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  • Waterfalls on Fall Creek
    Waterfalls on Fall Creek
    It’s been 4 years since The Grandfather Mountaineers first enjoyed the plethora of cascades and falls along Fall Creek. And things have changed.Although there is no maintained trail, there is a path that is much easier to follow than before....
  • Bike Arlington
    Many trails will be cleared this year
    Snow alert.There is a now a large bike riding population in Arlington County and they ride in almost any weather so long as the roads and trails are clear. Arlington County announced that they will do their best to help them.“GREAT NEWS!...
  • Fort C. F. Smith location
    Preserving small spaces for history: Fort C. F. Smith
    If you follow the Civil War Trails signs you might accidentally discover Fort C. F. Smith. It is one of 19 forts that were built to protect the nation’s capital during the Civil War. That is not a proud moment in American history, but it is...
  • Chitwood Creek Falls
    Harts Cove: Old-growth forest and waterfalls on the Oregon Coast
    While the chance to see a waterfall that pours into the ocean should be motivation enough toget you to Harts Cove, the hike itself is a real winner. Between the waterfall, the old-growthSitkas, and the sweeping ocean views, you might be hard...
  • Our valuable national parks await your visit
    Five tips for hiking in your national parks
    The National Park Foundation provided the following article with many helpful suggestions. Although some of the ideas are oriented more toward hiking during the summer than during the winter (I’d argue that clothing appropriate for the...
  • November is a great outdoor month in Virginia
    November is a great outdoor month in Virginia
    As the brilliant colors of October fade into the November landscape, outdoor lovers reclaim the trails and mountains of Virginia. During October, visitors from around the globe travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America's top fall...
  • In wilderness preparation is key
    Prep for Zombie Apocalyse While Hiking
    When you are hiking almost anything can happen. You can run into a snake, get bitten by an animal, get a sprain, fall, break something, get dehydrated, get heat stress, get lost, and more. While a zombie apocalypse occurring while you are hiking...
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park Fall Foliage
    Sweetwater Creek Hiking Trails Blazing with Fall Color
    The golden peak of autumn has reached Sweetwater Creek State Park, in Lithia Springs, for the first time since last year! The conservation park is west of Atlanta, just a few minutes from I-20. Home to some of the most fascinating hikes in the...
  • Tom Lowe Trail
    Go for a hike on November 17th, National Take a Hike Day
    There are plenty of hiking opportunities available in our area, from park trails, to rail-trails and even the Appalachian Trail of which 229 miles are in Pennsylvania. Hiking is a great opportunity to get some exercise, see beautiful scenery and...
  • Stu Lohr at Lohr's Falls
    A Man and His Waterfall
    On December 18, 1994, Stu Lohr, along with his wife, Kathy, and their dog Misty, hiked down to Yellow Branch Falls using the old trail that used to follow Yellow Branch to the falls. On their return, where the trail crossed over Yellow Branch, the...
  • North Fork Trail
    Hiking in Jefferson County: North Fork Trail at Reynolds Park
    After years of work and planning, the North Fork Trail at Reynolds Park opened in mid-October. The North Fork Trail is no walk in the park, it's a 9.3-mile trail that takes visitors up and down through the forest, over the foothills, through a...
  • Frenchtown Preserve
    The Frenchtown Preserve
    The Frenchtown Preserve is located in the small town of Frenchtown in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The 150-acre preserve is part of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park and is managed by the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry. The Preserve...
  • Red maple
    Bursts of colors on the Custis Trail
    Everywhere you look this time of year, there are beautiful fall colors. They won’t last much longer because a cold front with a little breeze will knock down the remaining leaves. Overnight temperatures will reach the 30’s by Wednesday...
  • Ballston Pond on November 3rd
    Following the cold and wind, what's next?
    Raking leaves could be next. While a young boy living in small town America on the edge of town, we had a very large yard with an apple and pear orchard. The neighbors next door owned a meat market, and at home they were avid gardeners. One crop...
  • Stroll the boardwalk at beautiful Lake Ashby Park
    Stroll the boardwalk at beautiful Lake Ashby Park
    Peaceful and serene, Lake Ashby Park provides park visitors numerous recreational activities on and around the freshwater lake. One of Volusia County park gems, this lakefront park is home to a variety of wildlife and bird species and is part of...