So you just landed in a wonderful new location and spring is about to be SPRUNG.
Whether you’re a serious hiker or biker, or you’re just out for a casual stroll, you want to get outdoors and take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding your latest Travel Nursing location. But as someone who’s unfamiliar with the area, it can be challenging to know where to find the best locales and opportunities that fall in line with your specific preferences.
With that in mind, here are a few resources that will help you find hiking and biking trails near your Travel Nurse assignment:
In my opinion, this is one of the best resources for Travelers looking to find hiking and biking trails near them. All Trails’ website has great search functions that let you narrow in on exactly what you want to find. It breaks trails down into hiking, biking, and running, and also includes helpful user photos and reviews as well as info on how pet friendly a particular trail is. This site also offers the 411 on local networking events, which is perfect for Travel Nurses looking to find new friends through organized events! You can also keep a Trail Journal here, which lets you save trails you’ve completed and the trails you hope to do in the future.
This is a great guide to national trails, with a state by state breakdown. American Trails also provides other helpful regional links and information related to outdoors activities of all kinds by state and area. The site also boasts an outdoors advocacy bent and is full of resources on trail design and guidelines, to help pave (or un-pave?) the way for future trails and greenways.
Are you traveling with your furry best friend? Bring Fido is a great resource for finding pet-friendly trails near your assignment. This site also helps you find pet friendly accommodations, travel options, events, restaurants, and more, as well as a handy guide to pet services wherever in the world you are.
I hope these resources will help you find hiking and biking trails near your Travel Nurse assignment. Happy spring to all!