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Adventurous, Haunted, Mystery, and Unusual Places to Travel

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Scotland's Eerie Mary King's Close

Steeped in history and legend, Edinburgh, Scotland's, Royal Mile is home to the famous City Chambers, and hides an older world beneath street level known simply as Mary King's Close. This little known and rarely visited close, once a bustling neighborhood of Edinburgh's common people, is now a hidden home to ghosts and legends, and the site for a major college paranormal investigation. Get close to the close and discover Scotland's hidden secret community.

Road Trip: The Hauntings of Route 66

Fall is finally falling and you're ready for a road trip that offers something a little different than your average drive in the country. There's plenty of great highways where you can search for the perfect adventure different. but why not combine a well known route with a few unknown adventures of the fourth kind? Discover haunted spots all along America's most famous highway. Discover the hauntings of Route 66.

New England's Frightful Dark Entry Forest and the Curse of Dudleytown
It could, of course, be fact or fiction, the strange tale of the haunted woods near Cornwall, Connecticut. The truth is, an inquiring public is not welcome there, and local law enforcement will fine you for violating the strict rules of entry into surrounding parks and public lands. But there are some that talk of the curse of the old ghost village of Dudleytown, and are quick to point out that even if you were allowed free access, you wouldn't want to linger there for long.

Haunted Rolling Hills Country Mall - Ghost Hunt Adventure

In the light of day the old building doesn't look particularly haunted, but owners of the Rolling Hills Country Mall in Bethany, New York, who live on the property, claim the structure's colorful past is highlighted by things that go bump in the night, including the voices of the dead. In fact, a paranormal society uses the old building as their offices and conducts ghost hunting classes and tours of the old building at night. Discover the ghostly mysteries of Rolling Hills Mall.

Menengai Crater and Kituluni Hill: Places of Great Mystery

Welcome to Kenya's supernatural wonders: Menengai Crater, which has been called one of the most mysterious places in Africa, a geological wonder as old as any on the Dark Continent, shrouded in myth and legend, a place where devils dance and spirits roam, where ghosts can be seen at night. And, not far away, Kituluni Hill, a place where the laws of nature seem to bend to greet the macabre, where science is baffled and researchers confused. Kenya, you see, is a birthplace of mystery.

UFOs and Colorado's Mysterious Valley

Are you looking for something different and unusual for your next outdoor getaway? Do you feel like an X-File-type adventure where you become the super sleuth investigating a secret conspiracy? There's a lot to look for in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. Discover a strange world where things aren't always what they seem to be.

Haunted Santa Fe, A Ghost on Every Corner

It's not surprising that America's oldest city may well be her most haunted community. Santa Fe, New Mexico, established amidst Tanoan Indian ruins in the 14th century by Spanish explorers, is home to the oldest house in America, the oldest church, the first public building and the first hotel. Is it surprising that ghosts walk the streets of downtown Santa Fe? Discover the haunted buildings of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and get ready to experiences the ghosts of Old Town.

Travel Adventures in the Bermuda Triangle

Just the mention of the name conjures thoughts of spooky ship disappearances and lost flights over the ocean. The Devil's Triangle, Atlantis' Fabled Graveyard, the Mystery Sea - it has been called many names, this area defined by its unexplained mysteries. It has long held our interest and tickled our imaginations. Yet the infamous Triangle is home to some of the best resorts in the western Atlantic. Explore the Triangle's mystery and discover great places to in the 'Twilight Zone'.

The Mysterious Land of the Witches

The dense tropical countryside is full of mist and mystery regardless what day of the year you visit. It doesn't take a scholar, or a student of the dark arts, to realize there is something different about Los Tuxtlas, in Vera Cruz State, in Southeastern Mexico. Not only does it look different, it feels different.

The Mysterious Stone Cricles of the British Isles

No one knows for certain exactly why or when Stonehenge and other stone circles were first constructed. Shrouded in mystery, this ancient British landmarks have been the subject of scientific and metaphysical research for as long as time remembers. Plan a historical adventure of England's mythical ancient architecture and discover more.

The Mysterious Marfa Lights

The Marfa Lights of West Texas are a truly unexplainable but very real phenoma. Legends abound about the origin of the lights but many scientific researchers can still not explain their existence but admit they are real.

Voodoo Adventures in Eerie Manchac Swamp

Night could never be darker. Never could there be more eyes watching you than when you silently glide across the swamp on a moonless night. Accessible only by water, the Manchac Swamp is said to be haunted by the curse of a Voodoo queen. Adventure the swamp if you dare, but don't be surprised at what you'll find.

The Shipwreck Hauntings of the Great Queen Mary

Annually, the Queen Mary "Shipwreck Terror Fest" is the highlight of Halloween on America's West Coast, and the 2003 fest promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Discover the diverse hauntings of this grand adventure in terror and experience "Shipwreck", a festival of terror for Halloween.

Kate Fest and the Bell Witch

The Bell Witch - ol' Kate to those who know her - may very well be America's favorite ghost story. And now adventure travelers can experience first hand the story, the legend and the excitement of the fable in the annual Kate Festival held each September in historic Adams,Tennessee.

Adventures with the Ghosts of Galveston Island

New Orleans has been called one of America's most haunted cities, but Galveston Island, just off the coast of Texas, rivals the Big Easy in reputation as the place with the most ghosts. Discover the ghosts of Galveston and consider visiting the haunted city on your next spooky adventure.

Witch Hunt Adventures in Salem, Mass.

Imagine a time and a place where witchcraft and magic were as common as apple pie and baseball; where the supernatural was as much a part of the local culture as art and music. It happened in Salem, Massachusetts, and it's still happening after 300-plus years of local history.

Kate Fest and the Bell Witch Cave

The Bell Witch - ol' Kate to those who know her - may very well be America's favorite ghost story. And now adventure travelers can experience first hand the story, the legend and the excitement of the fable in the annual Kate Festival held each September in historic Adams, Tennessee. Do you dare take a ghostly adventure?

UFO and Alien Adventure in Roswell, New Mexico

Searching for aliens - extraterrestrial life - in the deserts of New Mexico may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a grand adventure. But UFO enthusiasts will be gathering by the thousands again this summer when the (annual) Roswell UFO Festival gets underway. Search for ET this summer getaway!

Haunting Adventures Near Home

There are a few places that promise to carry you away - at least for a time - to a place of excitement and mystery; an adventure of the mind as much as one for the body. Discover haunted places, eerie locations, and exciting travel opportunities, many near to home.

Witch Hunt Adventure in Salem

Imagine a time and a place where witchcraft and magic were as common as apple pie and baseball where the supernatural was as much a part of the local culture as art and music. It happened in Salem, Massachusetts, and is still happening after 300-plus years of local history.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico

Deep in the heart of Mexico, where traditions are rooted in both indigenous and Old World customs, Halloween as we know isn't celebrated. Instead, it is a special time of year when the monarch butterflies return, and so do the dead - a great time to visit!

In Search of the Lost Cities of the Yucatan

Starting with historical Merida as a base, explore the lost cities of the lowland Maya: Uxmal, Labna, Kabah, Chichen Itza and others. Discover the secrets of the Maya, experience the romantic "White City" - the Paris of the West - and adventure through time and history in a charming tropical setting full of ancient mystery and magic.

UFOs and the Mysterious Valley

Are you looking for something different and unusual for your next outdoor getaway? Do you feel like an X-File-type adventure where you become the super sleuth investigating a secret conspiracy? The San Luis (Mysterious) Valley offers high adventure and mystery for the daring outdoorsman.

Under A Mayan Summer Solstice

The third week of June or any time of year is the right time to discover ancient mystery and trek through the ruins of fabled Chichen Itza, the El Dorado of the Yucatan jungle. Bring along an extra camera.

The Legend of the White Tower Ravens

In all of Europe, the Tower of London may well be the most popular visitor's attraction. With a colorful and infamous 900 year history, there are many stories and tales that originate from the towers, but none, perhaps, more intriguing than the legend of the tower ravens. When the ravens leave the tower, so says fable, England will fall.

Teotihuacan: The City Where Men Become Gods

No one knows for certain who built this ancient city. It's first structures were erected 200 years before Christ. By 300 A.D. it had become the sixth largest city on earth. The third largest pyramid in the world still stands stoically at its center. An adventure awaits in Central Mexico - a visit to the City of the Gods!

UFOs and the Mysterious Valley

Are you looking for something different and unusual for your next outdoor getaway? Do you feel like an X-File-type adventure where you become the super sleuth investigating a secret conspiracy? The San Luis (Mysterious) Valley offers high adventure and mystery for the daring outdoorsman.

Summer Solstice Adventure

The annual Summer Solstice is a time of great celebrations and rituals worldwide. Discover the ancient world and the myths and mysteries of the summer soltice and destinations that will take you back in time and space.

The Ghosts of the Great Queen Mary

Dry docked now in Long Beach Harbor, the RMS Queen Mary is still bringing high-class entertainment and an exclusive environment to travelers from all over the world in spite of being forever land-locked on the California coast. And the experience can be truly "ghostly".

Public Recreation Areas and Adventure Travel Sports Activities

Plan your trip below with adventure sports, activities, recreational areas and public land.

Adventure Autotouring (Road Trips)

America's highways, byways, and backroads provide excellent opportunities for exploring our public recreational lands. Maps highlighting points of interest and scenic vistas for road trips are available for and at these sites.

Adventurous Biking

Imagine touring the red sands of Utah's Arches National Park on your mountain bike. Or how about riding though the Black Hills of South Dakota on your road bike - Then there are the beautiful carriage trails of Acadia National Park that you can explore on your hybrid. Americas public lands offer a multitude of different types of cycling.

Adventure Boating

Each year, an estimated 74 million Americans enjoy the pleasures of recreational boating. Your public parks, lakes, and rivers provide excellent boating opportunities. Boating is a great way to enjoy Americas coastal and river-front scenery. It can be as easy as relaxing in a boat or as rigorous as paddling the Arkansas River in a kayak. If you do not own a boat, there are many opportunities to rent one. Licensing, fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site.

Adventure Camping

There is nothing quite like spending an evening away from home at one of Americas thousands of public land recreational area campsites. Whether you seek the solitude of a backcountry camping site or a convenient place for you and your family to pitch a tent or park an RV, there are plenty of places to camp in our parks, national seashores, lakeshores, forests, and wilderness areas.

Adventure Climbing

Rock climbing, rappelling, ice climbing, and mountaineering are technical and unique ways to experience Americas public land. Our parks, forests, and wilderness areas offer experiences that cater to every ability level from beginner to expert. Take a guided climb or simply hone your skills and have fun at a climbing wall. Climbing fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site.

Interpretive/Educational Programs

Educational and interpretive learning programs are offered for visitors to many of Americas public land recreation sites. These programs bring science and history to life, and inspire the imagination. Educational opportunities range from learning about the geology of the Grand Canyon to understanding more about how laws are made in Washington, DC. Rangers, guides and naturalists located at Americas parks, forests, seashores, lakeshores, and wilderness areas offer campfire talks, guided hikes, museums and exhibits for young and old alike. Reservations may be required to participate in interpretive activities.

Fish Hatcheries

Fish hatcheries were established in the 1800's, to enhance the number of fish in streams and lakes where native fish populations were declining due to changes in the natural environment. "Cultured" fish were used to replace fish that were lost from natural causes (drought, flood, habitat destruction) or human influences (over-harvest, pollution, habitat loss due to development and dam construction), to establish fish populations to meet specific management needs, and to provide for the creation of new and expanded recreational fisheries opportunities. Today, fish hatcheries also provide hope for endangered fish species as well as providing research on fish disease, habitat, and the future of fish in general. Not all fish hatcheries allow recreational fishing.

Adventure Fishing and Charters

Fishing continues to be a favorite pastime in the United States. In 2001, 16% of the U.S. population 16 years old and older (34 million anglers) spent an average of 16 days fishing. Freshwater fishing was the most popular type of fishing with over 28 million anglers devoting nearly 467 million angler-days to the sport.

Adventure Hiking

Thousands of miles of trails that are as diverse as the land itself criss-cross Americas recreational areas. Hiking trails range from steep technical climbs over rocks and iron ladders, to relatively flat lakeshore paths blanketed in pine needles. Hiking is an easy, low cost way to discover the great outdoors, and there are hiking opportunities for almost anyone at any age and ability level. Many of our public recreational areas feature paved trails to accommodate wheelchair access. Guided hikes are also available at many locations. Fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site.

Historic/Cultural Sites

Americas public land recreation areas provide a wonderful way to explore our history. From the birthplace of our nation at Independence Hall in Pennsylvania to the Anasazi Heritage Center in Colorado, many parks, forests, and other public lands feature cultural and historic sites that offer outstanding educational opportunities. Please contact that site directly.

Adventure Horseback Riding

Western settlers explored much of America on horseback. Today, many of our parks, forests, and wilderness areas can still be explored on the back of a horse for a unique natural adventure. Many Federal recreation areas offer trail riding as well as off-trail riding. Stables and trip guides may be available at some public land recreation areas. Licensing, fees and seasonal restrictions vary from site to site.

Adventure Hunting

Big game, small game and bird hunting are available on Americas public lands depending on the site and season of your trip. Hunting fees, licensing and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site.

Adventure Lodging

Lodging accommodations located on or near Americas public land recreation areas vary from rustic cabins and yurts to bed and breakfast inns and 5-star hotels. Many sites require advance reservations.

Museum/Visitor Center

Visitor Centers are located on many of our public land recreation sites for your comfort and convenience. These Visitor Centers often provide excellent educational opportunities, featuring exhibits, demonstrations, and interpretive guides who can answer questions and enhance your enjoyment of the site.

Visitor Centers may serve as focal points for special events or naturalist activities.

Adventure Off Road Vehicles (OHVs Orvs)

There are thousands of miles of roads and trails on public lands that are appropriate and accessible for Off Highway Vehicles (OHV's) use. OHV's are a fun and exciting way to experience America's natural treasures. Backcountry roads and trails provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for responsible Off Highway Vehicle users on public lands. These opportunities range from vehicle touring to vehicle access for hiking, hunting, fishing, and other public land uses, as well as unconfined vehicle use at designated "OHV Open Areas". Fees and seasonal restrictions related to OHV use may vary from site to site.

Adventure Recreational Vehicles (RV's)

Americas public lands not only provide the scenic beauty that Recreational Vehicle (RVs) enthusiasts seek, but may include RV-ready campgrounds and sanitary pump-out stations as well as hook-ups. Also, look for special RV parking sites at many public recreation sites. Hours, fees and seasonal restrictions may vary from site to site.

Adventure Water Sports

Americas public lakes, rivers, and seashores offer some of the best water for recreation on our continent. Enjoy scuba diving an underwater nature trail at a National Marine Sanctuary or body surfing at a national seashore. In addition, some recreation sites offer on-site vendors who will rent equipment, including snorkeling gear, boats, canoes, and kayaks. Some sites offer tour packages through concessionaires.

Adventure Wildlife Viewing

More than 66 million people enjoyed watching Americas wildlife last year. Our public land recreation areas offer an outstanding setting for viewing and photographing creatures in their natural habitats. Opportunities range from observing habits of the endangered Nene or Hawaiian Goose at Volcano National Park to admiring the power and grace of grizzly bears at state parks in Alaska. Entry fees, licensing and seasonal retrictions vary from site to site.

Adventure Winter Sports

Unlike some of the wildlife that live within them, Americas public land and recreation areas do not hibernate for the winter. Rather, many of these areas are open to a host of recreational opportunies unique to the season. Cross-country and downhill skiing as well as snowshoeing, snowboarding, and dogsledding are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy on public lands. Licensing, fees and seasonal restrictions vary from site to site.


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