Dogwood Canyon Nature Park: Dozens of waterfalls, rock bluffs and streams teeming with brown and rainbow trout. Go fishing with your own gear or a rental, go out with a guide or sign up for a fly-casting clinic. Walk on paved paths, rent a bike or book a Segway tour. Go for a hike or pick out a friendly filly for a horseback ride. You can even join a cattle drive. If you want to leave the navigating to someone else, take a wildlife tour on a tram or a guided tour by Jeep.
First Beach is the easiest to get to and so can be crowded. Third Beach requires a 1.2-mile slog down a forested trail. But Second Beach is just right: a hike just long enough to discourage crowds, yet short enough to encourage all who want to see this beautiful beach.