Built in 1877, this beautiful lighthouse has spectacular views of the surrounding beaches. This once remote location has grown in popularity since the 1960’s with many celebrities bulding vacation homes in the area.
New Lighthouse: Boston Light
Boston Light is located off the coast of Boston on Little Brewster Island. It was the first lighthouse to be built in what would become the United States. The original lighthouse on this site was built in 1716. The newer, current lighthouse dates to 1783 and is the second oldest working lighthouse in the United States.
The scenic New River Gorge National Park and Preserve protects the longest and deepest river gorge in the Appalachian Mountains. Over the years, the river shaped the valley exposing coal that was mined in the 18th and 19th centuries to fuel America’s industries. The remaining buldings from this time can be found throughout the park.
Gateway Arch National Park commemorates the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the 1857 Dred Scott case, and the first civil government west of the Mississippi River. The most popular feature of the park is the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch. The steel catenary arch, competed in 1965, is the world’s tallest arch.
This remote national park on Lake Superior protects the island of Isle Royale and the more than 400 small islands nearby. Isle Royale is the fourth-largest lake island in the world. Manitoulin Island in Lake Superior, Canada is the largest. Isle Royale was given to the United States through a treaty with Great Britain in 1783.
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Chris Wills, founder and developer of the Duckwyn Travel Passport, a travel app for parents and kids to explore and document their travel adventures.