Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Menasha Ridge Press

Visit Menasha Ridge Press at Outdoor Retailer

Greetings from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market! Menasha Ridge Press is excited as always to spend a week playing in the snowy Wasatch Mountains, hanging out with friends, and showing off our newest guidebooks. We will be in booth #32058—in the middle of all the fun in the...

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Alaska Highway, Havasupai, Five Star Trails: The Ozarks, Mount Whitney, Bend

Trips in 2017 to Feed Your Wanderlust

Happy 2017, fellow outdoors enthusiasts! If you haven’t already started, now is a great time to take a good look at your calendar and start planning your travels for the coming year. If you have lots of ideas but no set plans, take the next step,...

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Weetamoo Woods, Rhode Island hiking, Matt Willen

A Hike at Weetamoo Woods in Rhode Island

I was in Rhode Island a couple of weeks ago to pick up a boat of mine that was being repaired, and I thought I would take a hike as long as I was up there. A friend recommended that I check out Weetamoo Woods,...

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy, American Hiking Society, First Descents, Nature Conservancy, Parks 4 Kids, last minute outdoor gift ideas

Give the Gift of The Outdoors

It's December 22nd—three days before Hanukkah and Christmas. You still haven't finished shopping for gifts for your loved ones. Maybe you're a procrastinator (I know I am). Maybe you've been in bed with the flu. Or maybe you just don't know what to buy. Luckily, we're...

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How to Hike in the Winter

[caption id="attachment_4146" align="alignleft" width="300"] ORAt the top of a steep section of the AT near Canopus Lake, NY, January 2016[/caption] Winter is officially here! Just because the weather is getting colder and the precipitation is coming in the form of freezing rain and snow doesn't mean...

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Best Tent Camping: New Jersey, Matt Willen, Worthington State Forest, New Jersey camping

Best Camping in Northern New Jersey

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) has always been a bit of an enigma to me. In spite of its size (it spans over 70,000 acres in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River), its extensive natural scenery, and its vast...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston, Lafe Low, hikes near Boston, Massachusetts hiking

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Boston: Third Installment

I've had a minor epiphany regarding the 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston book I am revising. The last element of each hike profile is a Nearby Attraction—other things to do and see nearby, restaurants, things like that. This is a Boston book, my friends....

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Best Tent Camping: New Jersey, Matt Willen, High Point State Park

Camping in New Jersey’s High Point State Park

This fall, I began working on my next guidebook project, the second edition of Best Tent Camping: New Jersey. The first edition of the book was written by Marie Javins, who no longer lives in the Northeast. Given my close proximity to New Jersey, Menasha Ridge...

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#OptOutside, REI, Menasha Ridge Press #OptOutside,

Spending Thanksgiving on the Trails

Last week, we shared how Menasha Ridge Press will #OptOutside on Black Friday by shutting down our website for the day while we all spend time outdoors. We invited our authors to join us, REI, and other industry leaders and were met with a resounding...

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