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For nearly three decades, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has been the definitive guide to hiking, biking, paddling, fly fishing, and traveling throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic stretches of the Appalachian Mountains.


Explore Petersburg, West Virginia! Situated in the heart of the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia, you will discover an untamed, stunningly beautiful mountain village surrounded by incredible outdoor adventure opportunities and friendly people who love sharing their mountain home with guests.


Back to Basics
An experienced boater brushes up on his paddling skills. 

Lakeside Camping
Top spots to pitch a tent and bring your own boat.

Walk on Water
We’ve scoped out six sweet spots for river paddleboarding. 

Views of the Central Appalachians
A photo essay, featuring images from a new book on the region’s biodiversity.

Urban Escapes
Southern cities with greenspace for outdoor fun.

Hauling garbage out of the backcountry is harder than an adventurer expects.


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