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Rafting Yosemite

Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting

Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the US National Parks' remote canyons. From origins high in the Rocky Mountains, the Green and Yampa Rivers wind their way across sagebrush covered plains before entering this outstretched arm of the Unita Mountains. Rivers and lakes offer adventurous routes through some of the country's most remarkable landscapes by canoe or kayak, including views you just can't see from land.

Popular Destinations for Paddling and Rafting in the US National Parks and Monuments, Riverways and Seashores

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Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins


Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.