The Chippewa National Forest

Encompassing three of Minnesota’s largest lakes, plus the infant Mississippi River and thousands of acres of forest and wetland, the Chippewa National Forest is absolutely packed with recreational opportunities. Here’s an overview of what the park has to offer for outdoors and camping enthusiasts.

Recreation in Spearfish, South Dakota

Some of the best recreation in the Black Hills is concentrated along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Laural A. Bidwell recommends the area’s best trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts, the best place to tee up for golfers, and more.

Trails and Resources for Bicycling in Denver

The Cherry Creek Bike Path and Platte River Greenway are the main activity paths within Denver, but each extends beyond the county lines with offshoots to many other popular paths for bicycling. Author Mindy Sink points cyclists toward three popular Denver city trails and also shares useful resources for biking in Colorado.

The Waterfall Route from Baños to Puyo

There are nearly a dozen waterfalls along the road from Baños to Puyo. Here are the best ways to experience this scenic route from biking to guided tours to impressive cable-car views.

San Diego City Beaches: Point Loma and Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach’s streets are a maze of unique local shops and eateries, and the neighborhood attracts bohemians and beatniks with its distinct counterculture vibe. Point Loma tends to be a little less irreverent, but just as easygoing. Ericka Chickowski tells you all you need to know to navigate this unique corner of San Diego.