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Recent Hiking Articles

  • Peninsula State Park in Door County Atop the seventy-five foot high viewing platform overlooking the water.Deeded to the state in 1909, Peninsula is the second-oldest park in the state system and the most visited—it draws more visitors per year than Yellowstone National Park.
  • The Best Late Summer Hikes in Mt. Rainier National Park The view from Glacier Basin in Mt. Rainier National Park.The late summer offers a window for spectacular hikes on Mt. Rainier, when most of the snow on the trails has melted. Here are the trails you can’t miss.
  • Outdoor Activities at Land Between the Lakes Land Between the Lakes is home to about fifty Bison.The Land Between the Lakes offers great opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, biking, camping, and wildlife-watching. Find the best local activities.
  • Wisconsin’s Newport State Park Rocks are clearly visible in shallow water at the edge of Lake Michigan in Newport State Park.Not much is wild in Door County anymore, but the state’s only designated wilderness park is here; the rough, isolated, backwoods Newport State Park.
  • Savoring Fall Foliage Across Kentucky The Great Gulf Overlook in Kentucky, rich with autumn colors.all in Kentucky is a sensory experience, marked by crisp and cool mornings, pumpkin- flavored everything, the smell of bonfires, and, perhaps above all else, the colors of the changing leaves. Together, these beautiful trees—the bright reds and oranges of sugar maples; the plum purple of ash; the yellow of poplars, birches, and willows; and ...

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Hiking in the Rocky Mountains

  • Exploring Lake McDonald Valley Sunset on Lake McDonald.Lake McDonald Valley has all the earmarks of glacial action—it’s long, straight, and U-shaped—and offers a host of great recreational opportunities, from camping to biking to horseback riding. Read on to plan your trip to the home of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.
  • The Skalkaho Pass Road in Southwestern Montana A row of sheep grazing along the snow-covered banks of Rock Creek.With opportunities for fishing or a family-friendly stop at a sapphire mine, the Skalkaho Pass Road and its nearby sights are worth the time. The drive connects two otherwise distant valleys along a route with great scenic value.
  • Hiking Essentials for Glacier National Park A narrow hiking path lined with wildflowers above a deep aqua blue lake.Hiking in Glacier demands preparedness. Unpredictable fast-changing weather can mutate a warm summer day into wintry conditions in hours. Outdoors expert Becky Lomax tells you what to bring when hitting the trails in Glacier National Park.