One of Ithaca, New York’s best-kept secrets, Ithaca Falls is one of the region’s most powerful waterfalls.
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 State Park’s namesake centerpiece is the roaring Taughannock Falls, which plunges 215-feet into a wandering canyon. Located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, the reserve offers year-round hiking and imposing, breathtaking scenes around every bend.
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.