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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 completed.

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.

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.

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 hiking trails, waterfalls, and vistas.