Maybe it’s the serene visage from the ground below, or perhaps a primal yearning to climb to the top. Nonetheless, wherever mountains are, people will follow. And although some cities have managed to capitalize on a seemingly mountain-based tourism economy, other areas of the country have still remained small. Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is one such area.
America is full of small towns that get overlooked due to the fact that they are small or not considered major cities. However, there are a so many that offer unique sites and rich culture. Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a town that is home to many hidden gems that most people never knew. It is the quaint and historic town of Houghton, Michigan. Houghton was named after Douglass Houghton who was Michigan’s first appointed state geologist.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were created to provide a link between the Potomac River and the lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains, in the days when travel by water was faster than travel by land. In time, the canal was superseded by the railroad, canal towns that were not also on rail lines became somewhat frozen in time, and many have changed very little since that day.
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD, preserves the world in ways that most have forgotten. A visit there is a step back in history, and a step into a quieter world.
Watkins Glen State Park in New York began as a private park in 1863 and has been a state park since 1909. It is a place of scenic enchantment and outdoor enjoyment. We have some suggestions about how to best enjoy the park, letting gravity be your friend, as follows.
Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the hidden gems not only of New England but the entire country. Tucked away on Mount Desert Island, it’s incredibly beautiful and picturesque. If you love the ocean, nature, and the rocky shorelines of Maine, this is the spot to visit.
In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you need to know about any visit to Bar Harbor. So, if you’ve been planning to make a visit soon, keep reading!
While the east coast seems to have the corner of the market on quaint historic towns, those in the Pacific Northwest are home to a hidden small gem of their own. Jacksonville, Oregon, was originally a gold mining town back in the 1850’s. It then continued to gain prominence until the railroad pushed many to leave. However, much of the city is preserved as a National Historic Landmark. And this is a convenient location for those seeking a quiet adventure.
New York City, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps. It’s one of the most famous cities in the world for its endless entertainment, shows, sports, business, fashion, cuisine, and so much more. When most visitors travel to New York City, there are many popular attractions they will visit; the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Broadway and so much more. However, there’s way more to New York City than all of the popular attractions. For example, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
The Magic Valley city of Twin Falls, Idaho has it all and awaits your eager discovery. Twin Falls began as a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek and has grown to a metropolis of 44,000. The city’s setting along the Snake River Canyon is impressively picturesque. Surrounded by unique natural and manmade features, Twin Falls is a happy place to visit.
So many celebrities and it’s so hard to meet them! And what about those historic personalities that you didn’t get a chance to meet in life? Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley or the talented Marilyn Monroe. Thankfully, Wax Museums exist so you can meet and take as many pictures as you want with the wax version of your favorite idols.