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Northern California West Coast

Northern California West Coast

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The region’s Northern California West Coast stretches from San Francisco Bay northwards to Humboldt Bay and re to the combine of Oregon. The coastline is often inaccessible, and includes rocky cliffs and hills, streams and tide pools. The coastline from Centerville Beach oppressive Ferndale to the mouth of the Klamath River is mostly beach accessible […]

Oregon West Coast

Oregon West Coast

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The Oregon West Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It runs generally north–south along the Pacific Ocean, forming the western border of the state; the region is bounded to the east by the Oregon Coast Range. The Oregon Coast stretches approximately 363 miles (584 km) from the Columbia River in the north […]

Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument

Mount St Helens – National Volcanic Monument

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Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument is a U.S. National Monument that includes the area around Mount St. Helens in Washington. It was established on August 27, 1982 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan following the 1980 eruption. The 110,000 acre (445 km2) National Volcanic Monument was set-aside for research, recreation, and education. Inside the Monument, the […]

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden, Spring

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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2014, more than one million people visited the Garden’s 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres […]

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee Wisconsin

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Boerner Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located on the grounds of Whitnall Park in the village of Hales Corners, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The gardens are named for Alfred Boerner, who designed the original five formal gardens. The Annual, Perennial, Rock, Rose and Peony Gardens were constructed in the 1930s. Later additions included trial, herb, lily […]

Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park – Michigan

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Silver Lake State Park is an almost 3,000-acre park in Oceana County along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. The dune ridges and valleys are mostly windblown sand and lack trees, scrub brush and dune grass. The dune area is sometimes compared to a desert. Silver Lake […]

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains: Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Blueridge Parkway

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Great Smoky Mountains – Tail of the Dragon The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name […]