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  1. How to Enjoy the Beltline, Atlanta’s Most Popular Pedestrian Byway

    Atlanta’s Beltline trail may get crowded, but it offers a unique, traffic-free resource for city dwellers to explore parks and neighborhoods.

  2. Quandary Peak – Your First Winter 14er

    Quandary Peak is Colorado's best 14er to start your winter mountain hiking adventures.

  3. RootsRated Conservation, Advocacy, & Organizations Directory

    Here are some organizations and conservation groups that we know are all about preserving and protecting our country's wild places.

  4. 4 Reasons Why Rain Shouldn’t Ruin Your Trip to Pisgah

    The rain and fog may hamper some of those spectacular views in the Pisgah National Forest, but the wet environment may be just as rewarding.

  5. Portland’s Worst Day of the Year Ride & More Winter Fun

    Skiing is great, but there are plenty of other outdoorsy ways to enjoy this year's snow. Here, 5 fun winter adventures in Portland to do now.

  6. 15 Outdoor Adventures to Knock Off Your Asheville Bucket List in 2016

    You'll find epic hikes, spectacular waterfalls, mountain vistas, and incredible trips on this Asheville bucket list of outdoor adventures.

  7. 10 Outdoor Adventures for Birmingham Athletes in 2016

    From waterfall-exploring hikes to group bike rides and runs, Birmingham athletes have plenty of options for outdoor adventures in 2016.

  8. How to Help Give Back to Philadelphia’s Outdoors

    Whether planting trees or constructing trails, here are five fantastic ways to give back to Philadelphia's outdoors.

  9. 5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

    Craving an overnight winter adventure, but not freezing in your tent? Check out these Oregon state parks that offer cozy cabins and yurts.

  10. Seattle-Area Skiing: A Handy Guide for the 2015-2016 Season

    Seattle-area skiing is some of the country's best, and now is prime time to go. Here, a handy guide for the 2015-2016 season.

  11. Osprey Packs and RootsRated Announce Partnership for 2016

    In a joint press release, Osprey Packs and RootsRated have announced an integrated digital marketing partnership for 2016.

  12. A Conversation About Alabama's Bright Mountain Biking Future

    The Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers have created some of the best mountain biking trails in the state—we sat down with the President to learn more.

  13. 5 Family-Friendly, Historic Hikes in Central Alabama

    These 5 historic hikes offer family-friendly trails that can get you outside with the kids and learn some Alabama history.

  14. Enjoy Alabama’s Lake Martin Before Summer’s Over

    Alabama's Lake Martin, once the largest manmade lake in the U.S., is the perfect destination for swimming, paddling, hiking—and eating.

  15. The Best Way to Enjoy Alabama’s Coosa River

    Tips on enjoying Alabama's Coosa River, which offers Class II and III rapids that work for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike.

  16. A Conversation with Girls on the Run Montgomery

    We sat down the the co-executive directors of the Girls on the Run River Region to discuss how they got into running and why they worked to bring GOTR to their area.

  17. Exploring Alabama’s Newest Mountain Bike Trails at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    Riding next to 60-foot rock walls and atop stunning vistas highlight the new mountain bike trails at Alabama's Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

  18. 5 of the Best Summer Hikes in Central Alabama

    Check out these heat-beating hikes in Central Alabama that offer an escape into deep forests and woodsy wonderlands.

  19. 3 Ways to Enjoy the Coosa in Alabama’s River Region

    Take advantage of Alabama's Coosa River, one of the state's great resources, with whitewater kayaking, fishing, and festivals to enjoy.

  20. Montgomery's Walk of Life: More Than Your Average 5K

    Montgomery, Alabama's annual Walk of Life 5K is a great race with an even better underlying cause. You won't want to miss it this April 18.

  21. Finding the Best Trails for Spotting Wild Turkey in Alabama

    Turkey isn't just on the menu around Thanksgiving—Alabama features several trails perfect for spotting wild turkey and other amazing birds.

  22. Find Big Outdoor Adventure in Small Town Wetumpka, Alabama

    From whitewater paddling and fishing on the Coosa River to hiking and mountain biking, small Wetumpka, Alabama, offers great outdoor fun.

  23. 16 Outdoor Adventures in Charlotte for 2016

    Climb to the highest point on the East Coast, explore scenic waterfalls, and plan a year of fun with these outdoor adventures in Charlotte.

  24. All Aboard: Exploring the Abandoned Railroad of the Salmonberry River Trail

    Abandoned train equipment and dark tunnels are among the highlights along the Salmonberry River trail. Here's why you should explore it now.

  25. Where to Log Winter Miles in Washington DC

    It may be chilly, but blissfully uncrowded trails are a welcome reward for braving the conditions to log winter miles in DC.

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