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  1. The 10 Best Outdoor Adventures in Shenandoah Valley

    The Shenandoah Valley is one of the East Coast’s best-kept secrets, providing outdoor enthusiasts with opportunities to hike, paddle, and bike amid some of the country's most spectacular scenery.

  2. 6 Reasons to Spend the Holidays on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    Enjoy parades, holiday lights, street parties, coffee with Santa, and more with a holiday trip to the Gulf Coast.

  3. How to Put Together the Perfect Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing Trip Near Charlotte

    If you're in Charlotte, you can take a day trip to the mountains of western North Carolina for great snowshoeing and skiing.

  4. The 5 Best Trail and Ale Pairings in Pennsylvania's Happy Valley

    Central Pennsylvania is filled with places to enjoy a stellar trail run or hours of mountain biking. And how better to cool down afterwards than enjoy a sip of liquid gold at one of the region’s five craft breweries and pubs.

  5. Snow Caves, Igloos, and Fending Off Frostbite: An Icy Cold Winter Adventure

    A weekend snow cave challenge turns extra frosty when an ill-timed blizzard wreaks havoc on our writer's adventure.

  6. 5 Tips for Winter Trail Running

    Charlotte's mild winters and trails near downtown make it easy to train outside in all four seasons.

  7. How to Have an Unforgettable Motorcycle Trip on the Cumberland Plateau

    The region surrounding Cookeville, Tennessee, as become one of the country's top motorcycle destinations. Here's what makes it so great—and how to make the trip yourself.

  8. Winter Stargazing: A Heads-Up Guide for Winter Campers and Backpackers

    From Orion to the Seven Sisters, here's what to look (up) for to get the best winter stargazing.

  9. The History of River House Ruin (and How to Experience It Today)

    River House Ruin offers visitors a true taste of southern Utah’s storied history — here’s how to make the most of your exploration.

  10. 10 Peaks to Visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this Winter (and How to Explore Them)

    Hop on a bike, strap on some crampons, and grab a backpack to explore these 10 peaks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this winter.

  11. An Insider’s Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska

    You don't have to trek to Scandinavia to experience this stunning phenomenon. Here's how to see the Northern Lights in Alaska.

  12. 7 Tips for Introducing Kids to Outdoor Activities

    As devices become more integrated into a child’s development, it is more important than ever to make outdoor activity a regular part of life from an early age.

  13. A Guide to Exploring Alabama’s Flagg Mountain

    Refurbished cabins and new camping regulations have made Flagg Mountain more accessible to campers.

  14. Gee, Haw: A Weekend Immersion Into the Basics of Dog Sledding

    Learning the basics of this hardcore sport offers a new appreciation of nature, dogs, and our connection to them both.

  15. The 6 Best Downhill Mountain Biking Rides in Alabama

    Here are the top spots in Alabama where mountain bikers can get their downhill fix.

  16. 48 Hours of Adventure in Charlotte

    Your guide to 48 hours of outdoor adventure and great food, drinks, and entertainment in Charlotte.

  17. Hiking, Biking, Camping, Fishing & Paddling in North Carolina’s 4 National Forests

    North Carolina’s national forests offer world class hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and backcountry camping,

  18. A Quick & Dirty Guide to Winston-Salem’s Trail Running Scene

    A guide to training programs, local clubs, and other resources to help you plug in to Winston-Salem's trail running scene.

  19. The Most Freakish Animal Noises You'll Hear in Nature

    From the iconic howl of a coyote to the terrifying shriek of the puma, these are the the most freakish animal noises you'll hear in nature.

  20. The 5 Best Overnight Hikes in Alabama

    Don't have much time to get out? Here are five great one-nighter backpacking trips in Alabama.

  21. Exploring Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

    Your guide to Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Alabama's most famous ghost town.

  22. A Day on the Tweetsie Trail: What to See & Do When You Bike from Johnson City to Elizabethton, TN

    The Tweetsie Trail, a Rails-to-Trails path, traverses forests, creeks, and bridges among lovely rock formations.

  23. 10 Must-Visit Waterfalls in Northeast Tennessee

    Northeast Tennessee is abounding with beautiful rivers and streams that flow into spectacular waterfalls of all shapes and sizes.

  24. 11 of the Best Northeast Tennessee Trail Towns (and What to Do in Each)

    Northeast Tennessee is known for its mountains and countryside, but towns tucked into the landscape hold even more treasures.

  25. The History of Skiing in the Poconos

    Today, the Pennsylvania [Pocono Mountains](https://www.poconomountains.com) are known as one of the top ski destinations on the East Coast as well as a scenic outdoor escape any time of the year. The area was first famous for something very different.

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