A new study suggests the majority of Americans plan to get in touch with Mother Nature on their summer getaways this year.

The People who were surveyed said they feel their absolute best when surrounded by nature and more than six in 10 (62%) have daydreamed about getting outside this summer.

The survey also found that of 2,000 respondents, almost 3 in 4 Massachusetts (72%) plan on vacationing within the Bay State this summer. Moreover, the average respondent said they want to drive no more than 115 miles to get to their destinations and have an average of three road trips already planned out!

This summer, people want to drive to their nearest lake or river (51%) national monument (49%) or state park (47%?

At these locations, camping (41%), swimming (40%) and fishing (38%) are among the top summer activities planned. Another reason why folks will be coming to the Berkshires.

Having a sense of adventure is the most important thing for 67% of Americans. However, more than half (56%) said they will find this adventure without leaving their home state.

Conducted by OnePoll , the study found Americans want to drive no more than 115 miles to get to their destinations this summer and have an average of three road trips already planned out.

And for 63% of Americans, being outdoors is best done with friends and family. Almost as many (62%) say they prefer spending time in the great outdoors with their pets. And 59% rather enjoy nature in solitude.

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WHERE DO AMERICANS WANT TO GO THIS SUMMER?

Nearby lake/river
National monument
State park
National park
Campsites

WHAT DO AMERICANS WANT TO DO THIS SUMMER?

Camp
Swim
Fish
Hike
Rock climb

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