Oklahoma: Gloss Mountains
The Gloss Mountains are also called the Glass Mountains, due to their reflective selenite content that mimics glass, especially when the sun hits at just the right angle. Not actually mountains, they are a series of deep red buttes and mesas that rise 150 to 200 feet.
Oregon: Thor’s Well
Thor’s Well is one of the most popular attractions in the state. The sinkhole is repeatedly filled by the waves until the water sprays out from the top. The water then rolls back into the hole … until it fills up the bowl again. Thor’s Well is located in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, near the Yachats.
Pennsylvania: Cherry Springs State Park
Surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest, Cherry Springs State Park is a remote location that is perfect for stargazing. Because the park has some of the darkest skies in the Eastern half of the country, it offers uniquely clear views of the Milky Way and other astronomical phenomena.
Rhode Island: Mohegan Bluffs
The Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island are a series of 200-foot-high coastal cliffs that span over two miles. A beach at the base of the bluffs is accessible by a steep trail from the top, and the overlooks offers views reaching as far as Montauk on Long Island.
South Carolina: Boneyard Beach
Boneyard Beach is an eerie stretch of coast on Bull Island where trees that formerly grew on the shore have been overtaken by the ocean. The saltwater eventually turned them white and grey, and many have toppled over and lie in the waves.