When I was in high school, I got a very rare opportunity to travel to Costa Rica. It was an environmentalist trip that consisted of flying through the rainforest, planting seeds, saving sea turtles, and horseback riding up an active volcano. I don’t think our parents knew what they signed us up for, because this was low-key dangerous.

Our science teacher, Mr. Stocker, his wife, and their two children volunteered to take all of us. Luckily, we had an amazing group of kids. Costa Rica is one of the most remarkable places I’ve ever been to in my entire life.

We were able to help to conserve the rainforest and wildlife, but on our last weekend, we traveled to an island that housed one of the only active volcanoes on earth.

I remember the first time I saw it, it was remarkable and otherworldly. I remember writing an email to my mom sitting in this Internet café from the village below, looking out the window, watching it, and thinking, "she is never going to believe this." We were even able to ride horseback up the side of this active volcano.

Lizzy Snyder
Lizzy Snyder

Volcanoes are majestic and dangerous, and there’s something about lava that is so rad. My trip to Costa Rica was anything but boring. I recently learned that Maine is not that boring either.

The state also has volcanos. Did you know that?

We are talking about volcanos that sit under the ground, and remnants of volcanos that erupted hundreds of millions of years ago.

According to Live Science, Maine has what they call super volcanos. In fact, there are at least four volcanoes spread out along the state's coast.

Thankfully, we shouldn't have to worry about any eruptions any time soon, but way back when, the super volcanos' eruptions "could have been among the biggest ever on Earth," geoscientist Sheila Seaman reported in the article.

Now, I could only find three volcanos, but if you know of a fourth or more, let me know.

Below is a gallery list of the volcanos in Maine that I found, and where they are located!

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