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North Shore Tunnel

North Shore Road Tunnel

The North Shore Road Tunnel is a never-used automobile tunnel that was a part of the once-proposed two-lane scenic byway along the north shore of Fontana Lake at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains west of Bryson City, North Carolina. Only portions of the 34.3-mile route were...

Hawk's Nest

Hawks Nest State Park

Hawks Nest State Park, located along the rim of the New River Gorge in central West Virginia, features breathtaking overlooks, strenuous hiking trails, an aerial tramway, jet boat rides, and a lodge with spectacular views. The park also offers a museum and a rail-to-trail.

Meadow Fork Falls

Meadow Fork Falls

Meadow Fork Falls is located along Meadow Fork within the New River Gorge National River in south-central West Virginia.

Big Muskie

Big Muskie

The Big Muskie is a former dragline excavator for the Central Ohio Coal Company near Cumberland, Ohio. All that remains of what was one of the world’s largest earth-moving machines is the bucket, now part of a park on reclaimed strip mine lands.

Big Ditch Lake

Big Ditch Lake

Big Ditch Lake is the centerpiece of the Big Ditch Lake Wildlife Management Area near Cowen, West Virginia.

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls State Park

Taughannock Falls State Park, just north of Ithaca, New York, features the raging 215-foot-high Taughannock Falls at its centerpiece, year-round hiking trails, and imposing views of a meandering canyon.

New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge

New River, the centerpiece of New River Gorge National River in south-central West Virginia, is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The rugged, whitewater river pounds through a 53-mile deep canyon, surrounded by 70,000 acres of ghost towns, vestiges of an industrial past, strenuous...

Dolly Sods

Dolly Sods Wilderness

Dolly Sods is a breathtaking wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest along the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. The area is best known for being the highest elevation plateau east of the Mississippi River, its outstanding views along the Allegheny Front, wind-stunted...

Holly River State Park

Holly River State Park

Holly River State Park in the Mountain Lakes region of central West Virginia is surrounded by towering mountains and pristine streams and is known for its wide range of flora, ferns, wildflowers, and waterfalls.

Twin Falls State Park

Twin Falls

Twin Falls State Park in southern West Virginia contains 25 miles of hiking trails to two seasonal waterfalls and many magnificent overlooks, a pioneer farm, and a rugged golf course.

Camp Creek State Forest

Camp Creek

Camp Creek State Forest in southern West Virginia contains 6,000 acres of untouched mountain forest, seven miles of trout streams, and two small waterfalls.

Fitchburg Furnace

Fitchburg Furnace

Fitchburg Furnace, also known as the Red River Furnace, is a former charcoal blast furnace turned historic site in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.