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Old 03-30-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: FL
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This may seem like an odd question. I LOVE California - I love the fact that there is beach/coastline, woodsy areas (rivers, streams, woods), mountains and hiking all in one state and often all in one area. Is there a state like this or at least similar on the east coast? I'm thinking for example, are either of the Carolinas like this? I dont want an answer too far north as part of my question involves weather and staying outside of typical winter conditions. I am wondering if a place exists that is charming, and where there are woods, hiking, LOTS of outdoor things to do, but also near the coast where the beaches are warm in the summer. I simply love the diversity of the landscape of Cali and all the different tyoes of "nature" it presents as a nature lover. Right now I live in S FL and i do love the outdoors here, big blue skies, tons of palms and greenery and of course the magestic coast and its warm beaches. I love it, but I also want woods and log cabin type environment, hiking, climbing. That is not an option in this flat state.

Anyhow have any experience or knowledge about any coastal states that are the most like Cali in the ways I have described above? Thanks for your replies.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Well, I know Maryland has the nickname of America in Miniature and has a lot of distinct physical geographical regions in short distance of one another.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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North Carolina, Virginia have some similar aspects
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Orlando - South
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This may seem like an odd question. I LOVE California - I love the fact that there is beach/coastline, woodsy areas (rivers, streams, woods), mountains and hiking all in one state and often all in one area. Is there a state like this or at least similar on the east coast? I'm thinking for example, are either of the Carolinas like this? I dont want an answer too far north as part of my question involves weather and staying outside of typical winter conditions. I am wondering if a place exists that is charming, and where there are woods, hiking, LOTS of outdoor things to do, but also near the coast where the beaches are warm in the summer. I simply love the diversity of the landscape of Cali and all the different tyoes of "nature" it presents as a nature lover. Right now I live in S FL and i do love the outdoors here, big blue skies, tons of palms and greenery and of course the magestic coast and its warm beaches. I love it, but I also want woods and log cabin type environment, hiking, climbing. That is not an option in this flat state.

Anyhow have any experience or knowledge about any coastal states that are the most like Cali in the ways I have described above? Thanks for your replies.
Though its not mountains, believe it or not this is in FL, and its not North Fl either:



Can't really climb anywhere in FL though. Just pointing out that its not all flat.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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It's not East Coast, but I believe Illinois' state government is bankrupt too.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: FL
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Wow actually reminds me of Gainesville. Very pretty, but still not quite the mountains/hiking type setting. Nice pic.

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Though its not mountains, believe it or not this is in FL, and its not North Fl either:



Can't really climb anywhere in FL though. Just pointing out that its not all flat.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: FL
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HAR HAR!


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It's not East Coast, but I believe Illinois' state government is bankrupt too.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Unfortunately for you I would say that New York and New England fit the bill best. North Carolina and Virginia would be contenders but there is a vast coastal plain between the coast and the mountains (which are pretty cold and snowy in winter as well).
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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New Jersey might fit if you're willing to be open. Seems to have a bit of everything.

But life's to short for compromises, head west!
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Unfortunately for you I would say that New York and New England fit the bill best. North Carolina and Virginia would be contenders but there is a vast coastal plain between the coast and the mountains (which are pretty cold and snowy in winter as well).
Grew up in upstate NY. Now live in CA. The majority of New York is NOTHING like california.
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