Along the Muskegon River in Michigan, Big Rapids Riverwalk stretches several miles through the heart of Big Rapids, with scenic views of – you guessed it – river rapids from this linear park that links with the White Pine Trail.
Like to hike, bike, and paddle? We do, too. These articles will get you out on the trail and enjoying nature in parks, forests, and natural areas around the world.
Capturing a fleeting moment along the Oregon Coast Trail: sunset over the Pacific Ocean at the base of Heceta Head, home of the famed Heceta Head Lighthouse, north of Florence, Oregon
Winter is the best time to visit Orlando Wetlands Park, a prime birding destination located along SR 50 between Orlando and Titusville in the small town of Christmas.
Foraging for fungus in Estacada, Oregon, means immersing in a pastime that locals pursue with a passion.
On a June trip to Duluth, the surprise discovery of a garden hidden in the woods along the Superior Hiking Trail at Enger Tower helped ease the pain of losing a loved one.
Where its namesake river drops 900 feet in three miles, Minnesota’s Cascade River State Park is a dramatic place to take a deeply wooded hike along Lake Superior’s North Shore.
What’s the best way to see Isle Royale National Park, the least visited and most remote National Park in the continental United States? Explore its rocky ridges and dense woods by backpacking across it.
A hike on the Colorado River Greenway to the North Reach and Davis Dam in Laughlin, Nevada, offers up-close encounters with a ghost town, the river, and the Mohave desert.
One of Florida’s most beautiful beaches, Barefoot Beach in North Naples is a sandy ribbon two miles long with a 2-mile hiking loop to access Wiggins Pass.
Protecting the swamp forest where the Ashepoo River rises, Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Great Swamp Sanctuary, offers more than 4 miles of trails for exploration of the swamp.
Where do you find a Venus fly-trap in its native habitat? Within a 75 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. Hikers, of course, have the upper hand in finding this tiny carnivore in the wild.
With habitat diversity reminiscent of Florida, Carolina Beach State Park is a great place to learn about and see carnivorous plants, especially the native Venus fly-trap.