Category: Hiking & Backpacking

Grab your family and hit the trails all across the United States.  Explore the beauty of the woods, the desert, or the snow and experience a great hiking adventure outdoors.

A kayaker paddles toward sunset on a lake.

June Regional Travel — Northern Adventures in Alaska and Canada

During summer, America’s northern regions enjoy extended days and short nights. Pack in all the fun you can have during the long daylight hours in the following places. Alaska See our Regional Travel Calendar for more year-round destinations. The Frontier State parties during June. Locals and visitors alike fill the streets in the cities to celebrate
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Mountains on a blue-sky horizon reflected in a placid pond.

10 Best U.S. National Parks to Visit in the Summer

Most of us associate summer with some form of camping or outdoor recreation. But not all national parks are great summer destinations. Many parks in the Sun Belt, for example, experience sweltering temperatures. So if you want to check off a few destinations on your national parks bucket list this year, you’ll need to focus
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A red sailboat follows a course parallel to a sandy beach.

6 Ways to Take a Break on the Cape in Massachusetts

Cape Cod lives up to its reputation as a postcard-worthy New England excursion. Jutting out into the Atlantic like a flexing arm, this 339-square-mile Massachusetts playground is home to pristine sandy beaches, rugged natural landscapes and charming seafaring villages. This is where a quiet stroll can lead past Gilded Age mansions, expansive dunes and sun-dappled
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Pork and sausage sizzling on a barbecue grill.

May Regional Travel — Sample BBQ Cuisine in the South Appalachian States

May has the biggest barbecue event of the year: Memorial Day, when chefs fire up the grills and cook up tasty cuisine at campgrounds across the U.S. Backyard chefs will argue over which state has the best barbecue, but we don’t have time to engage in a debate. Instead, let us recommend two gorgeous states
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