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Old 06-22-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Does New England have nice scenery? or is it flat and boring?
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Does New England have nice scenery? or is it flat and boring?
New England contains some of the most dramatic and rugged Appalachian mountains in the the range. Most of New England is mountainous and/or hilly.

Outside of those areas you get some nice farmland/urban skylines and of course the maritime areas are breath-taking if you love the ocean.

New England is extremely beautiful and in its beauty extremely unsung.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Not flat and boring at all!
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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Does New England have nice scenery? or is it flat and boring?
It is completely dependent on what you are used to. If you are from the South, the Midwest or the East of the US it is more dramatic. If you are from the West it might seem flat. For me personally, I find New England to be relatively boring in the scenery department, but I tend to prefer dramatic scenery to more picturesque scenery.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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It is completely dependent on what you are used to. If you are from the South, the Midwest or the East of the US it is more dramatic. If you are from the West it might seem flat. For me personally, I find New England to be relatively boring in the scenery department, but I tend to prefer dramatic scenery to more picturesque scenery.
Regardless of whether or not you are from the western US/Canada if you think the Appalachians are flat there is something enormously wrong with your perceptive abilities.

Less dramatic than the west? Certainly (PARTS of the west). Flat? Not at all.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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Regardless of whether or not you are from the western US/Canada if you think the Appalachians are flat there is something enormously wrong with your perceptive abilities.

Less dramatic than the west? Certainly (PARTS of the west). Flat? Not at all.
Every single state in the West has a higher elevation span that every state in New England. The state with the least elevation span in the West is New Mexico (10,323 ft), the state with the most elevation in New England is New Hamshire (6,288 ft). Therefore, it wouldn't be unreasonable at all to call New England flat compared to the West. In addition to this, the mountains in New England are generally older, therefore they are more rounded and less dramatic.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:38 PM
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Location: Boston
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Every single state in the West has a higher elevation span that every state in New England. The state with the least elevation span in the West is New Mexico (10,323 ft), the state with the most elevation in New England is New Hamshire (6,288 ft). Therefore, it wouldn't be unreasonable at all to call New England flat compared to the West. In addition to this, the mountains in New England are generally older, therefore they are more rounded and less dramatic.
Be that as it may, "flat" and "boring" are not always synonymous, especially when you take New England's fall foliage into account!

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Old 06-23-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Every single state in the West has a higher elevation span that every state in New England. The state with the least elevation span in the West is New Mexico (10,323 ft), the state with the most elevation in New England is New Hamshire (6,288 ft). Therefore, it wouldn't be unreasonable at all to call New England flat compared to the West. In addition to this, the mountains in New England are generally older, therefore they are more rounded and less dramatic.
Jump off any of those "flat" well rounded mountains and see what happens!

No seriously, someone from where the mountains are say 20,000 feet like Tibet, can look at 10,000 feet mountains in the western United States and say "that is flat"! New Mexico is flat! And you would realize how silly that it is.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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Be that as it may, "flat" and "boring" are not always synonymous, especially when you take New England's fall foliage into account!


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That is true. Good point.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New England
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Every single state in the West has a higher elevation span that every state in New England. The state with the least elevation span in the West is New Mexico (10,323 ft), the state with the most elevation in New England is New Hamshire (6,288 ft). Therefore, it wouldn't be unreasonable at all to call New England flat compared to the West. In addition to this, the mountains in New England are generally older, therefore they are more rounded and less dramatic.
Yes, it would. Because it's not flat.

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