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Top 8 U.S. safari destinations

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 11, 2012, 7:58 p.m.
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Moose Alley, Maine

Aside from creatures like bison and grizzly bears, moose are one of the most impressive species in North America, size-wise. The large members of the deer family can weigh more than 1,000 pounds. Males are known for their huge antlers, which are at their biggest in the summer and fall. If you want to see moose, the best idea is to head toward the Canadian border, where they can be spotted during the warmer seasons of the year grazing in wetland areas all through the northernmost U.S. One of the best places to see them is in Maine, particularly in an area dubbed Moose Alley. Some of the roads in this region (Route 16 and Route 201) are ideal, though Maine resorts like the Saddleback Resort offer moose tours that allow people to head out do more than whiz pass the creatures as they drive down the highway.