In the Trails.com Nature Trips section you will find a wide variety of outdoor excursions, from easy day trips to extended nature weekends. The Trails.com Nature Trips section is your personal guide to exploring wildlife refuges, natural areas, nature preserves, sanctuaries, arboretums, and even local, state, and national parks. No matter what your activity (viewing marine life, wildlife, or fall foliage, whale watching, bird watching, butterfly collecting, mushroom hunting, and many others) or interest (astronomy, botany, geology, and nature photography, to name a few) we have something for every kind of nature lover. Each nature trip is a complete chapter from a nature guide book and includes a detailed trail map, driving directions, and a clear description of the destination, all produced by well-known outdoor guidebook publishers. All of the nature trips are linked to USGS topographic maps from the trip overview page, and many also offer a host of additional features like photos, regional locator maps, and interesting natural, geographical, and historical information about the area. To find the perfect nature trip for you, just click below on any state nature trip section. Then browse by selecting a specific region or “Top Trail” from the list, or by simply clicking on the interactive state map.
Select a state on the map or a link below.
Only states with activities matching your selected activity will be clickable.