The National Parks of the U.S. East Coast

Hopscotching down America’s Atlantic coastline by way of the national parks and seashores is a delightful approach to ticking off the miles south. Photos by Wendy Mitman Clarke.

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Somes Sound at Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park.

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Standing atop Mount Champlain, looking north towards Bar Harbor, at Acadia.

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Picking lowbush blueberries, one more reason to visit Acadia.

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The tips of boats' masts and the Cape Lookout lighthouse visible behind the dunes on the ocean side.

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The daily raptor and hawk watch list at Cape Henlopen.

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Kaeo and Kailani on the sand at Henlopen.

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Kailani tries some surf fishing at Cape Henlopen.

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Approaching the Statue of Liberty from the south.

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The Clarkes at the Statue of Liberty.

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Deep twilight at Fort Matanzas, FL.

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Osprey anchored in the river in front of the fort.

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Fort Matanzas

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The anchorage at Cumberland Island close to sunset.

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Kailani enjoys low tide at the public dock in Cumberland.

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Sunset over the anchorage at Cumber Island, Osprey in the background.