Every year on June 20th, the Mountain State celebrates a very special day – its birthday! This year West Virginia is turning 156 years old. How much do you know about the east coast’s best-kept secret? West Virginia is home to… Nearly 50 state parks and forests. Outdoor adventure of all kinds can be found all…

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2019 Paddling Guide Features Urban Paddling You don’t have to travel far to squeeze in a day on the water. These nine rivers offer closer-to-home paddling adventure. Hometown Heroes Top athletes from across the region reveal their 25 favorite urban adventure hotspots.  You are Being Poisoned Virginia native Bucky Bailey is the central figure in…

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Zipline tours are officially underway at Pipestem Resort State Park, and just in time for summer. West Virginia State Parks unveiled the state’s newest aerial adventure Thursday with the first trips on a series of ziplines that let riders soar for more than a mile above the breathtaking Bluestone National Scenic River. “This is truly…

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ELKIN, N.C. – The inaugural NC Trail Days Festival takes place May 31-June 2 in Elkin and combines the area’s abundance of trails with a fun schedule of events. The festival is an initiative of the Elkin Valley Trails Association, in conjunction with Explore Elkin. The EVTA is a volunteer group with a mission to…

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During the spring, it is not unusual for people to come in contact with seemingly “orphaned” young wildlife and want to help – but it is best to leave them where you find them, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “When you take wildlife into your home, you often take…

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The Pisgah National Forest spreads throughout western North Carolina and into McDowell County. With close to 70,000 acres surrounding the towns of Marion and Old Fort, these mountains provide the ultimate landscape for outdoor adventures. Two of the most popular outdoor sports in McDowell County are fly fishing and mountain biking. Pisgah offers long climbs…

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The festival is HERE, and it is just as exciting as our first film circuit ten years ago! Wild Virginia is excited to announce our film selections, locations, and information on how you can be a part of the environmental community.  This year, we will be putting on an extra show here in Charlottesville! The Wild…

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ON THE COVER Photo by Kenton Steryous@kenton_steryousKentonSteryous.com “When it comes to family hikes, we have one simple rule— you’re going! This is one of our favorite local hikes, Hay Rock on the Appalachian Trail.” FEATURES THE ADVENTURE IMPRINT A parent of adventurous pre-teens starts letting go—but still holds onto the rope. BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE…

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Red Wing Roots Announces Headliners for Seventh Annual Festival Harrisonburg, Va. – The Red Wing Roots Music Festival will return to Natural Chimneys Park in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for the seventh time this summer – featuring, as always, local favorites and festival hosts, The Steel Wheels. The 2019 festival will take place from July…

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A mystery animal has killed a teacher in a small town of North Carolina and is still out there. At 5:47 a.m. on Friday, February 15th, a 911 call was made to report the attack on a 77-year-old North Carolina teacher. The victim was identified as Brenda Hamilton and was reported to have died from…

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Features Big Bad Beasts of the Blue Ridge Looking for the toughest running challenges in the South? These eight ultras will take you to the edge. The Biggest Conservation Success of the Decade It took ten years of dedication and backbreaking work, but the Tennessee Wilderness Act finally passed in December. How did conservationists pull…

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Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association Continue Funding Weekend Visitor Center Openings Through President’s Day KODAK, Tenn. – Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that the organization will continue funding to temporarily reopen Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn. and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C. on weekends through President’s Day, Monday, February…

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KODAK, Tenn. – Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21. Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dates due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal…

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We’re excited to announce that our November issue is live and out on newsstands today! This month, we bring you the 30 outdoor enthusiasts under 30 years old who are changing the game. We’ve got the best outdoor tech gear, share some incredible stories from incredible people, teach you how to be a badass, and…

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September 2018 Cover

It’s the last month of summer folks. While we may be sad that our sunbathing and swimming days are almost over for the year, we couldn’t be more excited about our September issue! In this issue, we head down the singletrack of the region’s best Ride Centers, see how fast we can hike the Appalachian…

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