Nature Travel

Whether you follow migratory monarch butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds on their journey to the Midwest after long winter in Mexico and Central America, tread lightly through Midwest national parks or chase the Midwest’s majestic frozen landscapes each winter, nature travel has a way of demonstrating just how vast and beautiful our region really is. Wildlife vacations teach us about sustainability, preservation and respect for the land and its creatures. And simply being immersed in nature has its restorative benefits, too. Nature travel gifts unparalleled experience tourists cannot find elsewhere, and our trips and recommendations can help you choose a journey that envelopes you in Mother Nature’s bounty.

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National Historic Midwest Trails to Hike Next
Today, the National Trails System includes 11 National Scenic Trails, 19 National Historic Trails and more than 1,300 National Recreation Trails. Visit one of the many trails that pass through the Midwest.
12 of the Midwest's Most Intriguing Wild Landscapes
If you're looking to bust stereotypes about Midwest landscapes, here's your ticket to giant cliffs, rocky shores, dense woods and enchanting caves.
12 of the Best Zoos, Nature Preserves and Wildlife Refuges Across the Midwest
Unleash your wild side at these spots that educate visitors about conservation while providing exciting encounters with a menagerie of creatures.
This Minnesotan is Making the Great Outdoors a Safe Space for All
In 2019, Mikah Meyer became the first person to experience all 400-plus U.S. National Park Service sites in a single 200,000-mile swoop. The trek evolved from a bucket list journey to a mission of promoting his LGBTQ+ Outside Safe Space initiative to nearly 70,000 Instagram followers and beyond. 

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