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Top 10 Gifts for Campers That They Can't Do Without

Have we learned a LOT. Over the last 18 months that we've been playing outside, we have learned a thing or two in our 21,000 miles traveled, 109 nights camped at 51 different campsites in all sorts of conditions. With 6 of us on the travel team, our goal from the beginning has been to keep our kit as simple and lean as possible so that it's easy to hit the road.

November 11, 2019

North Carolina
State Parks

Weekend Camping at Hanging Rock State Park

While a few millennia of erosion has leveled the once mighty Sauratown Mountains, time has done little to diminish their awe-inspiring beauty at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina. Along with the better known and larger Appalachian range to the north and west, the isolated Sauratowns were once 20,000 ft tall, rivaling those found in the Rockies. Now, they are a regional treasure for a whole host of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and rock climbing.

November 6, 2019

10 Best Children Books to Encourage Nature Study & Exploration

Spark a child’s imagination and curiosity about the natural world with these 10 great nature books and gift ideas. With modern technology, we now have unequalled access to more information about nature than ever thought possible, but knowing facts isn’t the same as understanding the living creature as a whole. 

November 6, 2019

Vermont
Guides

15 Best Places to See in Vermont

A whirlwind of 15 stops in America's 14th state that will give you a taste of the unique culture, rich history, and natural beauty of the grand state of Vermont. Prepare yourself to be captivated by this incredibly diverse state with 15 best places to visit and to wish you could call the Green Mountain State home.

October 20, 2019

Massachusetts
State Parks

Camping at New England's Horseneck Beach State Reservation, MA

Encompassing 600 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh –and a short two hour hop from Boston– Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Massachusetts offers a breezy two-mile shoreline for a relaxing coastal camping trip. The southwest exposure to Buzzard Bay makes for a rocky waterfront typical of the northeast, while the less common natural sand beach will make southerners feel right at home.

October 14, 2019

Tennessee
National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cades Cove Campground

The first inhabitants, the Cherokees, called this mountain paradise "Shaconage" or "The place of the blue smoke." Haze from the abundant trees emitting volumes of water vapor into the air creates this famous smoke for which the Smokies are known and named.

July 23, 2019

Virginia
State Parks

Camping & Hiking at Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia

Nestled in the southernmost reaches of the Jefferson National Forest and not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grayson Highlands State Park stands watch over Mount Rogers– Virginia's highest peak– and has access to some of the best camping, hiking, and true wild Virginia treasures.

July 17, 2019

Georgia
National Military Park

Explore the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

There are multiple parts to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The two major locations are Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia and Lookout Mountain Battlefield in Tennessee. Each played an important role in the history of the Civil War.

July 10, 2019

Road Trip Guide
Road Trip Guides

Southern Coastal Road Trip

If you are looking for something a little different to do on your next spring break, beat the summer heat, humidity, and bugs, and take a fabulous camping tour along the South Carolina and Georgia coast.

June 13, 2019

Georgia
State Parks

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia: A Perfect Camping Escape

The crowning jewel on the western rim of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia --- a 3,538-acre natural wonder featuring a spectacular 1,000 foot deep sandstone gorge and two awe inspiring cascading waterfalls – a camping and hiking playground! 

June 5, 2019

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