Put in a kayak and float among the primeval bald cypress trees or explore one of five hiking trails at this Eastern Shore Gem.
Cape May is a legendary birding hotspot. The trail system here includes 1 mile of undeveloped beach, a rarity on the heavily developed Jersey shoreline.
At Mashomack, you'll find a plethora of birds, animals and plants in the salt marshes, swamps and 1,400 acres of forest as well as a newly renovated manor house.
Located on the Great Bay Estuary, Lubberland Creek is an awesome place to view migratory birds and waterfowl, as well as an active great blue heron rookery!
Nestled in the shadow of Mount Katahdin, the "Debs" this 46,271-acre ecological reserve, bisected by the Appalachian Trail, offers remote hiking, paddling and fishing adventures.
Drury Preserve protects a rich array of lowland forest and plant communities. At the end of the trail there is a spectacular view across Schenob Brook of Mount Race.
Come to Bear Rocks in June or July to pick mouthwatering blueberries and enjoy this other-worldly preserve perched atop West Virginia's Allegheny Front.
Buzzardroost Rock towers 300 feet above forests and valleys along one of Edge of Appalachia's 4 trails. The panoramic scene from the top has been called Ohio's most spectacular view.
Step back in time as you hike through Mantle Rock's fragile glade habitat among beautiful creeks, wildflowers, and rock formations, including a majestic natural sandstone bridge.
Enjoy seas of waving grasses and an artist's palette of prairie flowers and see the bison herd we reintroduced in 2016!
On the shores of Lake Michigan, this preserve features a mosaic of shifting sand dunes, wetlands and boreal forest.
Kangaroo Lake is a large shallow lake in beautiful Door County surrounded by marshes, lowland forests and rocky outcrops. Bring binoculars to spot bald eagles and osprey.
Come hike through more than 4,200 acres of restored and remnant prairie in America's heartland and get a glimpse of what the Prairie State looked like in the 1800s, bison and all!
Lake Johanna Esker is named for its rare, 70-ft high, serpentine ridge formed by a stream that flowed beneath a retreating glacier. A hike to the top rewards adventurers with stunning views.
This 3,200-acre prairie preserve has been restored to its original splendor with vibrant wildflowers, a herd of American bison, and thriving populations of grassland birds.
Take a hike on Aiken Canyon's 3.5-mile trail, which crosses ephemeral creeks and provides amazing views of dramatic red-rock geologic formations.
Six species of large game animals—moose, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and antelope—find forage and cover at this working ranch.
Located 15 miles west of Yellowstone, Flat Ranch offers a great place to view wildlife. Time it right and you could see moose, pronghorn and sandhill cranes form the deck of the visitor center.
A short and sweet hike brings you to a spectacular view of the Zumwalt Prairie grassland, Eagle Cap Wilderness (Wallowa Mountains) and Seven Devil Mountains (Hells Canyon).
Hike the 3-mile Bluff Trail for sweeping views of Puget Sound and both the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges.
One of the most pristine alpine lakes west of the Rockies, Independence Lake and surrounding alpine forests offer hiking, fishing, kayaking and bird watching.
If you're looking for natural places to visit near Reno, add McCarran Ranch Preserve to your list! Don't miss seeing the "living sculptures" that are helping restore the river.
This preserve is a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. It is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds.
This cool getaway at the foot of Arizona's highest mountains is home to uncommon wildflowers, pine and aspen forests, wildlife and birds. Sunday nature walks are held from mid-June through September.
Just a few miles from the city, this preserve boasts a thriving community of cottonwood and willow trees, a pond, the ruins of an historic Victorian-era dam, hiking trails, and more than 140 species of birds.
One of the most beautiful old-growth forests in Texas, the 1,400-acre Lennox Woods Preserve offers vital refuge for several rare plant and animal species.
Visit this 9,000-acre preserve that supports one of the largest colonial waterbird rookeries in North America, and a mysterious swamp habitat filled with alligators and migratory songbirds.
Apalachicola Bluffs protects plants and animals found nowhere else and is home to thousands of acres of the South's majestic longleaf pine forest.
Take a stroll on Tavia's Trail and experience a dizzying spectrum of light and landscapes at Moody Forest, from ancient stands longleaf pine to centuries-old cypress trees along the banks of the mighty Altamaha.
Stroll through the largest remaining maritime forest on the East Coast. As you walk among towering hardwoods, listen to the calls of birds, you'll forget that you are just blocks from the ocean.