DEPARTMENTS

QUICK HITS

NASCAR legend bikes 102-mile Assault on Mount Mitchell Virginia teen sets record record with 7,000 pull-ups Canadian breaks beer two-mile record, then pukes

FLASHPOINT

Public lands for sale: Lawmakers propose selling off national forests and other federal lands to state and private interests.

THE DIRT

Birthplace of Rivers National Monument gains momentum in West Virginia A creek contested—kayakers fight for the right to paddle Virginia’s Johns Creek.

THE GOODS

The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers dish their road trip essentials.

TRAIL MIX

Former Black Crowes front man flies with a new crew.

FEATURES

SUMMER STARTS HERE

Roll down the windows, turn up the tunes, and hit the road. We have scoured the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic for the most affordable adventures for $100 or less, so you can travel more and spend less on your next road trip. Have a little more dough to play with? Check out our pricier suggestions, too.

FARM TO FORK GUIDE

These days, every restaurant seems to be touting “farm-fresh,” “organic,” “non-GMO,” and “responsibly grown,” “locally” sourced ingredients. Which regional restaurants walk the talk? Here are our 25 favorites.

FIRST THERE WERE PLANTS

Scientist Stephen Carmody uses Ancient Weeds to Launch Modern Food Project

OUR OLYMPIANS

Meet five regional athletes who have qualified for the 2016 Olympics and are eyeing gold in Rio next month.