1) Hiking Zion National Park, Utah
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2) Bicycling Glacier National Park, Montana
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You won't be cycling on an actual glacier, but that doesn't mean it's any less fun1 Imagine cycling down the road that hugs the cliff. Not only can you grab some fantastic Instagram pictures, but also nail down that first date. Adventure mixed with romance, can never go wrong.
3) Rafting the Gauley River, West Virginia
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4) Kayaking the Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
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This remarkably accessible wildness trip proves that kayaking isn't always an extreme activity. Just a few hours drive from Chicago and Minneapolis, you get a chance to explore caves and unique rock formations on Lake Superior. You can plan an entire weekend on this location and you'd still be left with some places yet to be explored. So, row row row your boat gently down the stream!
5) Hiking 2,160 mile on the Appalachian Trail, New Hampshire
6) Exploring Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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This dramatically beautiful place offers thrills not only for hikers but technical climbers alike. The 13,770 ft summit is one of the most iconic peaks in America. These giant peaks are right up there jetting into the clouds and summer thunderstorms aren't uncommon, so don't bring out your pointy umbrella when you pack.
7) Climbing Mount Rainier, Washington
8) Ride America's Highest and longest zip line at Hunter's Mountain
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Imagine zipping on a 3,200 foot cable which is 600 feet above Catskills valley at a highway speed limit. It'll be once in a lifetime experience, and we promise it won't be the last experience of your life as safety precautions are taken very seriously here. But if you're not the type of person who likes to hang out at a height of 600-700 ft you can always opt for traverse rope bridges and a rappel.
9) Jump out of a plane over a beach in Pismo, California
10) Waterfall Rappeling in White Mountains, N.H
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Yes, that's a thing too. There aren't many things that are more exhilarating than trying to rappel a mountain and then get constantly hit by a deluge of foamy spray. The procedure is simple. You take a short hike to the top of a 100 ft fall and then come rappelling down with lot of water hitting you. So don't forget to pack an extra pair of dry clothes!