The signature of the Eastern United States is its heritage and history. It is where our country began in earnest, and is the holder of the secrets of a past. Its museums, battlefields, and historical sites are littered across the region all pointing towards the past and the creation and development of a nation. Backcountry Journeys appreciates the East for its natural beauty and its surprising (to some) photography opportunities that are plentiful for those paying attention.
Say the words “New England” to a photographer and eyes will sparkle immediately with thoughts turning towards an autumnal tapestry rivaled by no place on earth. Vermont, among other locations not far removed, is a prime location for fall color as the deciduous make their annual transitions from green to reds, yellows, and golds. But, this is not just a northeastern phenomenon.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds the distinction as the ‘most visited’ of our nation’s Parks. For good reason. Both rebirth of life during springtime, and the colors of the trees and layers of the mountains of autumn are magnetic for photographers from all over the world.
Florida’s Everglades is all about the incredible diversity of life that call the 1.5 million acres of subtropical wetland ‘home.’ This great ‘River of Grass’ features lakes, rivers, mangrove forests, sawgrass marshes, and assorted wetlands that provides protection to 70 endangered or threatened species, including the American alligator, Manatee, Florida Panther, and to over 360 species of birds, like the sought-after Roseate spoonbill, the Glossy ibis, Wood stork, and a variety of egrets and herons.
Join Backcountry Journeys on a trip ‘Out East’ and find out for yourself what is available to those willing to look closer in what some might call an 'unlikely location.'