Below are links to websites that can help you enjoy nature.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARKS AND RECREATION SITES
American Park Ratings, Visitation, and the Best Times to Visit
U.S. Federal Agencies That Administer Public Lands
National Park Service - This agency features many of the best and most popular American parks.
U.S. Forest Service - This agency administers national forests, which include some outstanding parks, such as Washington’s Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Colorado’s Maroon Bells Scenic Area.
Bureau of Land Management - The bureau is responsible for many public lands that typically have fewer facilities. Prime examples would be New Mexico’s Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Utah’s Corona Arch, which graces the cover of Go Outside and Come Back Better.
Native American Parks
Private Nonprofit Organizations That Open Their Lands to the Public
Outside the United States
Parks Canada - More great scenery can be found north of the border.
OTHER OUTDOOR INFORMATION
U.S. Government’s Outdoor Recreation Website - Find places to see, reserve a tour or campsite, and more.
Sun and moon - If you’re photographing the sun or the moon, you can know exactly where they’ll be and when.
U.S. Naval Observatory's Sun/Moon Altitude & Azimuth Calculator
NOAA's magnetic declination tools - If you’re going to use a compass, you’ll need to know the difference in angle between magnetic north and true north.
Weather and Altitude
Spiders, Ticks, and Mosquitoes
Hiking trail reports from across the U.S.
Hiking information for US states, regions, or parks:
www.birdandhike.com - Around Las Vegas, Nevada
www.hikearizona.com - Arizona
www.hikect.com - Connecticut
www.hikewnc.info - Western North Carolina
www.hikinginglacier.com - Glacier National Park, Montana
www.hikingupward.com - Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
www.midatlantichikes.com - Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
NOAA's accumulated precipitation maps - See how much water the waterfalls have to work with
www.waterfallsnorthwest.com - Waterfalls in Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Waterfalls in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
www.gowaterfalling.com - Waterfalls in primarily the states and Canadian provinces around the Great Lakes
www.northeastwaterfalls.com - Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Mass., N.Y., Oregon, Washington, western Canada