Five Hidden Gems to Hike in D.C. This Fall

At first glance, Washington, D.C., may seem like a large city with an inescapable amount of people and politics. Even the sightseeing-worthy national monuments and museums will find you elbow-to-elbow with equally contemplative tourists. While touring the traditional D.C. monuments is all well and good, Renee...

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Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, wildflowers,

Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

"It has been several decades since I first set foot on the Appalachian Trail. As I stepped forth from Springer Mountain, Georgia, on that early spring day, I was ready to revel in the grand scenery of the mountains, the far-off vistas, the roaring waterfalls,...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia

Top Hikes for Kids in Philadelphia

People flock to Philadelphia for its history and its architecture, but the City of Brotherly Love is also full of fantastic outdoor spaces to stretch your legs and get a good dose of Mother Nature. And if you want to combine education with recreation, summer...

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John Muir Trail, section hiking the JMT

Day and Section Hiking on the John Muir Trail

Declared as one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic’s Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Thousands of...

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Best Tent Camping Kentucky, Canoeing and Kayaking Kentucky, Barrel Strength Bourbon

Hiking and Camping Down the Bourbon Trail

Kentucky is a state diverse in its tourism opportunities. From an outdoor perspective, the center of the state has numerous lakes where you can spend day after summer day cooling off from that hot Kentucky sun. Rugged and mountainous eastern Kentucky has its high points,...

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Best Tent Camping: Montana, camping in Montana

Best Campgrounds in Montana for Families

While Montana has maybe 1 million people, you’d never guess it by visiting one of the state’s national parks in the middle of summer tourist season. Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park are mesmerizing and definitely worth a visit, but the exceptional scenery doesn’t stop outside...

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Five-Star Trails: Adirondacks, Tim Starmer, Menasha Ridge Press, hiking in the Adirondacks, Cat Mountain, Stewart and Indian Lakes, Tongue Mountain Range

Best Hikes if You Want to be Alone in Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park is gigantic. Huge. Massive. The park’s boundaries encompass 9,375 square miles, larger than the neighboring states of Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. As you drive toward any of the hundreds of trailheads, you can feel the forest encroaching on...

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10 Breathtaking Reasons to Visit Havasupai

January and February are rough months, friends. The excitement from the holidays is over, the weather is cold and bleak, and summer feels so far away. Luckily, we’re here to save the day. The new edition of Exploring Havasupai by Greg Witt is hot off the press and ready to...

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