The Best National Forests to Visit on International Day of Forests, 2021

Inernational Day of Forests

Sunday, March 21 is International Day of Forests, 2021. The USA is able to boast some of the best national parks and state forests to visit for a memorable getaway in the great outdoors. Add the incredible national forests in each state, all you have to do is search for the best national forest near me, and you can head out on a hike through the trees, enjoying some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To celebrate International Day of Forests, 2021, and of course, the arrival of spring, we’ve put together a shortlist of just a few of our favorite national forests. So keep reading, plan a family getaway staying in some stunning cabins in forests, cottages in the forest, and maybe even bring the family dog along. Imagine how much they’d enjoy exploring some epic, woodland trails with you. Some luxury forest camping is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

A dog and his human in a forest

Enjoy national forest camping in the Sierra National Forest

While you can easily search for national forest camping near me, heading to the Sierra National Forest will give you and the family one of the best vacations in the great outdoors you could hope for. When you stay in a Sierra National Forest camping cabin, you’ll be within easy reach of all the incredible areas of natural beauty that the national forest encompasses. Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Mount Whitney are all in the Sierra National Forest. Wildlife, rock climbing, hiking, and more will keep everyone busy for a truly memorable getaway in one of the USA’s most beautiful national forests.

A hiker admiring the view over the  Sierra National Forest

Visit the White River National Forest, one of the best national forests in Colorado

Colorado is home to 11 national forests, and one of our favorites is without a doubt, the White River National Forest. With eight wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet, and the incredible views that come with them, of all the state park campgrounds to stay in, luxury camping in the White River National Forest, Colorado, is the perfect way to enjoy some time away from the day-to-day with family and friends. With the White River National Forest trails leading you through woodland and mountains, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some hiking and mountain biking during your vacations in the forest.

A view over the White River National Forest

Spend International Day of Forests, 2021, exploring the Dixie National Forest

Spanning 170 miles across the south of Utah, the Dixie National Forest is often overlooked since it’s close to other areas of interest and natural beauty, such as Zion National Park and the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. However, Utah is also home to the stunning Dixie National Forest. Hiking through spectacularly colored canyons, including the Red Canyon, as well as Navajo Lake, and nd the scenic Boulder Road on Boulder Mountain are just some of the things to do in Dixie National Forest, Utah, making it one of our favorite national forests. A stay in one of our unique Dixie rentals will only enhance your stay while you’re enjoying some Dixie National Forest camping for a spring getaway.

Starry night sky over the Dixie National Forest

Explore ‘sky islands’ in the Cibola National Forest

OK, so Cibola National Forest doesn’t have literal sky islands, but what it does boast is 1.6 million acres across central and northern New Mexico of elevated rock formations and mountain ranges surrounded by grasslands. With a number of incredible things to do in Cibola National Forest, trails that lead you to the top of stunning areas such as the Sandia Peak Tramway, you can look forward to seeing some stunning vistas of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley. Make the most of your stay in New Mexico with a stay in one of our incredible Cibola National Forest camping cabins or yurts.

A view of Albuquerque from the Cibola National Forest

National forests bigger than states? Only in Alaska

Yes, you read that right! The Tongass National Forest is 16.5 million acres, and as such, it is more than half as big as the entire state of North Carolina and bigger than some other states in the USA. With areas such as the Herbert Glacier with the roughly five-mile Herbert Glacier Trail to enjoy, there are plenty of things to do in the Tongass National Forest. Set right on the Alaskan coastline, the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, is also close to the city of Juneau, and offers some wonderful places to stay near Tongass for anyone looking to escape into the wild for a memorable getaway exploring one of the US’ most incredible national forests to mark International Day of Forests, 2021.

The Herbert Glacier in Tongass, Alaska

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