Best of America

Breathtaking Waterfall Pictures and Coastal Views

Picture yourself surrounded by North America's natural beauty, from the winding river dells of Alaska to the pristine Florida coast line.

Minnesota: High Falls of the Pigeon River

Bob Firth

This waterfall with its 120-foot drop is the highest in Minnesota. It forms part of the international border between the United States and Canada.

Ontario: Indian Head Cove in Bruce Peninsula National Park

Mike Grandmaison

It took thousands of years for the waves to carve out this cove of the Georgian Bay; visitors can swim through it and enter an incredible underwater tunnel known as the Grotto.

Oregon: Prairie Creek in the Nez Perce “Land of the Winding Waters”

David Jensen

Located in Eastern Oregon, “Land of the Winding Waters” was home to the Nez Perce Indians before they were forced to leave the valley by American settlers in the 1870s.

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New York: Lucifer Falls in the Upper Gorge of Robert H. Treman State Park

Robert Olejniczak

The 115-foot Lucifer Falls is located among Ithaca, New York’s famous gorges, in Treman State Park. Visitors can also swim right up to the base of one of the park’s smaller waterfalls, Lower Enfield Glen.

California: Union Landing in Mendocino County

Larry Ulrich

Union Landing, which covers three miles of beautiful coastline on the Pacific Ocean, was once best known for supplying lumber and other forest supplies to anchored schooners in the waters below.

Alaska: Verdant Copper River delta in the Chugach National Forest

Ron Niebrugge

Encompassing 700,000 acres of pristine Alaskan wetlands, the Copper River delta is the largest continuous wetland on the Pacific Coast of North America.

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Kentucky: Eagle Falls in Cumberland Falls State Park

Kenny Dunn

This 44-foot beauty is located in the same Kentucky state park as Cumberland Falls, known as “The Niagara of the South.”

Florida: Coquina Rock Beach at Washington Oaks Garden near St. Augustine

Joe and Becky Gibbons

Coquina Coast is lined with spectacular coquina rocks made of ancient marine reefs and limestone. The rocks are carved by the elements into fantastical swirls and bowls, almost like artwork.

New York: West Branch of the Ausable River in the Adirondack High Peaks

Robert Olejniczak

This river, located in New York's Adirondack mountains, is known for its excellent whitewater rafting and kayaking.

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Newfoundland: Battle Harbour

John Sylvester

Battle Harbour is one of the oldest and largest settlements on the Labrador coast, and was well known for it’s extensive fishing industry. After a decline in industry, the settlement was abandoned in the 1960s.

Illinois: Matthiessen Falls from the Upper Dells in Matthiessen State Park

Terry Donnelly

This spectacular Illinois state park is home to natural sand stone canyons. The park was previously known as Deer Park because of its large deer population; the animals get nutrients by licking the park's mineral-rich, sandstone walls and drinking from its springs.

God's Country

These images and more can be found in God’s Country, a 160-page collection of the most beautiful places Country magazine has ever featured and a tour of America's scenic majesty authentic locals. Click here for more information.

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