Danielle Sharples

Graphic designer exploring to keep sane.

Explore Beavertail State Park

Jamestown, Rhode Island

Rhode Island isn't exactly on everyone's map, I've even met strangers in other parts of the U.S. who have no idea where the tiniest state in the country is.

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Hike The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills

Quincy, Massachusetts

Park in the lot across from Batterymarch Rd off of Willard St. Access the Skyline trail from here, it is marked blue. Follow the signs.

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Hike the White Dot-White Cross Loop at Mount Monadnock

Jaffrey, New Hampshire

The White Dot trail is the shortest, steepest ascent to the summit, while White Cross has a slightly easier grade down with very little difference in distance.

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Hike Frank Knowles–Little River Reserve Trail

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Frank Knowles-Little River Reserve contains nearly 9 miles of hiking trails to explore. Start off by parking in the white sea shell parking lot.

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Summit Mt. Wachusett via the West Side Trail

Westminster, Massachusetts

Set your GPS to Wachusett Mountain ski area. Coming from Rt. 2 turn onto Mile Hill Rd and look for your first right to take Bolton Rd.

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Relax at Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, Maine

Sand Beach is located off the Park Loop Road on the east side of Mt. Desert Island. Signs for the beach will make it difficult to miss.

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Explore Otter Point

Bar Harbor, Maine

If you only have an hour or so left to your day in Acadia, Otter Point offers some amazing views of the coastline, without being on a crowded beach.

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Explore Otter Cliff

Mount Desert, Maine

Otter Cliff – not to be confused with Otter Point – is a popular stop along the Ocean Path trail in Acadia National Park.

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Hike the Great Blue Hill Trail

Milton, Massachusetts

This is family-friendly hike takes you to nice views of Boston, after a moderately challenging stretch of elevation gain.

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Explore Civitella d'Angliano

Civitella D'agliano, Italy

About 50 miles northwest of Rome, the commune Civitella d'Angliano is nestled 860ft in elevation.

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Explore the Old Cliff Baths of Enniscrone

Enniscrone, Ireland

The Old Cliff Baths are located at the northern end of Enniscrone beach in County Sligo. My friends and I walked along the shore from her cottage to view this old abandoned building on the beach.

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Explore Strandhill Beach

Strandhill, Ireland

Somewhat off the beaten path, visitors to Strandhill may be surprised to find a bustling surf town, complete with a boardwalk, sand dunes and awe-inspiring sunsets.

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Hike from Bray to Greystones

Bray, Ireland

From Dublin, you can get to Bray via Dart train. Once you arrive in Bray, walk towards the sea along the Bray promenade. Continue along the promenade going south.

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Hike the Bubbles Divide Trail to Bubble Rock in Acadia NP

Mount Desert, Maine

Bubble Rock is a well-known natural wonder in Acadia National Park.  This large boulder, which was carried by powerful glaciers, is resting precariously on the edge of the summit of South Bubble.

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Hike to Neuschwanstein Schloss

Schwangau, Germany

To reach Neuschwanstein Castle, travelers will have to park below at Hohenschwangau after arriving in Schwangau, Germany.

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Catch the Sunset at Jordan Pond

Mount Desert, Maine

If you ever find yourself in Acadia National Park, be sure to check out Jordan Pond. Jordan Pond is a 3.6 mile long pond sitting in the heart of Mt. Desert Island.

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Hike Gooseberry Island

Westport, Massachusetts

Begin an hour before sunset at the intersection between West Beach and East Beach Road. The intersecting roads will lead you to a paved causeway over the ocean.

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Kayak Lake Rico

Taunton, Massachusetts

Lake Rico is a decent sized lake located in East Taunton, MA. You can spend hours out kayaking and exploring.

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Hike Through Vineyards to Starkenburg Castle

Heppenheim (Bergstraße), Germany

This easy hike to Starkenburg Castle is exactly how you want to end your day visiting the medieval town Heppenheim. Start your day making it to Marktplatz, the center of the historical part of town.

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Explore Chimney Bluffs State Park

Wolcott, New York

Parking is $5 per vehicle, and bathrooms are located in the same parking lot. Open year round dawn to dusk.

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Explore Thunder Hole in Acadia NP

Bar Harbor, Maine

A natural phenomenon caused by waves crashing into a narrow inlet, Thunder Hole is a sight worth seeing in Acadia National Park.

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Hike to Frankenstein's Castle

Mühltal, Germany

The hike begins at Darmstadt-Eberstadt Frankenbergers Mühle bus stop. There are no parking lots near by so I suggest using public transportation.

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Take a Stroll on the Newport Cliff Walk

Newport, Rhode Island

The 3.5 mile Cliff Walk is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. I chose to start at the western end of Easton's or First Beach at Memorial Blvd. and walk south.

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Hike Felsenmeer "Sea of Rocks"

Lautertal (Odenwald), Germany

You can park your car at the Felsenmeer Informationzentrum, or take a bus into the small town Reichenbach and walk the rest. Parking fees are 3€ for cars and 5€ for buses.

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