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Hidden Treasures: Public Forests

Yellow Branch Falls

Here, we outline a multitude of gorgeous spots off the beaten path in our national forests.

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Hidden Treasures #6: Georgia

raven cliff falls

Raven Cliff Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest.

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Historical Hidden Treasures of North Carolina

By Rachel Ellen Simon Junaluska Memorial Site, Museum, and Medicine Trail Cherokee warrior Junaluska was among the thousands of Native Americans that were forcibly relocated via the Trail of Tears in the 1830s. Unlike most, however, Junaluska was eventually able

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Historical Hidden Treasures of Virginia

By Rachel Ellen Simon Hidden Treasures RELATED STORIES North Carolina Virginia Tennessee West Virginia Kentucky Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine Most may know it as the title of a lullaby, but “Baby Mine” is also the name of the first mine

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Historical Hidden Treasures of Tennessee

By Rachel Ellen Simon Lost Sea / Craighead Caverns Sweetwater, Tennessee is home to the largest underground lake in America. Spanning over 4.5 acres, the Lost Sea lies hundreds of feet beneath a mountain within the Craighead Caverns cave system.

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Historical Hidden Treasures of West Virginia

By Rachel Ellen Simon Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Well before humans began tearing down hills in West Virginia, they were building them — in miniature. Over 3,000 years ago, the area was home to the Adena, a society of

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Historical Hidden Treasures of Kentucky

By Rachel Ellen Simon U.S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum In the mid-20th century, an eastern Kentucky saying put a new spin on the “three Rs” – “readin’, writin’, and Route 23.” With the post-war decline of coal, millions of

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Hidden Treasures #3 – Ohio

Welcome to the third installment of our exploration of some of the most beautiful, off-the-beaten-path places in the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains. In this issue, we hand picked some water-related hot spots perfect for late summer days: hikes, waterfalls,

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Hidden Treasures #3 – North Carolina

Welcome to the third installment of our exploration of some of the most beautiful, off-the-beaten-path places in the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains. In this issue, we hand picked some water-related hot spots perfect for late summer days: hikes, waterfalls,

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Hidden Treasures #3 – Georgia

Hidden Treasures #3 RELATED STORIES Appalachian Blueways | West Virginia Kentucky | Virginia | OhioNorth Carolina | South Carolina Tennessee | Georgia | Pennsylvania Welcome to the third installment of our exploration of some of the most beautiful, off-the-beaten-path places

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