Bench View – Lake James, North Carolina

Lake James is a large reservoir in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is named for tobacco tycoon and benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke. The lake, with surface elevation of 1200 ft, lies behind a series of four earthen dams.

A view of the lake and beach from a bench at Lake James State Park.

Lake James, North Carolina

Maine – Old Orchard Beach – Entertainment by the Beach

Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine is New England’s only beach front amusement park offering rides and amusements for the young and the thrill seeker. Rides include a classic Ferris wheel, carousel, two roller coasters and other thrill rides, right on the beach!

Maine – Old Orchard Beach – Entertainment by the Beach