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

  • Not part of the Berkshire Hills with which it is often associated, Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts, is...

  • Capped with enough snow and ice to nearly fill Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, 14,411 foot Mount Rainier is visible over an...

  • The highest point for 700 miles in every direction, the 6288 foot summit of Mount Washington experiences hurricane force winds...

  • 4,000 foot cliffs rise out of the Pacific Ocean at Na Pali State Park, a slice of tropical paradise where...

  • The French term for Green Mountains is the origin of the name “Vermont.”

  • There is much more to Nashville than music. The “Athens of the South” is also home to Vanderbilt University, Tennessee...

  • A great way to hear the poetic sounds of the many Native American languages is in music, like this beautiful...

  • The land has cracked and tilted in Nevada to fill the horizontal space created by the region’s expanding crust, building...

  • Favored as a Christmas tree, the Noble fir grows naturally at middle to high elevations in the Pacific States, including...

  • The terrain is so steep in North Cascades National Park that in places it seems you can almost reach across...

  • Dating to a period when central North America was underwater, the fossils at Dinosaur National Monument are older than the...

  • Established around 1,100, Old Oraibi, one of thirteen Hopi pueblos, may be the oldest town in the United States. Visitors...

  • Preserved in one of the two national parks that are clearly visible from Seattle, the Olympic Mountains support the southernmost...

  • This comparison shows that both St Louis and the appearance of maps have changed since the days of Lewis and...

  • The Owens River feeds the Los Angeles Aqueduct, leaving the Owens Valley, which at 10,000 feet deep is one of...

  • The expansive view from the summit of Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain,” elevation 14,110’, is said to have inspired Katharine Lee...

  • The Piney Woods support classic Southern flora like magnolia, sweetgum, black tupelo, Yaupon holly, bald cypress, wisteria and Spanish moss;...

  • Just east of North Platte (city), the South and North Platte Rivers join to form the Platte, which drops approximately...

  • Point Pelee, the southernmost point of mainland Canada, and an important rest stop for migrating birds, is farther south than...

  • Famous for the White Mountains, New Hampshire also has 18 miles of seacoast where a prosperous shipping industry allowed construction...

  • In a system promoted by Thomas Jefferson as a way to inventory public land, much of the US is divided...

  • The Boston Symphony has a summer home, singer James Taylor got on the turnpike, and Alice’s Restaurant (remember Alice?) served...

  • …a continuous wilderness trail that goes from Mexico to just beyond the Canadian border along the crest of nine mountain...

  • The collision of cool air descending from the northern interior with warm, moist air sweeping up from waters to the...

  • A noted observer of American culture and politics, Alex de Tocqueville, a young man from Paris, spent 2 years in...

  • Of the thirteen Untied States geographic regions described by Hardwich, et al, five converge in the Lone Star State.

  • Below is John Muir's description of his first view looking down on Yosemite Valley"The noble walls—sculptured into (an) endless variety...