A mesh day-tent covers a picnic table at the side of a lake on a sunny day with thick clouds in the sky.

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.

A wide dirt trail follows a narrow stream through the canyon.

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.

A cyclist dressed warmly rides across a pathway built low over a creek.

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.

Setting over the water, the sun illuminates the cut-out letters reading Ocean Beach on a metal gate.

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.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: C

New York unrolled its new bike-share program, Citi Bike, just this spring. It’s already the talk of the town, and, with stations throughout Manhattan, it’s a great way to navigate the city. All you need is a credit card to participate. (A seven-day pass is $25!)

A simple stone bridge lead to the main building of the nursery.

Sights, Accommodations, and Camping along I-90 in Northwestern Montana

Forest-rimmed, hilly, and as wild as an interstate ever gets, I-90 follows the Clark Fork and St. Regis Rivers most of the way between the Idaho border and Missoula. From the state line east to Frenchtown, just west of Missoula, I-90 follows the Mullan Road, built by John Mullan and his crew in the 1860s as a military road from Fort Benton to Walla Walla, Washington.