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Travel to New Heights Around the Pine Tree State

For jaw-dropping views in Maine, all you need to do is elevate.
flora

Video: The Garden Where Nature Comes to Life

Riverside Nature Center is a 2-acre property that packs in over 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns, 140 species of trees, and a Monarch Waystation for butterflies to stopover on their way from Canada to Mexico.
nature

At Sea Rim State Park, These Once-Endangered Birds Are the Star

The bright-pink roseate spoonbills are some of the most exciting—and easy to spot—birds in this gorgeous Gulf Coast park.
mermaids

Video: Diving Into the Mermaid Capital of Texas

From the must-see ecosystems to the larger-than-life mermaids, San Marcos and its submerged springs are an oasis from all things ordinary.
Enchanted Rock at night.
astronomy

Where to Find Dark Skies in the Texas Hill Country

Fredericksburg is one of Texas’ newest Dark Sky Communities, which makes stargazing here out of this world.