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  1. The Story Behind South Mountains State Park

    The South Mountains are the site of Native American trade routes, an early gold discovery, and trails blazed by the CCC.

  2. From the Titanic to the Twisted: A Guide to Some of America’s Best Old-Growth Hikes

    From 1,000-year-old specimens to century-old sentinels, old-growth trees add a mystical, almost reverent element to any adventure. Here, some of the best old-growth hikes in America.

  3. 4 Places to Canoe & Kayak Within 1 Hour of Montgomery

    Montgomery is within striking distance of some of the finest canoeing and kayaking in Alabama.

  4. A Quick Guide to Treating Bites and Stings

    Be prepared treat bites and stings while exploring the outdoors in Alabama.

  5. Epic Trails, Excellent Beer: How to Hike the Triple Crown in Virginia (and Where to Drink Afterward)

    Hike and drink your way through some of the best Blue Ridge Mountains landmarks: McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs, and Dragon's Tooth.

  6. How to Up Your Coffee Game on the Trail

    Forget those crummy instant mixes: These pro tips show you how to up your coffee game on the trail, no barista experience required.

  7. The Complete Guide to Water Sports on South Holston Lake

    Spreading along the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains, the 7,850-acre South Holston Lake is shared by Virginia and Tennessee. It's a hub for water sports and recreation in the region, and less than 30 minutes from Abingdon, Va.,

  8. Pro Tips for Pulling Off the Perfect Adult Camping Trip with Friends

    From how to cook for a crowd to planning your adventure for the day, these insider tips will help pave the way for an awesome adult camping trip with friends.

  9. 9 Remarkable CCC Hikes and Sites in Alabama

    Cabins, bridges and other structures in Alabama parks reveal the rich history of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  10. The 7 Best Disc Golf Courses in Alabama

    Alabama is home to many great disc golf courses, but many consider these seven the best.

  11. 10 Tips for Getting into Road Cycling

    Alabama has excellent areas for road cycling, and these tips will help you start your riding obsession quickly and safely.

  12. How to Plan a Summer Trip on a Shoestring Budget

    Traveling well doesn't have to mean emptying your bank account. Here, how to plan a summer trip on a shoestring budget.

  13. Wildlife Safety Guidelines: A Primer for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    The proximity to bears, bison, and snakes is part of the thrill of being in the outdoors. But savvy adventurers should follow proper wildlife safety guidelines.

  14. How to Have an Adventurous Beach Getaway From Charlotte

    Here's how to plan a Wilmington beach getaway that’s part outdoor adventure, part city tour, and 100% fun.

  15. Take the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge

    Challenge yourself to walk, run, bike, or paddle 100 miles in one year.

  16. Learn Outdoor Skills at the Cheaha Wilderness Women Weekend

    The Cheaha Wilderness Women Weekend will teach women skills in exploring the outdoors, traveling and enjoying wilderness.

  17. Finding Relief in Non-Mountain States: Rugged Hiking Where You’d Least Expect It

    You don't have to live in Colorado or California to enjoy rugged hiking. Here, some of the most underrated outings you can find in non-mountainous states.

  18. Experiencing the Biltmore Estate in Asheville

    The Biltmore Estate combines Victorian-era hospitality with some of the best hiking, biking, and paddling in Asheville.

  19. Travel Back in Time at These 9 Alabama Diners, Drive-Ins, and Luncheonettes

    From Mobile to Huntsville these iconic neon-framed chrome buildings are bringing back a touch of nostalgia and some of the best American food you can find.

  20. Your Alabama Guide to Axe Throwing

    One of the fastest-growing sports in America, axe throwing has spread all the way from Canada to Alabama.

  21. 9 Reasons to Visit Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve in Alabama

    Whether you want a quiet walk in the woods, a peaceful night under the stars, or a little excitement via zip lining, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Preserve has something for you.

  22. 5 Great Lazy Float Trips in Alabama

    Spend a lazy summer day floating these Alabama creeks in your canoe, kayak, or old-school inner tube.

  23. Why Central Montana Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List This Year

    Tucked between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, Central Montana features Western culture, remarkable scenery, and rich history—plus an abundance of outdoor adventure.

  24. The Insider’s Guide to Lake Norman State Park

    some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.

  25. An Ode to Alabama’s National Wildlife Refuges

    Alabama's 11 National Wildlife Refuges protect fragile landscapes and wildlife habitats.

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