine, where you will see breathtaking views and 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. In fact, it’s no longer a surprise that many people are finding the outstretch areas of the state as the ideal place to live, and they’re even investing in properties like houses and apartments in LaGrange to enjoy of what remains of nature.
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 huge and offers crystal clear waters, but what’s really remarkable about it is that it was formed inside a dormant and collapsed volcano. Oregon, the home of Crater Lake, is actually popular for its clear bodies of water meant for recreation and fun. But perhaps the most distinctive thing about this lake is that there are no other bodies of water surrounding it.