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Old 04-29-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Hello. I live in Anchorage, Alaska and I will be working up here in 2-3 month increments. I will be spending my off-work time traveling around the US for the next few years in a travel trailer. Any ideas on places I should not miss? I am mostly interested in the outdoors and especially fishing and great, scenic hiking. Places with less people and off the beaten path are much preferred. Thanks
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are good bets for outdoor activities. Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier National Parks not to be missed.

AZ has the Grand Canyon and Sedona, very beautiful places also if you like the desert, like me!

The Pacific Northwest beautiful place to visit in summer and fall, great hiking along the Columbia Gorge.
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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Shenandoah Nat'l Park/Appalachian Trail in western VA. Beautiful rolling hills, lush valleys, lots of trails and camping. Honestly, I think it's one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Northern Minnesota has some great outdoor activities as well. The Gunflint trail starts at Grand Marais (small town on lake superior) and runs through Superior National Forest. Here is a link http://www.gunflint-trail.com

There is also the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, which contains over a thousand lakes and streams. The different lakes can be accessed through the streams or short portages.

Here is a link for more info http://www.exploreminnesota.com/regions/ne/index.aspx
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Try the Oregon coast. there's lots of fishing in lakes and the ocean. There is camping but they camp grounds get filled up during summer.

The Oregon coast is a natural beauty. It's easy to find lonely beaches and small towns. The forests are plentiful and good for hiking.

It does not get hot but there's lots of rain during winter. The very best time to come is during fall before the November storms start coming in.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: IN
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Post Great Places to Visit

-I highly recommend the Pacific Coast Highway as it is extremely scenic!
-Glacier National Park in Montana is excellent!
-Make sure to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming!
-Be sure to check out the temperate rain forests in the Olympic National Forest in Washington state.
-For great scenery in the Midwest check out the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as well as the Porcupine Mountains.
-The Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota offers great boating and northwoods scenery.
-The Appalachian Mountains are great, especially in the fall.
-The Green and White Mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire offer wonderful views, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Bryce Canyon in Utah.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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Why come all the way to the states when canada has everything your wanting, there are lots of nice places up there.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:37 PM
 
Location: New York
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The best town I have been to in the United States is Saratoga Springs New York. The town is charming, historic and has the most sought after summer sports/nightlife scene in the country. The Saratoga Racecourse is clearly the most endearing sports facility in North America and houses the greatest game in the country. Outdoor activities in the pristine Adirondack mountains are nearby, and the culinary delights are world class. Saratoga Springs the best of the best.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I think you should go to western North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's most scenic drives. There are also LOTS of hiking trails and waterfalls in that area. Maggie Valley is good location to stay at.
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