Although there are millions of people who visit the U.S. every year to chase the American dream, there actually are other beautiful reasons why you should appreciate this country more than you’re doing right now. 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 – 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. And by largest we mean 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 – 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. It’s a huge lake with crystal clear waters that was formed within a collapsed and dormant 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.