4. The Adirondacks
Known for its natural beauty, the Adirondacks is a norther region in Upstate New York that features over 6 million acres of some of the finest views America has to offer. The region boasts around 3,000 lakes and ponds as well as thousands of miles of hiking trails, making it one of the largest trail systems in the nation. A perfect stop for the nature lover. There are forest glades, isolated waterfalls, verdant valleys, steep cliffs and breathtaking mountain summits. The views themselves are enough to warrant a visit. You can also hike, bike, canoe, fish, kayak or swim while visiting this picturesque pit stop. As for places to stay, you can choose from four-star resorts, quaint cottages or a wide range of wooded campgrounds. Composed of 12 distinct regions, the Adirondacks offers everything from sunken shipwrecks in some of the well-known lakes to one-of-a-kind wineries in the 2nd largest wine region in America.