Great Road Trips: Eastern States

From the coast of Maine to the Great Smoky Mountains to Florida's Key West, Eastern states offer a variety of scenic landscapes to relish.

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    Maine Coast
    Saltbox houses cascade down to the water's edge at the harbor at Blue Hill Peninsula.

    Take this drive: Maine Coast

    New York: The Adirondacks
    The 16,000-acre Wilmington Flume Preserve on Rte. 86 is part of Adirondack Park.

    Take this drive: Adirondack Adventure

    A floral cascade blankets the streamside trail at Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls.

    Take this drive: Mohawk Trail

    New Jersey and Pennsylvania: Delaware River Loop
    Tortured layers of uplifted rock mark Kittatinny Ridge on the Delaware River.

    Take this drive: Delaware River Loop

    East Tennessee Border Tour
    A blue haze over the forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will soon reflect the fiery reds and golds of autumn.

    Take this drive: Tennessee Border Tour

    North Carolina: Outer Banks Highway
    The Ocracoke Ferry pulls out of harbor on its way back to Hatteras or the mainland.

    Take this drive: Outer Banks Highway

    Florida's Overseas Highway
    Spanning land and sea, Seven Mile Bridge on Rte. 1 winds its way from mainland Florida to Key West.

    Take this drive: Florida's Overseas Highway

    Virginia: Skyline Drive
    Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah National Park captures sunset views of autumn's colors in the nearby forest.

    Take this drive: Skyline Drive

    Virginia and North Carolina: The Blue Ridge Parkway
    The Linn Cove Viaduct winds past the slopes of Grandfather Mountain.

    Take this drive: Blue Ridge Parkway

    Kentucky: Bluegrass to Pennyroyal
    Get a look behind the scenes at the exciting pounding hooves of racehorses at Keeneland Race Course, near Lexington.

    Take this drive: Bluegrass to Pennroyal


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