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For 25 years, we’ve been your source for outdoor adventure sports in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. From news updates and gear reviews to fly fishing guides and hiking destinations, read on for all you need to go outside and play.

So you think your school has what it take to be crowned TOP ADVENTURE COLLEGE? PROVE IT

Beginning March 2, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s Top Adventure College Contest asks readers to pick who deserves to be crowned the best schools for outdoor recreation and adventure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. This year we are sponsored by Lockn’ Festival and will have winners in both large and small school categories. 

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LATEST STORIES

Prescribed burns planned on the Pisgah Ranger District

Youth Cycling in Schools

Tennessee State Parks need volunteers for this weekend’s Weed Wrangle

Federal judge voids nearly 1 million acres of Trump approved oil and gas leases

“Underdog” Molly Seidel makes Olympic team the first time she ran a marathon

Two new greenway projects coming to Asheville, NC

“Underdog” Molly Seidel makes Olympic team the first time she ran a marathon

Two new greenway projects coming to Asheville, NC

Lockn’ 2020 Giveaway

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Fishing in Virginia State Parks

Explore the 38 Virginia State Parks for countless places to cast your line. Head out on the waters …

5 Awesome Trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Unequivocally, Virginia’s Blue Ridge is Virginia’s premier outdoor destination. Perfect for hiking, water excursions, mountain and road biking, …

Trail Dames Summit: An Exploration of Self and the Outdoors

Whether you are a beginner hiker looking for tips on getting started or an experienced trail blazer with …

The Virginia Creeper Trail: the most scenic bike ride on the east coast?

Following the route of an old railroad bed, the Virginia Creeper Trail is named for the steam engine …

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SNOWSPORTS

Explore all the slopes of the Blue Ridge have to offer. We’ve got the top news on ski and snowboard resorts in the area, backcountry snow adventures, and destinations for your next snowshoeing or cross-country trip.

The Goods: Cold-Weather Hiking

Winter Trail Don’t let the cold weather keep you off the trails. The following gear makes hiking in …

Hitting the Slopes (On a Budget)

Look ahead: Buying passes for the 2020/2021 season before the current winter ends can be a great way …

Snow in the South

Aiming at the future. No wonder they called them snow guns. Photo: Beech Mountain Historical Society Who Would …

Fresh Tracks: Top Cross-Country Skiing Destinations in the Southeast

Enjoy epic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Roan Mountain range, located on the North Carolina/Tennessee …

Outdoor Updates: Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding, dies at age 65

Photo of Jake Burton Carpenter tweeted by Burton Snowboards Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding, dies at …

HIKING

From thru hiking the Appalachian Trail to day hiking in the Smoky Mountains, hit the trails with us. We’ve got all of the guides, tutorials, gear reviews, and trip reports to help you plan your next great adventure. Stay up to date with all your news and hiking needs from our region’s parks, trails, and explorers at Blue Ridge Outdoors.

The Goods: Cold-Weather Hiking

Winter Trail Don’t let the cold weather keep you off the trails. The following gear makes hiking in …

The Great American Rail-Trail secures funding to close gaps across four states

The Great American Rail-Trail secures funding to close gaps across four states Check out these Rails to Trails …

Registration Opens for Pisgah Hiking Challenge

The community is invited to test themselves this spring in the Pisgah Challenge, a series of six free …

Damascus Appalachian Trail Center Set to Break Ground

Photo from Friends of Southwest Virginia A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Appalachian Trail Center in Damascus, VA …

Love on the Rocks

A Hiking Couple Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Trail Romance One of the delights of living in the …

FLY FISHING

Fishing reports from the small streams and big rivers of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Spend the day exploring the Blue Ridge for trout, bass, musky, panfish, and more. We’ve got all the top tips, guides, and gear to help you hook and reel them in.

‘Monsters of the James’ Kayak Fishing Tournament for 2020

Dominion Energy Riverrock will hold the festival’s first-ever fishing tournament with the ‘Monsters of the James’ challenge taking place …

Tight Lines

A new season of fishing is upon us as the water warms and the trees begin to bloom …

March 2020: Spring Hatches

Departments Quick Hits Kids on Bikes – Plastic Bottle Ban – Get in Gear Fest – Supreme Court …

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