June 12, 2024

Top Places to Get Outdoors on Travel Assignments

June is Great Outdoors Month, a perfect time to embrace nature, explore new trails, and revel in the beauty of the wilderness. Whether you enjoy hiking, camping, or other outdoor recreational activities or just want to spend time exploring the natural beauty of the U.S., here are the top places to get outside on your healthcare travel adventures.

Massachusetts: Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Cod National Seashore is a pristine stretch of beach, salt marshes, and uplands along the eastern edge of Cape Cod. With 40 miles of sandy beaches, picturesque lighthouses, and diverse wildlife, it offers a range of activities for healthcare travelers to enjoy, from swimming and hiking to bird-watching and biking. The trails through the dunes and coastal forests are particularly stunning in June.

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Tennessee: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina and is renowned for its mist-covered mountains, rich biodiversity, and historical significance. The park offers over 800 miles of trails for healthcare travelers to enjoy, including a segment of the Appalachian Trail. Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee, provides panoramic views and is a must-visit in June.

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South Dakota: Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park features dramatic landscapes with rugged peaks, deep gorges, and vast prairies. The park’s mixed-grass prairie is home to bison, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs. The best way to explore is by hiking one of the park’s numerous trails or driving the Badlands Loop Road for breathtaking views.

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Illinois: Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park, located along the Illinois River, is known for its impressive sandstone canyons, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks. With 13 miles of well-marked trails, travel nurses and healthcare travelers can explore the park’s natural beauty. The waterfalls are particularly picturesque in early summer, making it a perfect spot to spend a day off from your busy healthcare assignments.

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Oregon: Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, home to the deepest lake in the United States, is renowned for its deep blue waters and surrounding cliffs. The Rim Drive offers spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding volcanic landscape. The park also offers excellent hiking, with trails like Garfield Peak providing stunning panoramic views.

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Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a crown jewel of Colorado’s natural landscapes, featuring rugged mountains, alpine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Trail Ridge Road offers stunning vistas as it winds through the park’s diverse ecosystems. In June, hiking trails like Bear Lake and the challenging Longs Peak trail are popular with adventurers.

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New York: Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park, the largest protected area in the contiguous United States, offers vast wilderness with over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, countless lakes, and pristine forests. Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York, provides stunning views that are well worth the challenging hike. The park’s waterways are perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, a must-do for healthcare travelers on assignment in New York.

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Washington: Mount Rainier National Park

Washington is a beloved travel assignment destination for many healthcare travelers, offering a plethora of outdoor activities and sights to see. Mount Rainier National Park, dominated by the iconic Mount Rainier, offers breathtaking vistas, wildflower meadows, and ancient forests. The Paradise area, known for its stunning views and hiking trails, is spectacular in June. For travel nurses looking for a more challenging adventure, the Wonderland Trail circumnavigates the entire mountain.

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Montana: Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is a natural wonderland of rugged mountains, glacial lakes, and dense forests. The Going-to-the-Sun Road offers one of the most scenic drives in the country, with breathtaking views around every turn. Hiking trails like the Highline Trail and Grinnell Glacier Trail provide opportunities for healthcare travelers to see wildlife and stunning vistas.

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Healthcare Traveler’s Favorite Outdoor Spots

Want even more inspiration to get outside on your healthcare travels? We asked travelers to share their favorite places. Check out our Instagram post below to see some of the places they shared with us.

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From Cape Cod’s coastal beauty to the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Great Outdoors Month is the perfect time to explore each state’s natural wonders. Each location offers unique natural beauty and a variety of outdoor activities, making them ideal for exploring on your travel nurse and healthcare travel assignments.

Plus, when you travel with TNAA, you’re traveling with an agency that has your back every step of the way. Housing, credentialing, benefits, sick leave – we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is pack your bags and decide where you’re going.

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