ReDiscover the USA

Most recently added highlights:

Sept. 10, 2013,  Pikes Peak, Stockbridge, MA, Piney Woods,  Platte River, Great Western Valleys, Portsmouth, NH, Point Pelee, ONT.

Sept. 9, 2013, Atlantic Plain, and United States Geographic Regions in Texas

Sept. 4, 2013, 13 highlights of US geographic regions

  • In their best-selling book, "The Geography of North America," Hardwick, Shelly and Holtgrieve define 13 geographic regions of the United...

  • Situated along the Coastal Plain from Texas to Virginia, this region of hot summers and mild winters historically has...

  • Though no larger than Illinois, this region, which revolves around the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and...

  • In the Atlantic Periphery, the Appalachian Mountains descend into the sea and reemerge - beyond the borders of the...

  • Consisting of flat and rolling terrain, much of this region - which is the world's most productive agricultural area...

  • From Western Music in Texas to the Blues along the Mississippi River, and from Country Music in Nashville to...

  • One of the world's great semi-arid grasslands, the Great Plains form a 300 to 500 mile-wide arc from Alberta...

  • A part of Mexico until the mid-1800's, MexAmerica retains strong Mexican cultural influences. Native American cultures also influence this...

  • No other landform in North America has as much influence on which direction water flows than the 3,000 miles...

  • A high desert of broad plateaus, abrupt mountain ranges and few people, the Intermountain West is a land of...

  • The colliding Pacific and North American Plates, marked by the San Andreas Fault, created the highest and lowest points...

  • Glacier-clad mountains isolate this region of conifer forests, salmon runs and abundant water from the rest of North America....

  • Dipping as far south as Minnesota's border with Canada, this broad region is too far north for large-scale commercial...

  • Hawai'i, the 50th state to join the union, has two official languages; 'Ōlelo Hawai'i, spoken by perhaps 27,000 Native...

  • “Old as the hills” takes on new meaning in the Adirondack Mountains, which are made of rock that is more...

  • …if it were divided into two states of equal area, Texas would be our 3rd largest state, even if it...

  • Forming a 400 mile arc of continuous mountains that include Denali, North America’s highest point at 20,320 feet, the Alaska...

  • Depicting a farmer and his daughter standing in front of a house in Eldon, Iowa, Grant Wood’s 1930 painting “American...

  • Formed 300 million years ago, the Appalachian Mountains were as high as the Alps long before the Rockies started to...

  • Built-up by sediments washed down from mountains to the east, then eroded into the hills and valleys of today, the...

  • The Grand Canyon separates the “Arizona Strip" - shown in dark purple - from the rest of the state. Physically...

  • North America’s most widely distributed tree, the Aspen, often has 100’s of trunks connected to a single grove-sized organism which...

  • Valued for clear, dark skies and its location in the tropics, the Astronomy Precinct, with 12 telescopes, sits at 13,000...

  • Consisting of the Coastal Plain and Continental Shelf; the Atlantic Plain slopes so gently into the sea that in places...

  • An independent country in the (British) Commonwealth of Nations, The Bahamas, with 350,000 citizens, consist of 29 principal islands that...

  • Perhaps half of all African Americans have ancestors who entered the United States from slave ships at Sullivan’s Island in...

  • Six hundred animal and 1200 plant species dwell in Big Bend National Park where the Chisos Mountains have thrust themselves...

  • “The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile moving postcard that unfolds meadows, forests, and seemingly endless mountain views into one...

  • The state tree of Colorado and Utah, and a popular ornamental from coast to coast, the Blue Spruce naturally inhabits...

  • The term “Bluegrass” was derived from the name of one of the first ensembles to play in this style, the...