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June 2023: Become a Paddler


Field report

A new whitewater park project is taking shape in Virginia. 


A mother passes down life lessons through fishing. 

The Out and Back

Some rules are meant to be broken. 

The Goods

Get on the water with this great new paddling gear.  

Trail Mix

New tunes from Lucinda Williams and the Gaslight Anthem


How to Become a Paddler

If you’re new to kayaking, we’ve got tips for beginners and expert advice. 

Secret Swimming Holes

Cool down in the Blue Ridge backcountry at these idyllic swimming spots. 

The South’s Great Lakes

Swim, paddle, and relax at these wonderful water spots

Dirtbag to Dad

A pro paddler reflects on settling down and starting a family.

Meet Canyon Woodward

This ultrarunner is winning races and political campaigns. 

Outdoor Happenings for 2023

The top outdoor races, festivals, events, and experiences in the Blue Ridge and Beyond. Check out some of our top picks.

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