Oregon: Smith Rock State Park
One of Oregon’s 7 Wonders has over 2,000 climbs for adventurous types. They’re ideal for climbers in groups of beginner to advanced and everyone else in between.
But don’t worry! You don’t have to be a climber in order to enjoy the magnificent scenery Smith Rock has to offer. Imagine steep ridges, craggy basalt peaks, and river canyons. While here, be sure to hike one of its popular trails: Summit Trail or Misery Ridge.
Pennsylvania: Cherry Springs State Park
Given its secluded site on pristine land in Pennsylvania, Cherry Springs is known for its unrestrained night sky views.
The clear skies permit astronomy enthusiasts to view the Milky Way and planets from its overnight Astronomy Field or short-term Night Sky Public Viewing Area.
Rhode Island: Colt State Park
This small area of open space has some of the best ocean views Rhode Island has to offer. Here, you can kick back and watch sailboats voyage by or jump on the East Bay bike path and pedal your way around to explore the scenic area.