If you’re an outdoorsman who loves adventure and getting back to nature, there are a number of exciting locations waiting for you. Here are just 5 great getaways for the adventurous man.

1. Paddle the Grand Canyon.

Explore the wonders of the Grand Canyon while paddling down the Colorado River. This white-water rafting trip offers plenty of excitement and challenges for the outdoorsman. According to the National Parks Service, there are several different river adventures available, and permits for river trips lasting anywhere from half a day to nearly a full month.

2. Fishing in Haida Gwaii

If you want to explore a scenic fishing area that offers serenity and is not overrun by tourists, check out the opportunities in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Located just 1 hour and 45 minutes from Vancouver by plane, the fishing in Haida Gwaii offers excellent opportunities for King Salmon fishing trips as well as an abundance of Halibut, Ling Cod and Yellow Eye Rock Fish for the taking. Haida Gwaii was voted as one of the "Best Trips of 2015," by National Geographic.

3. Kayak with Blue Whales

Experience the thrill of Kayaking with Blue Whales off the coast of Mexico. Between January and April, schools of Blue Whales are found foraging near the Loreto Islands in the Sea of Cortez. Kayaking tours are offered each day for about five hours a day. The tours also include exploring the coves and snorkeling around the islands, but the real adventure is getting to see the largest animals in the world.

4. Horseback Riding on the Great Plains

When you’re ready to adventure to the Great Plains of Wyoming, why not take a horse? With one of the smallest populations in the United States, the State of Wyoming still has plenty of wide open spaces to enjoy. Experience nature the way it was during the days of the 19th century cowboys. Wyoming has thousands of miles of dedicated horseback riding trails, and there’s nothing quite like the connection between man and horse and nature anywhere else in the world.

5. Motorcycle Across Appalachia

The Appalachian mountains offer many exciting trails that you can enjoy by motorcycle. One of the best motorcycle routes runs 770 miles from Deal’s Gap, North Carolina to Front Royal, Virginia, right through the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. During the trip you will enjoy the scenic views of places like the Tennessee back country, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Shenandoah National Park. Take the trip during the Fall for an amazing adventure.

These are just some of the amazing adventures waiting for those who enjoy the outdoors. There are many more places to see and explore for those looking for a great adventure. Whether you enjoy water activities, motorcycle riding, horseback riding, nature hikes or any other outdoor activity, you’re sure to find an adventure that will provide an exciting getaway.