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Outdoor Travel Experiences for Earth Day

by Katie Skrzek

Apr 18, 2022

Shy Wolf Sanctuary © Florida’s Paradise Coast

Travel Tips

Family travelers, plan an outdoor travel experience to celebrate Earth Day this year. These resorts and destinations offer unique activities during Earth Month.


Pine Ranch

Located near Cheyenne, Wyoming, Pine Ranch offers travelers a homesteading experience. Spend the morning milking goats, churning butter, baking bread and gardening. In the afternoon, take part in a bovine encounter with up-close animal interactions.




The Gant Aspen

© The Gant Aspen


The Gant Aspen

Book a sunrise paddle boarding excursion at The Gant Aspen in Colorado. The three- to four- hour guided experience may be booked on a nature preserve, river or alpine lake, based on weather conditions and the guests’ skill level.


Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway spans 444 miles through Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Explore the numerous hiking and biking trails, or opt for a scenic drive along the historic parkway.



© Audubon


Birding in New Jersey

Birding has seen an uptick in popularity in recent years. New Jersey offers travelers plenty of birding opportunities. More than 460 species of birds and waterfowl migrate seasonally along the Atlantic flyway, with Cape May, New Jersey, as the midway point.


Creek Excursion in South Carolina

Brookgreen Gardens, a botanical garden in Murrell’s Inlet, takes guests on a 45-minute immersive tour on a 48-foot pontoon boat around the surrounding creeks. Learn more about the local landscapes, wildlife and history from your guide.


Wolf Sanctuary

© Florida’s Paradise Coast


Meditate with Wolves

Head to Shy Wolf Sanctuary, located outside of Naples, Florida. The nonprofit recently expanded and offers travelers a new experience: meditating with wolves. Trained guides lead sessions, offering different meditation and relaxation techniques while connecting with the animals. The experience includes a 45-minute tour and 45-minute guided meditation session.


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Take on New Year’s in Door County, Wisconsin

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