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Don't Just THINK Spring; Top 10 Places to VISIT Spring!

8 May 2006  I've been traveling as long as I can remember . . . and loving it!
3.5 of 5 stars based on 11 votes

Did you know that the United States has a town named Spring in Texas, a restaurant named Spring in New York City, and a mountain named Spring in Pennsylvania? Here are the top 10 places you can visit that will get you beyond just "thinking" spring!

  • 1. Spring Lake
    Spring Lake

    This seaside town stands out from those that surround it for, here, you'll find a toned-down boardwalk, hotels with personality and tree-lined streets. In other words, here, you'll find serenity. (Chamber of Commerce) 302 Washington Avenue. 732-449-0577.

  • 2. Spring St Natural Restaurant
    Spring Street Natural Restaurant, New York City, New York

    After a winter in hibernation mode, when many of us may have gained a pound or ten, visit this vegetarian-friendly dining spot for a healthy meal. 62 Spring Street. 212-966-0290.

  • 3. Spring Mountain
    Spring Mountain, Spring Mount, Pennsylvania

    Known for its skiing, this mountain is busy beyond winter with rock climbing, geocaching and a canopy tour. 757 Spring Mount Road, Spring Mount, Pennsylvania. 610-287-7900.

  • 4. Spring
    Spring

    This small town is just north of Houston. Here, you can hoot it up at Six Flags Splashtown (21300 I-45 North/281-355-3300), shop at Old Town Spring (405 Main Street/281-353-9310) or hit the links at Cypresswood Golf Club, one of the longest courses in the Houston area (21602 Cypresswood Drive/281-821-6300).

  • 5. Cold Spring Resort
    Cold Spring Resort, Ashland

    Secluded, but close to so much--from historical landmarks to great restaurants--this resort has been called "a gem" and "a great family resort" by TripAdvisor members. 460 North Ashland Road. 603-536-4600.

  • 6. Big Spring
    Big Spring, Van Buren, Missouri

    The largest natural spring in Missouri has an average flow of about 286 million gallons of water per day. Van Buren, Missouri.

  • 7. Cave Spring
    Cave Spring, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

    The short loop trail passes ruins of historic ranching operations as well as rock art left by the ancestral Puebloan Indians who inhabited the area 1,000 years ago. Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

  • 8. Spring River
    Spring River, Arkansas, United States

    Floatable year-round, the river's most popular stretch for canoeists is the 17 miles between Mammoth Spring State Park and the historic town of Hardy. Floaters fish for rainbow and brown trout in the upper river's naturally cold waters. 501-682-7777.

  • 9. Spring Pond Bog
    Spring Pond Bog, Altamont, New York

    This wildlife area is part of a 4,200-acre land tract comprised of forests and wetlands and a "teaching boardwalk." Altamont, New York.

  • 10. Spring Garden
    Spring Garden, Asheville

    Surround yourself with the real spring (you know, plants, birds, sunshine) as you explore the gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum. 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, North Carolina. 828-665-2492.