Tennessee
State Parks

Tennessee Roan Mountain State Park Camping and Hiking Trip

October 21, 2020

Situated in the midst of the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee's Roan Mountain State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities to delight any visitor to the area. Not only hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and fishing, this Tennessee state park's attractions also include the historic Miller Farmstead and the celebrated Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival.

North Carolina
National Forests

Camping and Hiking Adventure at Davidson River Campground, North Carolina

Camping at Davidson River Campground, in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest, offers plenty of outdoor opportunities including hiking, tubing, and fishing. Located only a couple of miles from the charming mountain town of Brevard, campers have easy access to restaurants, groceries, and other town amenities.

October 20, 2020
Beach Camping
Wild Camping

Wild Camping on North Carolina's Masonboro Island

Less than a mile off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina, lies an eight mile stretch of pristine, undeveloped barrier island that - due to its limited accessibility - is often overlooked as a camping destination. While summer or early fall might be the best time to plan a paddling adventure to Masonboro Island, don't rule out a winter adventure.

September 24, 2020
North Carolina
State Parks

Camping at Carolina Beach State Park, North Carolina

Perhaps lesser known than its Outer Banks cousins to the northeast, camping at Carolina Beach State Park, North Carolina, is a welcome end to the summer. Nearby Kure Beach is virtually empty, the crowds have dissipated, the no-see-ums are gone, and the Atlantic coastal waters are still bathtub warm.

September 16, 2020
New York
State Parks

Camping and Hiking at Woodland Valley Campground in New York's Catskill Mountains

The beloved children's book, "My Side of the Mountain," inspired this Catskill Mountain destination as part of our camping and hiking road trip through the northeastern United States. Around 700,000 acres have been set aside as "forever wild" by the State of New York. Woodland Valley Campground, one of their oldest public parks, made an excellent choice for us to explore the Catskills region.

August 6, 2020
Hiking
National Parks

Hike the Beehive Trail at Acadia National Park, Maine

When you find your way up to the glorious summit of the Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park, Maine, realize that a million years ago it was under 10,000 ft of water which explains a lot about the formations. Most of the exposed surfaces are smooth and the fissures have been gracefully carved by a millennia of rushing Atlantic tides.

July 23, 2020
S. Dakota

South Dakota Family Road Trip

October 29, 2019

Our family road trip across South Dakota remains a favorite vacation. South Dakota offers outdoor beauty from the vast prairies to the rolling Black Hills as well as nonstop wildlife viewing. From stunning state parks to awe-inspiring national parks, South Dakota should be on everyone’s must-see destinations.

North Carolina

Visit Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, North Carolina

April 22, 2019

Just a few miles off I-95 and well within about an hour drive of about 2 million people lies an art treasure for the senses - the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, North Carolina.

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