- from U.S. Landscapes
Having left behind the mountains and deep, thick forests, you arrive at the Central Plains.
Here, the rolling hills are lush with trees, and wildflowers bloom along the roadsides. In the mood for a swim? There are plenty of lakes and rivers to splash around in, so you're in luck! This is the Great Lakes region of the Central Plains, home to the country’s largest lake. As you go farther west you'll reach the mighty Mississippi River, which grows wider and deeper as it travels south, down to the Gulf of Mexico.