Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep patterns.
But camping isn’t just a prescription for dealing with urban angst and anxiety. It’s also a joy in its own right—an excuse to go to bed early, stare at the stars and get your hands dirty eating gooey s’mores roasted over an open flame.
If you’re looking for a reason to dust off your headlamp or fire up the RV, every single state in the U.S. boasts remarkable landscapes where you can bunk for the night.
From remote beaches accessible only by boat to rugged canyons best explored by canoe, these are the best places to camp in every single state.
Summer camp grows up at this intimate Adirondacks retreat where guests glamp in cozy canvas cabins and eat communal meals cooked in the outdoor kitchen. Borrow a kayak, canoe or mountain bike free of charge, or hit the trail to 250-foot OK Slip Falls or the Snowy Mountain fire tower for magnificent views of the surrounding hills.