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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 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...