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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.

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.

Highland Scenic Highway

Highland Scenic Highway

The Highland Scenic Highway, co-signed as WV Route 150, is a 43-mile scenic byway that winds through the Allegheny Highlands and Plateau within the Monongahela National Forest in north-central West Virginia.

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...