Nature & Outdoors

Mountain Rail Adventures offers train excursions from depots in Cass, Durbin and Elkins, West Virginia

Carved by glaciers that moved through the area nearly 10,000 years ago, this park in Watkins Glen, New York, is known for its famous gorge. 

As Ohio’s largest ski area, this Zanesfield, Ohio, destination spans 144 acres of skiable terrain, including 20 trails, a tubing park, 11 lifts and 300 feet of vertical drop.

This Union Pier, Michigan, spot not far from the trendy beach towns along Lake Michigan offers an oasis of forests, gardens and orchards on a curve of the Galien River.

This sprawling natural area located in parts of Westmoreland, Somerset and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania covers more than 60,000 acres. 

This Paradise, Michigan, park on the state’s Upper Peninsula is known for its famous root-beer-hued waterfall.

Several companies in and around Bloomington, Indiana, offer hot air balloon excursions that ride high above the changing leaves. 

The rustic structure built within the park in Clifftop, West Virginia, is one of the most photographed locations in the state. 

This Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, favorite holds the distinction of being the city’s largest historic regional park

This natural area in Seneca Falls, New York, draws visitors who want to catch sight of some of the more than 300 different bird species seen here throughout the year.