7 Natural Wonders of North America
North America is a continent housed entirely within the northern Hemisphere with an area that stretches 9,540,000 square miles (24,709,000 sq. km) accounting for approximately 16.5% of the world’s land area. North America is probably the wealthiest continent when it comes to experiencing natural wonders. The Cave of Crystals, Everglades, Crater Lake and Canyonlands are just some of nature attractions that are arguably viable candidates as wonders of nature, but not on the list.
The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and serves as the Ambassador to the wonders of North America.
Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy, also known as Fundy Bay, is located within the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada with a brief area connected to the state of Maine.
Denali is also officially known as Mount McKinley, and it is affectionately known as “The Great One.”. It reaches a height of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) making it the highest point in North America.
Although one source, Niagara Falls is comprised of three separate and distinct falls, which include: Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border and the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls located on the American side of the border.
The Redwoods is a shared natural wonder between the coastal redwoods of Redwoods National Park and the Sequoias of Sequoia National Park. Collectively, they represent the tallest and largest trees in the world.
Sistema Sac Actun
Sistema Sac Actun, often shorted to Sac Actun, is an underwater cave system located near the Caribbean as part of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is the largest underwater cave system in the world.
Yellowstone was the first national park established in the world back on March 1, 1872 encompassing an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 sq. km). The park is comprised of canyons, lakes, rivers, mountains and of course wildlife.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park encompasses an area of 1,168,681 square miles (3,026 sq. km) of wilderness that includes waterfalls, sequoia trees, granite monoliths, glaciers, lakes, rivers, and more with 95% of the park designated as wilderness. It is a natural wonder itself.