Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain parks. Jasper encompass 4200 square miles of broad valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and wild rivers along the eastern slopes of the Rockies in western Alberta. There are over 660 miles of hiking trails, and guided tours to glaciers are provided by park services. Large numbers of elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, grizzly bear, mountain lions, wolves and wolverines make their home in Jasper National Park, thus making the park one of the great protected ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains.
Willmore Wilderness Park, Alberta
Willmore is a gentle wilderness located on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Almost as large as Jasper, but not as trekked this park offers a unique walking and light mountain climbing experience. It's characterized by willow and grass valleys, enclosed by open, easy-to-climb foot ridges. Willmore has earned the distinction of "Walking in the Sky Country," because of the gentleness of its slopes and large basins.
For more travel in Canada try: Spectacular Parks and Outdoor Places
Also see: Amazing Adventures Inc.
Another one is: Resax: Ecotourism and Nature
One more: Northern Lights Multimedia - Ecotourism Travel
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Alaska - Biking and Whale Watching
No, you can't watch the whales from your bike but you can bike across beautiful landscapes to get to a ship that will show you where the whales hide out. Bicycle the Alaskan Railroad or the Denali Mountain Bike Trail if you'd like to get more familiar with the Last Frontier State. Later, if your not to beat from the cycling excursions, take one of the many boats that let you see humpback whales at play.
More Whalewatching at: Orca Whale Watching & Nature Cruises, Seattle, Washington
More Biking: Alaskan Bicycle Adventures
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Arizona
Forty miles of the upper San Pedro River flows through San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area, which consists of 58,000 acres of public land in Cochise County, Arizona between the Mexican border and St. David, Arizona. The area is a rare remnant of the desert riparian ecosystem, a tantalizing trace of the extensive network of similar riparian systems that once existed throughout the Southwest. Birdwatchers may be pleased to learn that half the known breeding species in North America have been spotted at San Pedro. And if you've ever dreamed of being Indiana Jones San Pedro may be a great place to fulfill your fantasy because it is also an archeological site of the prehistoric Clovis people and has historic ruins from the days when the Spanish, Mexicans, and U.S. were settling into the area.
Near the summit of one of Colorado's most daunting passes, Wolf Creek Ski Area, is blessed with mounds of snow. With an elevation of 11,775 feet, this is skiing without frills. For the more brave there is Purgatory Resort. Purgatory is spread wide horizontally, and is a superbly designed mountain. This area is composed of three double-black-diamond runs, with extremely steep drops and unexpected dips, mini-cliffs and treacherous gullies.
In some parts of Florida bicycles are as natural as the heat and the gators. There's lots of natural beauty, cold springs, rivers, lakes and forests not to mention the everglades, that can be viewed best from the seat of a bike. Florida offers good roads and a transportation department that takes bicyclists into consideration. A real plus in the fact that Florida is practically flat, which means that while you may not enjoy the thrills of hills you can enjoy a relaxing ride.
Further Florida Biking: Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
Hiking In The White Mountains Of New Hampshire
Mount Washington, the highest peak in the eastern U.S., stands grand at 6,288 feet, and it is a superb hiking destination for those who live on the extreme edge. The arctic-like storms take a heavy toll - over 100 people have fallen victim to these mountains, either through freezing, avalanches and heart attacks. Risk-takers can climb the mountain in sub-zero winter temperatures, and be rewarded with a gorgeous view of clouds hovering over the peaks. If that isn't enough, the mountain also offers lovely trees and crisp waterfalls.
The New Jersey Coast
The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail (NJCHT) was established in 1988 the enjoyment of the significant natural and cultural sites along the state's coast. It encompasses the area east of the Garden State Parkway from the Raritan Bay south to Cape May and the area north and west of Cape May south of Route 49 to the vicinity of Deepwater. New Jersey's heritage has been shaped by its close association with the ocean. Lighthouses protect busy shipping lanes, fishing villages are scattered throughout, and wide cranberry bogs flourish in reclaimed marshes. The Jersey Shore offers fun in the sun, rest, or inspiration. Learn about historic hotels, and religious retreats. The coast is also a vital stop in the global migration of many birds and sea mammals. Dolphins, whales, osprey, and eagles are just a few animals that can seen along the coast.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Towering sand dunes and miles of flat, sandy beaches characterize the
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The Dunes are where the ocean greets
the mountain forest. This interlocking of sea and forest offers some of
the most intriguing places for learning about nature as well as excellent
camp sites. Pounding surf along endless beaches, prolific estuaries, mature
conifer forests and cool, fish-filled lakes provide terrific opportunities
for camping, horseback riding, and birdwatching.
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