Top 10 eco-tourism areas worth visiting in the United States

Thursday, 21/12/2023 | 10:14 UTC-5

Eco-tourism involves visiting natural areas with the goal of preserving the environment, respecting local cultures, and promoting sustainability.

Top 10 eco tourism areas worth visiting in the United States

The United States offers a diverse range of eco-friendly destinations that showcase the country's natural beauty. Here are ten eco-tourism areas worth visiting in the United States:

  1. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho: 

    • Home to diverse ecosystems, geothermal features, and iconic wildlife, Yellowstone is the first and oldest national park in the world.
  2. Everglades National Park, Florida:

    • The largest tropical wilderness of any U.S. national park, the Everglades is known for its unique ecosystem, mangrove forests, and abundant bird species.
  3. Denali National Park, Alaska:

    • With North America's tallest peak, Denali, this park offers breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and opportunities for low-impact adventure.
  4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, Tennessee:

    • Straddling the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, this park is renowned for its biodiversity, old-growth forests, and scenic mountain views.
  5. Olympic National Park, Washington:

    • Featuring diverse ecosystems, including temperate rainforests, alpine peaks, and coastal areas, Olympic National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  6. Big Sur, California:

    • The rugged coastline of Big Sur offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, redwood forests, and is known for its commitment to sustainable tourism practices.
  7. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah:

    • Famous for its unique hoodoos and geological formations, Bryce Canyon provides opportunities for responsible hiking and stargazing.
  8. The Apostle Islands, Wisconsin:

    • A group of 22 islands in Lake Superior, known for sea caves, old-growth forests, and sea kayaking opportunities.
  9. Adirondack Park, New York:

    • A vast park encompassing mountains, lakes, and forests, the Adirondacks offer a range of outdoor activities and sustainable tourism initiatives.
  10. Galápagos of the North - Channel Islands, California:

    • The Channel Islands, often called the Galápagos of the North, are known for their unique flora and fauna, including endemic species and marine life.

When visiting these areas, it's important to follow Leave No Trace principles, respect local regulations, and support eco-friendly initiatives to ensure the preservation of these natural wonders for future generations. Wishing you a happy and meaningful eco-tour

FAQs:

Which Central American country is most linked with ecotourism and adventure travel?

Costa Rica is renowned all over the world for its protected areas and National Parks, perfect for thrilling hikes and unforgettable bird watching tours. About 870 species of birds have been found in the country, hidden in different tourist attractions like dry tropical forests, rain forests and cloud forests.

Which country is eco friendly?

Denmark — 77.9

Nonetheless, Denmark again earns the title of most environmentally friendly country in the world.

What is the least eco-friendly country?

India. India was ranked the lowest on the EPI for 2022. Being the second-most populated country in the world, without correspondingly being the second-largest geographically, leads to a lot of people living in a rather small area.

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