Gardens and Parks

The Best Botanical Gardens for Bird-Watching

Love to look at birds and plants? Grab your binoculars and head to these bird-friendly botanical gardens around the country.

Explore Birds and Nature at Great Basin National Park

Check out four must-do activities while visiting Great Basin National Park in Nevada. Don't miss starry skies, wildflowers, birds...


Explore Natchitoches and Louisiana’s Cane River

Visit historic downtown Natchitoches and Louisiana's Cane River National Heritage Trail to experience Creole culture.


Missing Flowers in Winter? Visit a Conservatory!

Enjoy the beauty of flowers in any season by taking a stroll in a conservatory. We've rounded up four gorgeous...


Award-Winning Photos from the Great American Road Trip Contest

With the open road before them, Country readers captured the 
beauty of our nation. These award-winning photos truly honor 
that...

Explore Snowshoe Trails With Beautiful Scenery

Explore snowshoe trails in five top destinations across America. Watch for winter birds and wildlife, and admire the snowy landscapes.


You Must See These Contest-Winning National Parks Pictures

Get ready to be amazed. You must see these jaw-dropping, scenic state and national parks pictures that won the 2020...

50 Beautiful Winter Pictures Across America

Bundle up! These amazing pictures of winter landscapes and wildlife will make you want to go for a walk in...


4 Essential Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

Explore nature and discover four things to do at Joshua Tree National Park. Get the most out of your visit...


Experience the Magic of a Door County Winter

The winter season in Door County, Wisconsin holds unexpected charms for nature lovers. Here's where to go and the activities...


Explore the Beauty and History of Verde Valley, Arizona

Discover ancient ruins, a quirky mining town and towering red rocks in the Verde Valley and Sedona, Arizona.

5 Scenic Drives for Your Next Epic Getaway

Whether you are looking for a beautiful beach vacation or a journey to view fall foliage in the mountains, these...


Top 3 Sites for Nature and Birding in Washington D.C.

Don't miss these ways to explore nature and see birds and other wildlife in our nation's capital.


View Autumn’s Amazing Colors from the Air

Landscape photographers share stunning aerial photos that give you a bird's-eye-view of fall's most spectacular colors.


7 Awesome Facts About National Parks

Celebrate over 100 years of America's National Park Service with these fascinating facts about our country's natural and historic wonders.


Spectacular Photographs of America’s National Parks That Will Leave You Awestruck

Our sister publication ‘Country’ magazine received more than 2,000 entries in their “Our National Parks” photo contest. Here are the...

5 Reasons You Should Visit the Oldest Town in Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas, is a historic, charming small town that has something to offer every visitor, from nature lovers to antique...


4 Reasons Nature Lovers Should Visit Point Pelee National Park

Discover the outdoor activities waiting for visitors at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. See monarch butterflies, migrating birds...


The 30 Best Small Towns for Fall Foliage

As they say, good things come in small packages.


Discover the Beauty of Flat Rock, North Carolina, Before Everyone Else Does

From historic sites to hiking trails to movie-set mountain views, Flat Rock, North Carolina, is pure poetry.


Explore the Piney Woods and Rose Capital of America in East Texas

For your next getaway head to East Texas' scenic Piney Woods, where you'll find fall beauty in unexpected places.


5 Picturesque Destinations for Fall Camping

Fall camping is the perfect way to enjoy the night sky, colorful foliage and crackling campfires. Pitch a tent or...


4 National Forests with Breathtaking Fall Foliage

Immerse yourself in the autumn beauty of national forests, from the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the rugged peaks...


4 Ways to Explore Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Discover all the amazing sights and birds the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has to offer, and learn how to explore...

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Explore the Wonders of Oregon’s Crater Lake

Take a weekend to explore Oregon's Crater Lake National Park, home to the deepest lake in the United States.


Hike Rugged, Scenic Trails in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains

The beauty of the Ozark Mountains in Autumn can't be beat. Discover hiking trails, waterfalls and the best places to...


14 Best Socially Distanced Weekend Trips for Fall

Looking for the perfect getaway? Enjoy all that America has to offer at these stunning spots where you can avoid...


Visit Wisconsin Waterfalls on a Weekend Getaway

Take a scenic weekend road trip to reflect and recharge while exploring cascading waterfalls in northern Wisconsin.


20 Amazing Wildlife Photos in Yellowstone National Park

Bears, moose, elks, oh my! These stunning animal photos capture the true essence of Yellowstone National Park.


The Most Scenic Campsite in Every State

Here's how you can get away, marvel at the wonder of nature, sleep under the stars, and keep your distance...