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  • Hike Virginia on National Trails Day
    Hike Virginia on National Trails Day
    The American Hiking Society's National Trails Day is held each year on the first Saturday in June. National Trails Day events will take place in every state in the U.S. on June 6, 2015 and include hikes, horseback and biking rides, paddling...
  • Flat Laurel Creek Trail
    Flat Laurel Creek Trail
    Anyone who hikes the South Carolina mountains and the lower North Carolina mountains are always struck by the difference in the terrain when up on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the 6000 foot level, especially up around the 218 mile marker with the...
  • Hiking the Bison Peak Trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness
    Hiking the Bison Peak Trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness
    Hikers seeking to escape the crowded front range hikes and rise to a greater challenge might be interested in the Bison Peak Trail in the Tarryall Mountains of the Lost Creek Wilderness. This trail is not for the faint of heart. The most popular...
  • Whiting Road Nature Preserve
    Hiking exercises the body and heals the soul
    Bird watching, biking, hiking on trails, horseback riding, leashed dog walking, winter snow shoeing and cross county skiing may be enjoyed at Whiting Road Nature Preserve. Camping, fires, trapping and motorized vehicles are prohibited at Whiting...
  • Fish on
    89 degrees in the shade along the Potomac
    It was very warm today, but if you were in the shade, it didn’t feel that bad. Today’s hike was Donaldson Run to the Potomac River. If you are familiar with that trail, then you know that you must cross the stream several times,...
  • 24 hours in Pacifica
    24 hours in Pacifica
    One of my favorite getaways is the coastal town of Pacifica. Located on the San Mateo coast it is a mere 15 minutes from San Francisco but feels worlds away. Fronted by the Pacific Ocean and nestled between mountainous terrain to the north and...
  • Bartholomew's Cobble Sheffield MA
    Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield MA a Scenic Site for Hiking
    Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield MA is a scenic hiking trail and nature center located in the Berkshires. It was formed when the Taconic and Bershire mountain ranges were formed. It has over five miles of moderate hiking trails for adults and...
  • Donaldson Run looks pretty
    Going fishing
    Arlington Outdoors writer used to be an avid fisherman. Fishing became more or less a thing of the past for several good reasons:You can’t eat the fish that you catch without fear from contamination.The process requires gear and upkeep...
  • Flat Laurel Creek Cascades
    Flat Laurel Creek Cascades
    With knobs and balds towering above you at 6,000 feet, the terrain around Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway is impressive. Just west of Graveyard Fields and Black Balsam Knob is a really interesting terrain feature. The parking area for...
  • Thomas Creek Trail
    Hike for your health
    Hike down an old trolley bed, a canal towpath and wetland all in one trip on Thomas Creek Trail. The trail is 1.2 miles one way just north of the Erie Canal in Fairport NY. The dirt trail is separated in two segments separated by 0.3 miles.The...
  • Hiking trails - Who has the 'right-of-way'?
    Who has the right-of-way on the trail?
    Hiking is a great escape from the rest of the world. The best part of a trail, is often discovered far away from any sight or sound of other people. Unfortunately, on most day hikes you'll encounter other hikers. At those moments, when you...
  • MunkPack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
    MunkPack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
    MunkPack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze is a new alternative to the mountains of snack bars on the market.Tired of the same old bars filled with sugar and fillers, Michelle Leutzinger and Tobias Glienke decided to take snacks in a new direction. Inspired...
  • Crampons designed to help you walk through the unforgiving ground
    Crampons designed to help you walk through the unforgiving ground
    Planning an outdoor adventure after a big rain? Or have you struggled or slipped going up hills on a woodland walk in the snow at another time of year? One company, Hillsound, has a device for your shoes that will help you maintain traction on a...
  • Perinton Trolley Trail
    Hiking is the best workout!
    Perinton Trolley Trail passes thru suburban backyards and remote woods. The 4.4-mile trail has a packed stonedust surface with a one-way riding time of 35 minutes. The route has little rise in elevation considered an easy ride. It’s open for...
  • 3 "Secret" Places
    "Secret" Places Along Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway
    Well, these places aren't really secret but they do tend to be relatively unknown to most folks. As a test, here are 3 questions:What is the name of the state park at Lake Jocassee?Where is Keowee-Toxaway State Park?What exactly is Long Shoals...
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