9. Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Scenic byways are known for providing travelers with stunning views of natural riches and landscapes. The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway tops that by offering a plethora of recreational opportunities, as well. It runs more than 65 miles through central Oregon, taking visitors near majestic alpine lakes and volcanic scenery at the same time. Recreational activities include boating, hiking, camping and fishing and the area is ideal for those looking to reconnect with nature by means of getting up close and personal with it.