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Little Miami Scenic Trail

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Needing a destination for the first warm weekend in spring? Check out the Little Miami Scenic Trail, a 75-mile rail-to-trail that connects Newtown to Springfield, Ohio. The longest single trail in the Miami Valley and the fourth longest paved rail trail in the United States, the Little Miami connects to two state parks, John Bryan and Caesar Creek, the Glen Halen...

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Cass Scenic Railroad

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Cass Scenic Railroad is a West Virginia state park that offers excursion rides on steam-driven Shay locomotives to the top of mountains, tours of the restored company town of Cass and lodging at unique vacation cottages in the former residences. Other attractions include a diorama of the town of Cass at its peak, the local Last Run Restaurant, historical museum and...

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The Knobs

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The Knobs stretches for nearly 80 miles along the fringe of the Appalachian Mountains and represent some of the most diverse landscapes in Kentucky. Unbroken and unmolested, the Knobs consist of rounded, forested hills, conical in shape, many with overlooks of the surrounding valleys and farmlands. One of the best places to take in the Knobs is at Berea...

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Exploring Cumberland Falls

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Southern Kentucky has more waterfalls than any other region of the commonwealth, and the region near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin contains quite a few of them. The centerpiece, referred to as the “Niagara Falls” of the south, is the 60-foot high Cumberland Falls, where the Cumberland River crashes over amongst smooth boulders. The...

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Falls of Hills Creek

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The Falls of Hills Creek scenic area in the Monongahela National Forest deep within West Virginia is one of the state’s crown jewels. And it’s one of the hardest to photograph due to the water flow that can wane or gush seemingly on the hour. Three magnificent waterfalls are fed by Hills Creek and are accessible via a steep descent down via a 1.5-mile...

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