The Best Ways to Celebrate PlayCleanGo Week

The first-ever PlayCleanGo Awareness Week will take place June 1–8, 2019! This means that if you still aren't sure about what PlayCleanGo is all about (though you should—we've been posting since November!), you will have an entire week to immerse yourself in PlayCleanGo principles, become an...

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The Best Rail-Trails to Bike in New York

Grab a copy of the new Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York, and start exploring the Empire State by bike. Warren County Bikeway Visitors can expect a couple of easy climbs as they travel on the Warren County Bikeway through the southern Adirondacks for 10 miles between...

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Flagg Mountain, Nimblewill Nomad, Alabama hiking

Why Flagg Mountain is the New Springer Mountain

Everyone who knows anything about the Appalachian Trail has heard of Springer Mountain in Georgia—the southern terminus of the A.T. Mile 0 for all #NOBO hikers, and the emotional end for all #SOBO hikers. But if you're scratching your head wondering what or where Flagg...

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Why You Should Love Independent Bookstores

Independent Bookstore Day is April 27th this year. Which is quite possibly our second favorite semi-holiday, after National Trails Day. We adore indie bookstores, and here's why you should too. They're a local business If there's one thing we love to support, it's local businesses. Especially local bookstores,...

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Earth Day, Menasha Ridge Press

Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! As publishers of outdoor recreation books, this day means a great deal to us. Without clean air, clean water, well-maintained trails, and public lands, we would have nowhere to enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors. Earth Day has been around for 49 years....

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Five-Star Trails: The Ozarks, Menasha Ridge Press, Jim Warnock

A Rainy Hike on the Redding Loop in Arkansas

Hiker-dog and I needed a nice long dayhike. The expected rain began about one hour into our hike. The temperature hovered around 44-degrees. Just perfect! Dogwoods provided accents across the forest understory. I paused to take a photo of a single bloom, causing Hiker-dog to return...

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