Places to see in the eastern US states

(Column 1 through Column 5 indicate columns of states from east to west)

Alabama (Column 3)
N Central – Cathedral Caverns SP, Newsome Sinks Karst Area, Shelta Cave
NE – Little River Canyon National Preserve (forested upland full of waterfalls, canyon rims, bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs.)
NW – Dismals Canyon
Central – Cheaha SP, Wetumpka Crater at Wetumpka

Arkansas (Column 5)
N Central -Mammoth Spring, Blanchard Springs Caverns SP
NE – Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center (Jonesboro)
NW – Buffalo National River (Hemmed-In Hollow Trail, Big Bluff Trail, Goat Trail, Indian RockHouse Shelter, Overlook Trail), Whittaker Point Trail, Hurricane Creek Wilderness Area (Sam’s Throne), Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area (Hawksbill Crag), Devils Den SP, Natural Bridge of Arkansas, Kings Bluff and Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area, White Rock Mountain
Central W – Garvan Woodland Gardens (Lake Hamilton), Hot Springs NP, Petit Jean SP
E Central – Mount Magazine
SW – Crater of Diamonds SP

Connecticut (Column 1)
NW – Cathedral Pines (old growth), Kent Falls SP
N Central – Talcott Mountain
Central – Dinosaur SP (Trackway)
S Central – Sleeping Giant SP, Yale Peabody Museum
SE – Chapman Falls
S – Thimble Islands (boat tour)

Delaware (Column 2)
N – Wilmington Blue Rocks (probably only for geologists)
E – Bethany Beach
SE – Cape Henlopen SP

Florida (Column 2)
NE – Castillo de San Marcos Nat Mon, Devil’s Millhopper Geological SP, Big Shoals SP, Silver Springs
N Central – Florida Caverns SP, Wakulla Springs
S – Dry Tortugas NP, Everglades NP, Biscayne NP (none accessible by car)

Georgia (Column 2)
NW – Cloudland Canyon SP, Stone Mountain, Amicalola Falls (tallest waterfall E of the Mississippi), Lula Falls, Lookout Mountain
NE – Marshall Forest, Tallulah Gorge SP, Brasstown Bald
SW – Providence Canyon
SE – Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Illinois (Column 4)
N – Matthiesen SP, Anderson Japanese Gardens
N Central – Starved Rock SP (Wildcat Canyon is nearby)
Central – Robert Allerton Park (Allerton Natural Area)
SW – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (world heritage site), Gateway Arch NP
S – Little Grand Canyon, Giant City SP, Ferne Clyffe SP, Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, Inspiration Point, Giant City SP, Pomona Natural Bridge

Indiana (Column 3)
N – Indiana Dunes NP, Seven Pillars
Central – McCormick’s Creek SP
Central W – Portland Arch Nature Preserve, Turkey Run SP, Shades SP (Devils Backbone), Williamsport Falls
S Central – Spring Mill SP, Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, Jug Rock Nature Preserve, Hemlock Cliffs
SE – Versailles SP, Clifty Falls SP, Marengo Cave, Wyandotte Caves, Falls of the Ohio SP
SW – Lost River

Iowa (Column 5)
NE -Effigy Mounds Nat Mon, Backbone SP, Pikes Peak SP, Dunnings Spring Park and Ice Cave, (Decorah)
Central – Ledges SP
Central E – Crystal Lake Cave, Maquoketa Caves
E – Wildcat Den State Park

Kentucky (Column 3)
N – Big Bone Lick State Park (fossils)
Central – Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Red River Gorge National Geological Area
Central W – Mammoth Cave NP, Mantle Rock Nature Preserve
SE – Lilley Cornett Woods (old growth), Pine Mountain State Resort Park
S Central – Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Big South Fork Scenic Area (Yahoo Arch, Yahoo Falls), Creelsboro Natural Arch, Pine Island Double Falls

Louisiana (Column 5)
NE – Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point
Central – Chicot SP

Maine (Column 1)
NW – Rangely Lake SP (see Height of Land), Mount Bigelow, Mount Blue SP, Tumbledown Mountain (near Weld), Daggett Rock (erratic), Grafton Notch SP
NE – Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, Quoddy Head SP, Machias Seal Island (Puffins)
N Central – Mount Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Baxter SP
Central – Gulf Hagas (and the Hermitage), Mount Kineo, Moxie Falls,
Central E – Acadia NP, Jasper Beach, Schoodic Peninsula, Deer Isle
Central W – Mount Blue SP
S – Desert of Maine
SE – Giants Stairs, Harpwell

Maryland (Column 2)
N – Sugarloaf Mountain
N Central – Catoctin Mountain Park (Cunningham Falls)
NE – Rocks SP (Kilgore Falls)
Central – Crystal Grottoes Caverns
E – Patapsco Valley SP (Cascade Falls)
West – Swallow Falls SP
SE – Calvert Cliffs SP
S – Potomac Falls and Billy Goat Trail

Massachusetts (Column 1)
NW – Cold River Virgin Forest (National Nature Landmark), Shelburne Falls
NW – Natural Bridge SP, Mt. Greylock Old Growth Spruce (Highest point in Mass.)
N Central – Royalston Falls, Spirit Falls
E – Boston Harbor State Park (Part of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area)
Central W – Chesterfield Gorge, Monument Mountain
S Central – Purgatory Chasm
SW – Bartholomew’s Cobble (National Nature Landmark), Bish Bash Falls SP, Race Brook Falls, Campbell Falls

Michigan (Column 3)
N near Canada – Isle Royal NP
NW upper peninsula – Keweenaw Peninsula, Brockway Mountain Drive,Porcupine Mountains, Lake of the Clouds
N upper peninsula – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Miners Falls, Kitch-iti-Kipi Spring, Tahquamenon Falls SP
NE lower peninsula – Presque Isle Park
NW Lower peninsula – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore
S Central – Fitzgerald Park (Grand Ledges)

Minnesota (Column 5)
N – near Canada – Voyaguers NP, Grand Portage SP (Pigeon River High Falls)
NE – Tettegouche SP, Gooseberry Falls, Artist’s Point, Devil’s Kettle, Palisade Head
N Central – Itasca SP, The Lost 40 (old growth E of Itasca)
E Central – St. Croix Dalles Potholes (Wisconsin-Minnesota border, near Taylors Falls)
SE (Minneapolis) -Minnehaha Falls
SE – Forestville/ Mystery Cave, Niagara Cave
SW – Blue Mounds SP

Mississippi (Column 4)
NE – Tishomingo SP
Central W – Mississippi Petrified Forest (Jackson), Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area (near Belzoni – old growth cypress)
S – Gulf Island National Seashore, Red Bluff
SW – Clark Creek Natural Area

Missouri (Column 5)
Central – Clifty Creek Natural Bridge, Bridal Cave, Ha Ha Tonka SP, Rock Bridge Memorial SP
Central E – Gateway Arch NP, Onondaga Cave SP, Devil’s Honeycomb, Meramec Caverns
SE – Elephant Rocks SP, Mina Sauk Falls
SW – Table Rock SP, Marvel Cave, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
S Central – Grand Gulf SP, Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, Rocky Falls, Blue Spring (near Eminence)

New Hampshire (Column 1)
Central – Franconia Notch SP, Lost River Gorge, Flume Gorge, Polar Caves Park, Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, The Basin
Central E – Mt Washington SP, Diana’s Baths, Arethusa Falls, Madison Boulder Natural Area, Cathedral Ledge, Jackson Falls, Crawford Notch SP
S – Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area (Rte 9, Chesterfield, N of Pisgah)

New Jersey (Column 2)
NE – Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (near NY City)
NE – Riker Hill Fossil Site (near NY City) (Dinosaur tracks), Palisades of the Hudson (across from Yonkers)
N Central – Tripod rock (Boonton)
NW – Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Buttermilk Falls SP, High Point

New York (Column 2)
N – Adirondack Mountains in Adirondack Park (W of Lake Champlin)
N – Ausable Chasm, High Falls Gorge (both privately owned)
NW – Wellesley Island SP
Central E – Island Spouter, Lake George (50 mi N of Albany), Cohoes Falls, Gilboa Fossil trees (50 mi sw of Albany)
Central – Chittenango Falls SP (near Syracuse)
Central W (Ithaca, Finger Lakes) – Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario, Casilla Gorge Trail, Taughannock Falls (215 feet tall), Robert H. Treman SP, Buttermilk Falls, Watkins Glen SP Preserve
W – Niagara Falls, Devils Hole SP, Letchworth SP (Grand Canyon of the East)
SW – Panama Rocks Scenic Park
SE – Catskill Mountains (Kaaterskill Falls and Overlook Mountain), Shawangunk Mountains (Lemon Squeeze Hike), Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Awosting Falls), Sam’s Point Preserve (Ellenville Fault Ice Caves), Harriman SP (30 miles north of New York City), Hither Hills SP (Long Island’s eastern tip), Dover Stove Church Cave

North Carolina (Column 2)
N Central – Pilot Mountain SP, Hanging Rock SP
NW – Grandfather Mountain SP, Lin Cove Viaduct
Central – Raven Rock SP
SW –Pisgah Forest (Mt Mitchell SP, Looking Glass Rock, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock)
SW – Great Smoky Mountains NP, South Mountains SP, Blueridge Parkway (Craggy Gardens)
SW – Linville Gorge Wilderness (Linville Gorge, Linville Falls)
SW (Saluda) – Big Bradley Falls,
SW – Gorges State Park (Whitewater Falls, Bearwallow Falls), Dupont State Recreational Forest (Triple Falls, High Falls), Chimney Rock SP (Hickory Nut Falls)
E – Cape Hatteras Nat Seashore, Cape Lookout

Ohio (Column 3)
N Central (near Cleveland) – Cuyahoga Valley NP (Ritchie Ledges, Brandywine Falls), Tinkers Creek Gorge
NE – Nelson Kennedy Ledges SP
Central – Hocking Hills SP, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Rockbridge State Nature Preserve (natural bridge, Ohio Caverns (Crystal King stalactite)
SW – Hueston Woods SP (Devonian fossils & virgin timber)
S – Great Serpent Mound National Historic Landmark (Peebles)

Pennsylvania (Column 2)
N Central – Pine Creek Gorge near Wellsboro (Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania), Loyalsock State Forest (many waterfalls)
NW – Cook Forest, Tionesta Scenic and Research Natural Areas, Marilla Reservoir (white pine trail SW of reservoir), State Game Lands # 44 (Devil’s Den – 41 deg 23 min 25 sec N, 78 deg 43 min 49 sec W, Umbrella Rock – 41 deg 22 min 57 sec N, 78 deg 43 min 01 sec W)
Central E – Rickets Glen SP (Oneida Falls, 21 falls), Nay Aug Park (Scranton), Archbald Pothole SP (near Scranton), Glen Onoko SP, Bushkill Falls, Seven Tubs Nature Area, Lehigh Gorge SP (Buttermilk Falls, Luke’s Falls)
Central W – McConnell’s Mill SP, Bilger’s Rocks (40 deg 59 min 36 sec N, 78 deg 35 min 35 sec W – Curwensville)
E – Mount Minsi
SE – Ringing Rocks of Upper Black Eddy- Bucks County; Pinnacle Overlook on Susquehanna River
SW – Ohiopyle SP (Falls, Youghiogheny River Gorge)

Rhode Island (Column 1)
Central – Goddard Park
SW – El Pond, Stepstone Falls, Ft Adams
S Central – Brenton Point SP
S – Newport Cliff Walk, Beavertail SP, Purgatory Chasm (Tuckerman Ave and Paradise Ave, Sacuest Bay, Middleton), Sacuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
S by Ferry – Block Island (Mohegan Bluffs)

South Carolina (Column 2)
NW – Caesars Head SP (Ravens Cliff Falls), Jocassee Gorges (Devil’s Fork SP), Jones Gap SP, Table Rock SP, Sumter National Forest (King Creek Falls, Yellow Branch Falls)
Central – Congaree NP
SE – Francis Beidler Forest

Tennessee (Column 3)
N Central – Big South National River and Recreation Area (Twin Arches, Slave Falls, Needlepoint Arch), Pickett CCC Memorial SP (Indian Rockhouse, Hazard Cave, Natural Bridge), Pogue Creek Canyon (Mesatop)
Central – Burgess Falls SP, Virgin Falls State Natural Area, Cumberland Caverns, Cumberland Trail SP, Cul-Car-Mac Falls
Central E – Great Smoky Mountains NP (Ramsey Cascades, Clingman’s Dome, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail)
S Central (Chattanooga) – Ruby Falls (inside cave), Lookout Mountain (Funicular Railway), Natural Bridge State Natural Area, Falls Creek Falls SP, The Sinks, Rock Island SP (Twin Falls, Great Falls)
SE – Tennessee River Gorge, Craighead Caverns (largest underground lake in the US), Cherohala Skyway

Vermont (Column 1)
N Central – Moss Glen Falls, Smugglers Notch SP, Mount Mansfield (take lift), Camel’s Hump (near Lake Champlin)
NE – Lake Willoughby Natural Area, Mount Pisgah
Central – Green Mountain National Forest (Thundering Brook Falls)
Central E – Quechee Gorge SP

Virginia (Column 2)
NE – Great Falls (near DC)
NW – Shenadoah NP, Luray Caverns, Grand Caverns, Skyline Caverns
Central W – Natural Bridge, Crabtree Falls (series of falls that fall 1,080 feet), Natural Chimneys Regional Park, McAfee’s Knob, Dragon’s Tooth, Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail, Sharp Top Mountain
W – Channels Natural Area Preserve, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park (Sand Cave, White Rocks), Devil’s Bathtub, Grayson Highlands SP
SW – Natural Tunnel SP (near Duffield), Breaks Interstate Park (Scenic river gorge on border with Kentucky)

West Virginia (Column 2)
N – Blackwater Falls SP (Davis – West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains), Lover’s Leap, Berkeley Springs SP
NE – Coopers Rock SP
Central E – Seneca Rocks, Dolly Sods Wilderness, Spruce Knob, Harpers Ferry (Jefferson Rock), Cass Scenic Railroad SP
SE – New River Gorge NP, Lost World Caverns, Organ Cave System, Beartown SP (unusual rock formations, overhanging cliffs, crevices), Pipestem Resort SP (tram)
S Central – Hawks Nest SP

Wisconsin (Column 4)
N – Copper Falls SP, Apostle Island National Lakeshore (need a boat)
NW – Pattison SP (Big Manitou Falls), Devil’s Punchbowl Preserve, Interstate SP (border of Minnesota, St. Croix Falls, WI), Peninsula SP, Cave Point County Park
Central – Roche-A-Cri Mound (44° 0’ 13.9” N, 89° 49’ 15.8” W)
SW – Cave of the Mounds, Pier County Park
S Central – Devils Lake SP (Baraboo Range, Ableman’s Gorge), Dells of the Wisconsin River (Gorge)
SE – High Cliff SP

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