In addition to our active community of nature lovers across the USA, we have nature lovers’ groups for all 50 states. Members share their favorite spots and local adventures with us, and we want to pass some of our favorite nature photos along to all of you! These highlight the beauty of the United States – every single state has something special to offer. It certainly is America, the beautiful!
Cantwell, Alaska – Tom Slater Photography
This spectacular photo was taken north of beautiful, snowy Cantwell. In July of 2003, Cantwell got 6 inches of snow!
Capitol Lake, Washington – Ryan Lamont Photography
This beautiful lake near Olympia’s historic district is a popular place for runners and cyclists with its scenic gravel trails.
Barton, Vermont – Jesse La Valle
Vermont is a top fall foliage destination, and it’s easy to see why. Popular towns to visit include: Stowe, Burlington, St. Johnsbury, Woodstock, Grafton, Montpelier, and Shelburne.
Linville Gorge Wilderness, North Carolina – Leslie Restivo
The third-largest wilderness area in North Carolina, Linville Gorge is one of just two wilderness gorges in the South.
Usery Pass, Arizona – Billy Main
Usery Mountain Regional Park is known for its fantastic hiking trails, including the popular (and leashed dog-friendly) Wind Cave Trail.
Secret Beach, Oregon – Chaz K. Shand Photography
You’ll need to hike to get to this gem of a beach, and you’ll want to visit at low tide!
Cherokee Rock Village, Alabama – Debbie Ellis Moon
This picturesque park has been a popular spot for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers since the 1980s!
Rib Mountain, Wisconsin – Megan White
At over 1.5 billion years old, Rib Mountain is one of the oldest geologic formations on earth. Now part of a state park, visitors can enjoy incredible views all year and skiing in the winter.
Yosemite National Park, California – Marc Howard Photography
Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, especially the Horsetail Falls “Firefall.” The Firefall occurs seasonally, when the sun hits the falls at just the right angle.
Arches National Park, Utah – Explore The Light Photography
Discover over 2,000 natural arches within the 76,000 breathtaking acres of Arches National Park! You’ll also find other unique rock formations including beautiful pinnacles, rock fins, and balanced rocks.
Marblehead Light, Ohio – North Coast Aerial Images
Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie is the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the American side of the Great Lakes.
San Juan Mountains, Colorado – Ray Mathis
Colorado is home to a wide range of beautiful wildflowers including Castilleja and Lupines. Some of the best places to see them include Crested Butte, Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, and American Basin.
Watkins Glen, New York – Dan Simonds Photography
Garner State Park, Texas – Yolanda Allen
This Hill Country gem is a popular place for float trips and the #1 state park for camping in Texas.
Which photo was your favorite? There were thousands of gorgeous of shots to choose from, because there are thousands of beautiful places across America! To see photos of incredible destinations across the USA, subscribe to our Nature Lovers Newsletter and join our Nature Lovers Group on Facebook.