The holidays may be over, but the adventures are just beginning. It’s time to start planning a trip for the new year, and you won’t even need your passport. Our top five adventures for the new year have something for everyone, all over the Midwest and South. Get ready to take on the year with islands, lakes and more.
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Get your friends together or take the family to the Lake of the Ozarks for the weekend. There are a lot of places to stay in the area, from campgrounds to lake front cabins and hotels. Hit the lake with your own boat or rent one during your stay. It’s not all about the lake though, there are 32 trails to hike, four caves to explore and more. All fishermen, don’t miss out on some of the best fishing in the United States, while you are there.
Nashville may be Music City, but it doesn’t lack adventure. Visit historic sights and go zip lining during the day, and then hit the bars and sporting events for the rest of your stay. This destination provides outdoor fun, music and sports all in one spot. Make sure that you get Nashville hot chicken during your visit.
The Wisconsin Dells may be “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®," but it isn’t all about water. This adventure is fun for families and friends alike. Whether you want to visit a waterpark or go golfing, there is something for everyone. Wind down at the end of the day with a brew and pizza.
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Travel across Lake Superior to get to Isle Royale. After arriving, there are many ways to explore the remote island. The island provides a lot of tour options for those who would rather hang out with a group. For adventurers, who would rather do their own thing, there are boating and hiking options to experience. It’s important to check the rules and regulations before you go to make sure that the trip is fun and safe.
Kelleys Island, Ohio
Kelleys Island is full of adventure. Take a ferry and enjoy a variety of activities from swimming to boating and kayaking. Whether you want a beer or to go scuba diving, Kelleys Island is an adventurer’s dream.
Whether you want to hike, swim or fish, there are a lot of sights to see in 2017. Get your friends and family together and plan an adventure to kick off the new year. Make memories in 2017 that will make all of your adventurer friends never pass up on a trip again.