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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers

An old trolley bridge converted into a breathtaking garden bursting with colorful flowers.
Deer Isle, Maine

Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

Sculptures, jams, and the wild west collide at this folksy retreat.
Hancock, Maine

Pet Sematary Filming Sites

The house and graveyard used in the Stephen King spine-chiller.
Hancock, Maine

Old Pond Railway Trail

Walk the same tracks that once ferried Gilded Age aristocrats to their vacation destinations.
Bayfield, Prince Edward Island

Confederation Bridge

This engineering marvel is the longest bridge in Canada and one of the longest spans in the world.
Moscow, Maine

Roadside Birdhouses of Moscow, Maine

A collection of birdhouses await curious motorists and avian squatters.
Brownville, Maine

Katahdin Iron Works

The remains of a large iron mill that once stood in the remote woods of northern Maine.
Lubec, Maine

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

This candy-striped tower is the farthest east you can go in the United States.
Manchester, Maine

Devil’s Footprint

A strange mark in the stone fence of a cemetery fabled to have been made by the Devil himself.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
Bellevue, Ohio

Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum

In northern Ohio, the glorious past of America's trains is on full display.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Hoosac Tunnel

The railroad tunnel nicknamed the "Bloody Pit" for taking the lives of hundreds during its construction.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia Ghost Town Church

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still going strong.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Montreal, Québec

The Murals on Saint Laurent Boulevard

Every year, the colorful murals of Montreal get a complete makeover.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Goodspeed Opera House

This opera house along the banks of the Connecticut River has two Tony Awards to its credit but it’s never staged a single opera.
Windham, Connecticut

Thread City Crossing Bridge

Public outcry led to this bridge's unique character which celebrates a giant frog battle and also sewing.
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Horseshoe Curve

This dramatic rail curve was once the target of a failed Nazi attack.
Sodus, New York

Abandoned Girl Scout Camp at Beechwood State Park

A deteriorating 1990s Girl Scout camp in a beautiful lush park on Lake Ontario.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
Union, Connecticut

Traveler Restaurant

This small-town Connecticut restaurant gives each diner a free book from its vast library.