Anyone can become a bird watcher or birder. Whether you’re a casual backyard observer or someone who wants to travel far afield to catch a glimpse of a rare species, all it takes is a little equipment and patience.
The Rt. 28 Corridor in New York, about 1-1/2-hours north of New York City,
encompasses the area from about Phoenicia to Margaretville, with Belleayre Mountain in the Catskill Forest Preserve smack in the center of it all. Come during any season, but it’s especially nice in summer — and it’s away from the city heat!
Hiking through Sunshine Meadows near Banff, Alberta, is sometimes described as walking on the top of the world. I guess that’s true when your starting point is at 7,200 feet! It offers beautiful alpine lakes, gorgeous wildflowers and a lot of wildlife.
About a hour’s ride from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, city slickers can ride on horseback to their hearts content in Kananaskis, just few miles south of Banff. Riding along these trails in the high Rockies is something out of a picture book!
In Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota, visitors can lunch with a bison, go fishing, hike or visit Mount Rushmore. Besides bison, Other animals in the 73,000-acre park include 200 species of birds, also elk, mule and whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, burros, mountain goats and marmots.
A large ferry glides across the water, blasting its horn every now and then. A train whistle echoes in the distance. You can’t believe you’re one of the only boats fishing these magical-looking waters surrounding the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World in Florida. The bass fishing is tremendous. It’s not unusual to pull in 10-pounders!
Nature trails aren’t the only highlights of Florida’s 3,000-acre Great Outdoors RV resort. There are lakes where big bass hide, and saltwater fishing is just a few miles away. Plus, there’s golf, tennis and lots of other activities on site. If you are looking for a warm weather getaway, you will want to check this out!