Fresh air, serenity, beauty and adventure await those who adore nature in these spectacular forest destinations. Almost anyone can find something to love about these breathtaking outdoor spots.
Mt. Rainier National Forest
Mount Rainer reaches an astounding 14,410 feet, creating a stunning view for visitors. This majestic forest can be found in Washington State, which boasts the USA’s only true rainforest. An array of wildlife, flowers, and six different rivers drench the forest surrounding the mountains. And for the hiking enthusiasts there are more than 30 trails of varying lengths. The visitors lodge is a great place to stop by to learn about the history of the mountain and forest, or just grab a delicious bite to eat.
Darien National Park
Located in Panama, this area is densely forested and has low mountains. Many types of unique and rare wildlife can be seen in the Darien that are exclusive to the area. Beaches and rocky coastal areas are found here, along with wide stretches of stunning rainforest.
Olympic National Park
This is yet another fantastic Washington State park. For rainforest lovers who would rather not fly out of the country, this is the perfect place. Mosses and plant life virtually cover every nook and cranny of the rainforest. More experienced hikers can enjoy the long, looping trails that can take days to finish. And because of its location on the Washington peninsula, the coast is not more than a couple of hours away.
Malaysian Borneo’s Danum Valley is perfect for those who love exotic plants and animals. This forest is home to some truly incredible plants like the carnivorous pitcher plants and gigantic rafflesia flowers. Rare animals like the jungle rhino and Asian elephant call the Danum Valley home. And if one wants a more upscale, yet eco-friendly experience, the Borneo Rainforest Lodge is the perfect place to stay.
Canada’s Boreal Forest
Throughout Canada is a beautiful boreal forest offering nature lovers an expansive, spectacular stretch of land to explore. Fun includes biking, golf, hiking, fishing, and sight-seeing, and when it’s cold, sledding, skiing and snowboarding in the forested regions. One of the most spectacular sites found there is the Aurora Borealis, which can easily be seen during the right times.
So get out and enjoy nature’s beauty, whether it be in the USA like the Washington State Olympic National Forest or Mount Rainier National Forest. Or perhaps travel out of the country to Panama’s Darien National Forest, Malaysia’s Danum Valley or Canada’s boreal forests. Each of these forests has something special and something for anyone.
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Emma is a freelance writer living in Boston. When not writing or otherwise spending time on the computer, she enjoys baking, traveling, and old movies.