The Rainbow Lake Trail near Whistler.

Summer Recreation in Whistler

During the few months that they aren’t covered in snow, the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort come alive with locals and tourists alike enjoying hiking, guided naturalist walks, mountain biking, and horseback riding, or just marveling at the mountainscape from the comfort of the lifts.

Letchworth Gorge in Finger Lakes National Park.

Wild New York

The Adirondacks, Catskills, and Finger Lakes are particularly well known for their wild places, but every region of the state offers something special. Here’s where to go to get outdoors in New York state.

View from a stone path at the edge of the volcano's steaming crater.

Visiting Volcán Masaya National Park

An easy day trip from Managua, Masaya, or Granda, Volcán Masaya is Nicaragua’s most impressive outdoor attraction: one of the most visibly active volcanoes in the country. Read on to find out what the park has to offer beyond its famous overlook.

View of the San Juan Islands across the water with large rocks and pine trees in the foreground.

Seattle Day Hike: Cedar Lake

The Chuckanut Mountains are best known for the colorful drive along Puget Sound during the fall. Open for hiking year-round, Cedar Lake is one of the mountain’s best lakes, a small, quiet swimming hole on the mountain’s northeastern end. Author Scott Leonard shares information about the length of the hike, the optional climb to view Puget Sound, and more.

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.

Afternoon sunlight on water lapping gently along the yellow sand of Seven Seas Beach.

Visiting the Bustling Seaside Town of Fajardo

Fajardo is a bustling little seaside town notable for its marinas and water sports enthusiasts. It’s also an excellent seaborne transportation hub to Caribbean points east, where you can catch a ferry or sailboat to Vieques, Culebra, St. Thomas, and beyond.