From coast to coast, the U.S.A. is home to quite a lot of natural beauty. Still, some states beat out others when it comes to providing visitors with the most stunning landscapes and scenery. A group of experts studied every state in the U.S.

They evaluated each one on a number of different relevant factors having to do with natural beauty, including the number of beaches, large natural lakes, mountains, national parks, and waterfalls in order to determine the top ten. From the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic and everything in between, these US states are the best in terms of “the most natural beauty.” Without further ado, here are the most naturally beautiful states in the USA.  

The Most Naturally Beautiful States In The USA

10. New York

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The State of New York, located in the Northeastern United States, scrapes into the official list of the top 10 most naturally beautiful states. It covers an area of 54,556 square miles and is the 27th largest state by area.  New York scored 6.12 out of 10.  

It was praised for its 350 beaches, 940+ waterfalls, 3,600+ mountains, and 7,600 large, lovely natural lakes. New York also includes a number of different state parks and a pair of major forest preserves. Founded in 1885, Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the US. It is also possibly the most famous in the state. There’s also Adirondack Park, established in 1892. It is almost the size of the entire state of Vermont and is therefore the official largest state park in the nation.  

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