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Old 07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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What do you think is overall the most scenic state that touches the Atlantic Ocean (we can also count VT and WV in this)? Either in terms of scenic diversity or exceptional individual features.

Overall, I would give the nod to New York State with New Hampshire a close second. New York has the barrier island beaches along long island, the hudson valley, great lakes, high mountains including a few that reach above timberline, and obviously world class urban scenery and skyline in the NYC area.

New Hampshire has a short but rugged seacoast, many beautiful hamlets and villages, and I think that the Whites are by far the most impressive mountain range in the east.

Your thoughts?
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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What about the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia? Maryland too.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Maine, NH, Vermont
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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I think that the southern state with the strongest case would be North Carolina-it has the smokies and beautiful mountains in general in the west (like Virginia's only more dramatic and lush). North Carolina is also far enough north to have four seasons, especially in the higher elevations. With this comes some very nice fall color.

The outer banks are probably the most interesting barrier island complex on the east coast: everything from the huge dunes at Kitty Hawk to the warmth and isolation of Ocracoke. That said, I don't feel that the large interior of the state stacks up to its eastern and western ends for scenic interest.

Florida is also an interesting case: the Everglades is a world-class ecosystem and the keys are unique in the continental US. That said, I don't feel that overall the state is as scenic as NC, let alone NY.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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NY is pretty incredible.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NY, NY
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IMO, NY, VA, and NC are the prettiest East Coast states with WV and VT close behind. The ugliest has to be Jersey (sorry!).
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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At least Jersey has High Point and the Delaware water gap. Least scenic eastern state is probably Delaware in my opinion. Never been to Rhode Island so I can't comment on that one, but I've heard that the coastline there is pretty charming and the architecture is good.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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At least Jersey has High Point and the Delaware water gap. Least scenic eastern state is probably Delaware in my opinion.
We all have our opinions. Although Maine is my favorite, but I find Delaware is beautiful. If this is the least scenic state on the east coast, then you support my opinion that this region is outstanding when it comes to beauty:


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Old 07-08-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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What do you think is overall the most scenic state that touches the Atlantic Ocean (we can also count VT and WV in this)? Either in terms of scenic diversity or exceptional individual features.

Overall, I would give the nod to New York State with New Hampshire a close second. New York has the barrier island beaches along long island, the hudson valley, great lakes, high mountains including a few that reach above timberline, and obviously world class urban scenery and skyline in the NYC area.

New Hampshire has a short but rugged seacoast, many beautiful hamlets and villages, and I think that the Whites are by far the most impressive mountain range in the east.

Your thoughts?
Why would you count WV but not PA? PA basically touches the Delaware Bay kinda lol
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: New York
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New York
Maine
Vermont
Pennsylvania
New Hampshire
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