Did you know there are approximately 2400 rail trails in the United States? As of early 2023, there are 25,401 miles of rail trails and 9,202 miles of potential rails to trails projects in the planning stages! Also referred to as rails to trails, these multi-use paths take the place of former railroad beds and provide a much safer and accessible way to enjoy the outdoors!
Things to Do at Crystal River Florida – Complete Visitor’s Guide
There are so many things to do at Crystal River Florida that there’s not enough time to see and experience even in a week! From swimming with the manatees, to fishing and diving for scallops to exploring the vast ecological preserves. Crystal River visitors can even take in a round of golf. The multitude of things to do makes this Nature Coast town one of the most adventurous Florida destinations for nature lovers!
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15 Best Desert Hiking Survival Tips to Live By
If you’re thinking of hiking in the desert, you need to take certain precautions before hitting the trail. There are lots of potentially dangerous elements, if you’re not prepared, will put your life in jeopardy as well as your rescuers. Knowing what to expect on the trail in the desert is key to enjoying your hike and coming out alive to tell about it.
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National Park Free Days (2023) – Free Entry into ALL National Parks
Every year, the U.S. National Park Service grants free entry to all visitors on designated National Park Free Days. These National Park free admission days allows for free entry into all National Parks, National Monuments, National Recreation Areas, National Historic Sites, National Battlefields and even the National Seashores totaling 423 National Park sites spanning over 85 million acres across the U.S.!
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5 Best Heated Camping Chairs for Staying Warm Outdoors
Who every thought heated camping chairs was a thing? Obviously, the need to stay warm arose from people who enjoy the outdoors but don’t like to “sit in the cold”. Regardless if you’re sitting around a campfire, tailgating or sitting at your kid’s soccer game in cooler temperatures, a chair that helps to keep you warm is the difference between enjoying yourself, or grumbling about how cold you are.
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Cold Weather Camping Tips – How to Stay Warm in a Tent
Cold weather camping and knowing how to stay warm in a tent is not just about comfort and enjoyment. But also, staying warm and dry is important for your health and well being. These cold weather camping tips will help keep you safe, warm and dry while you’re relaxing or sleeping on your winter camping trip.
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How to Recreate Responsibly in the Outdoors
Since the pandemic, there’s been a massive uptick in people recreating outdoors. However, due to the inexperience of those newer adventurers, there’s also been a huge disconnect in how we should respect the environment, wildlife and each other. Thus, this serves as a reminder of how we all should recreate responsibly.
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12 Top Caves to Explore in the U.S.
Did you know there’s over 17,000 caves in the United States? Yet, not all of those caverns are open to the public to explore or offer tours. But, these 12 top caves in the U.S. are waiting for you and your family to discover and learn!
5 Desert Spiders to Avoid in the Southwestern U.S.
America’s desert southwest is chocked full of wildlife of every shape, size and species. But some are dangerous and can cause injury or even death even though they are amongst the smallest of the animal kingdom. Desert spiders of the southwest United States are some of those that can pack a mean punch should you encounter them. So, it’s best to just stay clear of these venomous arachnids!
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Hiking for Beginners: Novice Hiking Tips Before Hitting the Trails
Hiking has become a favorite outdoor activity for all ages because it is great exercise, fairly inexpensive and gets you out to enjoy nature. Hence, why so many people are hitting the hiking trails. But, how do novices or beginner hikers who have never hiked a day in their life prepare to hike the outdoors? This hiking for beginners guide will get you on the hiking trail in no time!