With their huge scope, environmental diversity, and large variety of natural attractions, national parks are some of the best places to visit on a sporting holiday in the USA. From skiing on the slopes of Grand Teton to kayaking in the Everglades, these incredible places have a wide variety of sporting activities for both those who want to try something new and dedicated sporting professionals. If you want to go on a holiday that you will remember for the rest of your sporting career, choose a national park holiday.
Skiing is a popular sporting pastime in the national parks during the winter season, when water sports may be far from an option. One of the most thrilling places to ski is at Bryce Canyon, where you can traverse Boulder Mountain in a series of challenging slopes for those with the necessary skills. What’s more, there is a variety of lodging in Bryce Canyon for skiers all year round, providing you with unrivaled access to some of the best ski slopes in the country.
Hiking through the parks will give you the opportunity to explore your surroundings at your own pace, find the best viewpoints in the whole of the park, and enjoy peace away from the main tourist hotspots and overlooks. Of all the parks and their astonishing hikes, hiking to the Blue Glacier in Olympia National park is one of the best routes that you can take as, although you might not expect it so far North, the hike bypasses one of the US’s only living rainforests. As its name suggests, The Tall Trees Trail in Redwood National park is also a jaw-dropping and unique route that takes you through some of the tallest trees in the world, escaping into nature away from other human footprints.
For the ultimate biking experience, national parks are one of the best destinations that you can choose from, with a range of challenging biking paths for you to enjoy. For instance, Acadia National Park, known for its unparalleled scenic views, will spoil you with its Park Loop Road, which curves around the park’s extreme coastline. Although you might believe that cyclists should steer clear of Death Valley when planning their route across America, this is not the case. Death Valley has a host of short trails for cyclists vying to enjoy the extreme climate and views in the park, with the Furnace Creek area providing easy access for cyclists.
There is nothing like a splash in the ocean or the many lakes of America as a refreshing and energetic way to spend the summer, and the national parks are home to an amazing array of water sports. The Everglades is one of the most water sport friendly destinations out of all the parks, with mangrove swamps, lakes, and the ocean for you to explore. In fact, the only way to access a vast majority of the Everglades is by boat, giving you the opportunity to find unspoiled treasures in the area.