Glimpsing Iowa’s prairie past

At the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Iowa, their tallgrass prairie habitat is a small but compelling corner of the 56-acre complex, a symphony of colors and textures in summer.

Mountain Biking at Hickory Knob

For both scenery and a technical challenge on your mountain bike, the Lakeview Trail at Hickory Knob Resort State Park in South Carolina offers a great ride.

Mountain Biking at Baker Creek

Scouting the Baker Creek Mountain Bike Trail in McCormick, South Carolina was a bit of a challenge, between ice storm damage and a lack of recent experience on steep terrain.

Exploring Maquoketa Caves State Park

Your view of Iowa is turned upside down at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a family-friendly caving destination south of Dubuque that lets you climb right in and explore wild caves.

Dogsledding in Quebec

For a chilly thrill in the dead of winter in Quebec, there’s nothing like racing through the snowy forests of Duchesnay behind a team of sled dogs who know their stuff.

Hocking Hills: Full of Hikers

Full of geologic wonders that you wouldn’t expect to find in Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park is a big draw for hikers, worth the trip to get there.

Pine Grove Reflections

Pine Grove Furnace State Park south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is notable for being the mid-point of the Appalachian Trail. In the heart of winter, it gets icy.

Gateway to Gathland

At Gathland State Park in Maryland, this smaller stone arch is almost forgotten with the heavy significance of the War Correspondents Memorial arch just around the corner.

View from Cheaha

Cheaha State Park Alabama afford views unparalleled for the region. This state park is truly vertical, showing off a spur of rock rising well above the valleys below. The Pinhoti Trail follows its top.