Islands, Mountains and Ocean Front: Name this Park

It's time for another mystery destination game. Each week we pick an outdoor destination and give you five clues. After reading the clues and looking at the photo, enter your guess in the comments below. In previous weeks we've featured national monuments, rivers, mountains and canyons. This week the correct answer is the name of this ocean front park.


  • This park preserves most of a large island, pieces of nearby islands and a peninsula on the mainland.

  • If you visit this park you can enjoy more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were originally built by local volunteer groups in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

  • On the island, you'll find the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it's the first place in the U.S. to see the sunrise.

  • Originally created as Lafayette National Park in 1919, the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River was renamed in 1929.

  • In 1947 a huge forest fire burned over 10,000 acres within this park. Large stands of coniferous trees have since been replaced by Aspen, alder and maple trees which has helped bring back beavers which had previously been trapped to extinction on the island.

Do you know the answer to this mystery destination game? If you do, enter your guess in the comments below. Then forward this on to your friends to see if they know the answer too.

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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