From glacial peaked mountains to rocky deserts, North America is host to a vast array of amazing nature locations. And there really is no better time to get out and explore them than in summer!
Whether you’re looking for an action-packed trip away or you’re thinking about escaping to a cosy little cabin and hot tub retreat, we’re here at Moda to lend you a helping hand. We’re talking through four of the most stunning, nature-filled getaways, alongside what you should wear for your summer weekend away.
Shenandoah National Park
Situated 75 miles from Washington D.C, Shenandoah National Park is the perfect place to escape to in the hot summer months. And not just for the stunning views – Shenandoah can become up to 10 degrees cooler than down in the valley, making it ideal for cooling off from the heat.
Shenandoah is a fantastic location for nature-filled trails and hikes. Boasting tumbling waterfalls and vast jaw-dropping woodland, Shenandoah National Park guarantees to be a trip to remember.
Glacier National Park
Based in the Rocky Mountains and spanning across the Canadian border, the Glacier National Park (as the name implies!) boasts an absolutely breathtaking range of glacial peaks.
Treat yourself to a weekend stay in a nearby lodge, and experience the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings while bearing witness to some of the most beautiful scenes across Montana. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, head out for a hike amongst the peaks.
The Grand Canyon
It just wouldn’t be a nature post without a mention of the Grand Canyon! Constantly rated as the number 1 best adventure destination in the States, the Grand Canyon is jam-packed full of things to do and see.
Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks whitewater rafting down the Colorado River, while nature lovers can hike around the Canyon itself, taking in the breathtaking views.
Angels Landing – Zion National Park
Utah’s Zion National Park is famous all around the world for the beauty it boasts. Angel’s Landing, specifically, refers to a 1,488ft tall rock formation, offering a 5-mile round hike packed full of stunning birds-eye views of the Zion National Park.
Aside from the stunning sandstone cliffs, you can also explore the Virgin River, which flows into the equally picturesque Emerald Pools – the perfect spot for a summer afternoon picnic.
The footwear to wear
Knowing what exactly to wear during a nature or hiking packed trip away can be difficult. Of course, comfort is the key thing to consider. You want to be comfortable throughout your trip, so stick to light layers and breathable fabrics – vests and leggings are ideal!
When it comes to your footwear, again, keep comfort and practicality at the forefront of your mind. For any of the more serious hikes, walking boots or shoes are essential. Otherwise, for more casual exploring, keep it comfortable yet stylish in a pair of women’s casual shoes or sneakers. A simple, sporty style is ideal for bringing a sports luxe edge to your outdoor look while ensuring your feet don’t hurt a mile or two in!
Wherever you’re heading out to explore this summer, do it in style with the collection of women’s footwear at Moda in Pelle. Explore the full women’s shoes and women’s sandals collections to discover your new summertime go-to’s.