Readers across the Southeast voted for their favorite regional rides, runs, and rambles. Whether you’re looking for the best mountain bike ride or the worst Blue Ridge villain, you’ll find it among our 81 outlandish outdoor awards.
Besides the health benefits, personal satisfaction, or endorphin boost, outdoor enthusiasts have an inherent knowledge that they are intrinsically bound to the natural world. In the highly churched Southeast and the heart of the Bible Belt, they may even admit that there is something spiritual about outdoor pursuits—perhaps even religious.
If getting a new boat is like getting a new toy, then getting a world-class whitewater park is like your dad building a replica of Disney World in your backyard. Paddlers across the Southeast are excited about Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), which is scheduled to open in June.
There’s a good reason why the Smokies attract 10 million visitors a year, why 250,000 boaters paddle the Nantahala every season, and why Tsali is one of the most beloved mountain bike destinations in the country.
Six years ago when I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains from Buffalo, New York, I never would have thought it was such an incredible place to live, train, and experience the outdoors. More often than not raves are about places like Boulder or other such destinations out West. What I discovered when I arrived here was a gem...
Maybe you just had your first child and you want to maintain your adventurous lifestyle, or maybe you’re on kid number six and think it’s time to get back into the outdoors. Either way, our panel of expert adventure mommies and daddies dish their secrets to outdoor success with the kids.
In a time when immigration is a hot button issue, BRO has decided to blur the border lines. Sure, we regularly give you the dirt on outdoor adventure in the Carolinas, Virginias, Georgia, and Tennessee, but now we’re ready to jump the fence and dig into the playgrounds of our neighboring states.
There are six billion people in the world, and based on my own personal research and anecdotal evidence, all six billion of them want to climb Mount Everest. Not only do they want to climb Mount Everest, but the adventure makes it onto their “Ten Things To Do Before I Die” list.
The Deep Creek Lake area of Western Maryland is a largely undiscovered cornucopia of natural beauty nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. It’s a little sliver of that West Virginia high country that extends over the Maryland border in Garrett County, centered around the 3,000-acre Deep Creek Lake (the state’s largest) and Wisp ski resort.
There isn’t much in this world that’s more terrifying than crash landing on an island teeming with genetically enhanced baboons. This is what you learn when you’re forced to watch 24 hours of the Sci-Fi Channel because of a mystery illness that causes you to pass out whenever you stand up. Getting sick is inevitable, but why does it always seem to happen when you have epic outdoor plans?