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Old 07-16-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Hmm. I thought Oregon was stunning, particularly near Crater Lake, along Umpqua Hwy, and on the Oregon coast.

I also thought the area long I-82 just north of Yakima was spectacular in Washington, as well as the area along I-90 east of Seattle, a bit east of the Snoqualmie area.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Hmm. I thought Oregon was stunning, particularly near Crater Lake, along Umpqua Hwy, and on the Oregon coast.

I also thought the area long I-82 just north of Yakima was spectacular in Washington, as well as the area along I-90 east of Seattle, a bit east of the Snoqualmie area.
Crater Lake counts as a Cascade volcano, the Umpqua Hwy scenery is mostly waterfalls, from I remember though it is in a mountain valley. I-90 east of Seattle is a bit like the North Cascades but not quite as spectacular.

As for the OP, the Maine coast holds some attractions, though don't expect it to be like the Oregon Coast.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Back in Milwaukee
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In Northern Wisconsin the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is beautiful.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (U.S. National Park Service)
Apostle Islands Images by John and Ann Mahan


In Northern Minnesota Voyageurs National Park is very nice as well.



Voyageurs National Park - 3131 Highway 53 International Falls Minnesota 56649

Upper Michigan is very pretty as well. Anywhere along Lake Superior is very beautiful.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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^ That bottom pic is Glacier National Park in Montana
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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You can get that of course in Massachuestts, too. A trip up the Connectiut River Valley from town to town and some side trips into the hills (Shelburne Falls —*old town in a river valley with "bridge of flowers"). Check Mt. Sugarloaf for an overlook on the entire valley. Or maybe Skinner State Park and Mt. Tom.
Add NJ to the list of states with quaint town after quaint town.

The Atlantic Highlands region in NJ is nice, too, OP. Views of NYC, the Raritan/Sandy Hook Bay, and Sandy Hook itself, a national recreation area. It's pretty, one of the few higher areas along the immediate coastal East Coast. The Delaware Water Gap in NJ/PA is also beautiful for mountain/river scenery and activities. Visiting Cape May, NJ is also a must for a quaint, historic beach town (the whole town is a national historic landmark) for beautiful beachy/bayside scenery, a lot of parkland great for bird watching and fishing - if you care for that, I personally don't but all the greenery right beside the bay is nice, and one of the best collections of Victorian architecture in the country.
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^ That bottom pic is Glacier National Park in Montana
LOL. I was wondering. Nowhere in the eastern US looks like that.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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lol that's flattering, but here is what Voyageurs really looks like: http://www.nationalparkguides.com/im...nal-park-l.jpg

Elsewhere in Minnesota (Northwoods/North Shore):
http://www.superiortrails.com/roscoe...alls-005-L.jpg
http://www.lakeshoredreams.com/image...Lighthouse.jpg
http://www.caribouhighlands.com/asse...fallcolors.jpg

The Driftless in the 4-state area of MN-IA-IL-WI:
http://www.tu.org/sites/default/file...?itok=oFwckifE
http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthono...ensBluffs1.jpg
http://freewisconsinblog.com/wp-cont...poo-valley.jpg
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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If I were you, coming from a mountainous region, I would want to see something different. My "must see" list of places you can't find anywhere else would be:

1. Niagara Falls - The largest waterfall in North America. People come from around the world to see it.
2. The Great Lakes (any of them, doesn't really matter, they're all equally beautiful, though I'm partial to Erie)
3. The Mississippi River Valley - I'm partial to the areas in Iowa and Illinois. You'll be in the driftless region, the small area of the midwest that the Laurentian ice sheet didn't flatten like a pancake during the last ice age, and it's god lovely rolling hills and bluffs overlooking the impressive river.
4. The Green Mountains in Vermont - just a beautiful, peaceful region of the country
5. The Maine Coast, and the Atlantic Ocean in general

Other notables:
-Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia - beautiful mountainous wilderness. Wild rhododendrons, as well as blueberries, blackberries, and huckleberries grow along the mountains and rivers there. One of my favorite backpacking places.
-Cuyahoga Valley National Park - interesting, historic, and very scenic national park between Cleveland and Akron. Runs along the old Ohio-Erie canal that was used back in the 1800s to transport goods. A scenic railroad operated by the park runs through it.
-Mt. Baldy or other sand dunes along the southern and eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Very cool, unique, and huge sand dunes that abut the great lake.
-The Adirondacks - beautiful mountainous region in upstate New York
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Upper Allegheny River in PA (North of Emlenton)
Parts of the Clarion River


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Old 07-16-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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