Planet Earth is full of wonders, from the deepest parts of the Mariana Trench to the peak of Mount Everest; we live in a world that yearns to be explored. The United States, our very own backyard, is not lacking in natural diversity; regions of the country are abundant with deserts, mountains, rivers, and valleys. In honor of Earth Day, let’s take a peek into some of the must see locations within our country that have to be seen to be believed.
1.Arizona – Grand Canyon○One of the great seven natural wonders of the world is the Grand Canyon, located in the dry desert state of Arizona, it runs nearly 277 miles long! The Canyon is rich in history and has brought together people from all over the world to witness its vast size and beauty.
2.Montana – Glacier National Park○Home to an abundance of wildlife, Glacier National Park stretches 1,583 square miles from Montana to the edge of the Canadian border. The land of mountains has been carved out by prehistoric glaciers, leaving behind alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, and a paradise for all those who travel to see its beauty.
3.Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore○Lake Superior is grand in size and beauty; among some of the best locations around the great lake is the south shore where the Pictured Rocks NationalLakeshore stands tall above the breaking water. During the winter you can explore the ice caverns and skate on the lake. In the summer you can visit shipwreck locations and travel along the coast. It is a magnificent location no matter theseason.
4.California – Redwood National & State Park○Have you ever wanted to walk among giants? In the Redwood National & StatePark you can do just that as you meander under trees that reach into the sky, nearly 350 feet high. This forest is also home to native animals that can only be found in California; the perfect location for camping, hiking, and seeing uniqueanimals that share this home with the friendly giants.
5.Utah – Bonneville Salt Flats○The salt flats is one of the unique locations in the United States that has changed from its original form to what it is today. What used to be a great ancient salt lake near the capital of Utah has since dried up and left behind a thick salted crust tha thas not changed since the water evaporated from the surface. With no vegetation on the surface, this location is famous for high speed auto advertisements.
All of these locations can be easily seen from the comfort of a train, boat, tour bus, or on your own two feet. We are lucky enough to call Earth our home, and for thousands of years she has grown and nurtured us. This Earth Day, lets give back to our planet and ensure that her beauty is preserved for future generations to explore. For more information on how to preserve and sustain our planet, the link below will give you access to events and organizations near you that are taking the initiative to invest in our planet every day of the year!
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