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Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

Sutton, Massachusetts

For this 1-mile hike, you can park at the Purgatory Chasm Visitor Center. From there hit the trail and explore the unusual gap between the tall granite walls, which might be adorned with climbers.

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Hike the Hellcat Dunes Trail

Newbury, Massachusetts

Park in the parking area off of Refuge Rd. Take the Dunes Trail, a boardwalk path for the 0.7-mile loop. Enjoy the views from an observation deck on three-story-high dunes.

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Hike the Blackstone Gorge Trail

Blackstone, Massachusetts

Park at the lot at the corner of Staples Lane and County Street. From here you can access the Blackstone Gorge Trail.

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Hike the March Cataract Falls Trail

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Park at the Junction of Sperry Rd and Rockwell Rd. To get to the trailhead, hike along Sperry Road for about 30 minutes. (Not to the end of the road, see map below.

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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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Photograph Lewis Falls, Yellowstone NP

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

If you are coming into Yellowstone National Park from the South Entrance Road (also known as Highway 89) be prepared to stop minutes before Lewis Lake to hike to this waterfall.

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Hike Golden Canyon, Death Valley

Furnace Creek, California

Golden Canyon is located about 10 minutes south of Furnace Creek in Death Valley NP, on Badwater Road.

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Visit The Three Sisters in Glencoe, Scotland

Highland, United Kingdom

The "Three Sisters" also known as Bidean nam Bian Mountain in the Scottish Highlands resides in the Valley Glen off A82 going towards the town of Glencoe northwest of Glasgow and Stirling.

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Hike the Pratt's Brook Conservation Area Loop

Acton, Massachusetts

Park in the small parking area right before the trailhead. *Notice this parking area is small and only fits about 3-4 cars so prepare to find street parking on a busy day.

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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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Night Photography at Devil's Gate, Lost Coast

Ferndale, California

This section of the Lost Coast resides in between Capetown and Petrolia, CA. Entering "Lost Coast California" into Google Maps or a GPS should take you to the road you will need to be on.

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Hike Mt. Greylock via Money Brook Trail

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Park in the parking lot on Hopper Rd. Walk to the end of the road where you will find the Hopper Trailhead. Take the right fork. The Money Brook trail will take you to a waterfall, the Mt.

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Explore the Shenandoah Caverns

Quicksburg, Virginia

Located west of Washington D.C. off Interstate 81 (exit 269) Shenandoah Caverns is a nice little place tucked away in the Virginia country side.

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Summit Mount Watatic via the Wapack Trail

Ashburnham, Massachusetts

Entering Mount Watatic in your GPS will take you to Rindge State Road (119), continue about two minutes down the road past where the GPS tells you.

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Hike Cardigan Mountain via the West Ridge Trail

Orange, New Hampshire

Cardigan Mountain is located in Cardigan Mountain State forest just outside of Canaan, New Hampshire.

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Hike to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye

Highland, United Kingdom

To arrive at the Fairy Pools, you must take the B8009 on the west of the Isle of Skye. The road runs through Carbost, where the “Talisker Distillery” is located.

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Dispersed Camp near Beaver Creek Group Camp, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie NF

Granite Falls, Washington

This campsite is located along the Mountain  Loop Highway.

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Explore Smoo Cave, Scotland

Highland, United Kingdom

Starting at the Smoo Cave visitor parking lot, you will make your way to the trail head and hike down the Scottish coast line towards the mouth of the cave. The walk is about 1.

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Take a Stroll at Fyfeshire Conservation Area

Bolton, Massachusetts

Fyfeshire is located in Bolton Massachusetts off "Wattaquadock Hill Road", near the "Fotini's Restaurant and Bar".

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Hike along the Nashua River and the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

Harvard, Massachusetts

Park in the lot on Tank Road to access the Nashua River Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, chipmunks, birds, and other wildlife! This trail is open from April to October.

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Photograph the Milky Way on Independence Pass

Independence Pass Summit Parking

From Aspen CO, drive up highway 82 towards Twin Lakes and stop at the top of the pass.

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Explore Skyline Caverns

Front Royal, Virginia

Skyline Caverns is located right off Stonewall Jackson Highway with plenty of parking.  The cave tour is about 60 minutes with little walking and minimal elevation gain.

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Explore Balnakeil Beach, Scotland

Highland, United Kingdom

Balnakeil Beach is located 5 minutes North West of Durness Scotland. Putting "Balnakeil Beach" into your GPS should do the trick.

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Relax at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Brasilito, Costa Rica

Concha is the Spanish word for "shell" and as the name states, you will find the whole beach is made up of tiny sea shells.

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Hike to Spiral Point (Yin Yang), Snowmass

Aspen, Colorado

Snowmass Village is located 15 - 20 minutes west of Aspen Colorado off state highway 82.

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Take in the View at Kinnoull Hill, Scotland

Perth, United Kingdom

Arriving at Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is about a 1.5 mile walk from the center of town, or if arriving in a vehicle you can enter "Quarry Car Park" into your GPS and you should not have an issue.

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Explore Ravens Nest, Schoodic Peninsula

Winter Harbor, Maine

Ravens Nest is located east of Mt Desert Island south of Winter Harbor Maine. Taking the Schoodic Loop Road will get you to the pull off that you need to find Ravens Nest.

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Relax in Punta Leona, Costa Rica

Punta Leona, Costa Rica

Punta Leona is a peninsula located south west of San Jose and Alajuela. Head west towards Punta Arenas, then south on interstate 34.

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Hike the Mayfly Trail, Snowmass

Aspen, Colorado

Located in Snowmass Village CO, this trail is nestled between Brush Creek and Brush Creek Road.

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Hike Dumyat, Scotland

Stirling, United Kingdom

Dumyat (pronounced De-mai-it) is a hill in Stirling Scotland measuring 1,371 ft. To arrive at the "Dumyat Path", from Stirling center head towards the University of Stirling via Airthrey Rd.

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Hike the Hermitage, Scotland

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom

Arrive at the Hermitage Car Park right off the A9, and the trail begins just feet from your car.

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Stargaze and Photograph the night sky at Horseshoe Bend

Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend is about a 10 minute drive southwest from Page, Arizona. Enter "Horseshoe Bend" into a GPS and you will get there just fine.

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Hike Natural Bridge, Death Valley

Inyo County, California

Just south of Furnace Creek you will look for Badwater Road just before Larrabee’s Jeep Rentals.

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Photographing Oneonta Gorge

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Oneonta Gorge is located off the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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Photograph El Matador State Beach for sunrise

Malibu, California

Located just outside of Malibu center this beach is right off of highway 1. Type in El Matador State Beach into your GPS and you should be able to find it with ease.

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