North America boasts some of the most spectacular terrain in the world. Significant parts of this diverse continent have been set aside and given national park status for all to enjoy, with no threat of future development. While many travelers have heard of celebrated places like Yosemite, Yellowstone and Banff, there are some lesser known national parks in North America that make amazing destinations for people who love the great outdoors.
1. Congaree National Park, South Carolina, U.S.
Congaree National Park is home to some of the tallest trees in the Eastern region of the U.S. With its picturesque coastal forest, the park is traversed by the Congaree River and is characterized by swamplands and lush foliage. The setting is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, camping, and hiking trips. Paddle your way down the Congaree River Blue Trail to enjoy this stunning landscape.