ON THE COVER
Photo by Kenton Steryous
“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.”
A parent of adventurous pre-teens starts letting go—but still holds onto the rope.
Learn how to craft a fishing rod, build a bike, fashion a knife, weave baskets, and test your outdoor skills.
Four outdoor families share their tips and tricks for adventures with kids—plus their favorite campsites, trail foods, and trail-tested advice.
An Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an incubator for several business pioneers in Southern Appalachia.
How did iconic whitewater rapids and climbing routes get their names? We dig into the backstory behind the region’s most colorfully named adventure hotspots.
Access vs. preservation: new battles in a classic public lands tug-of-war.
Is Appalachia the next Cancer Alley? • Must- reads for the outdoor fam • Zip lining and whitewater paddling for kids with autism • Pipeline CSI uncovers dirty secrets
An outdoor instructor’s go-to gear for camping and backpacking.
Chatham County Line covers + 5 fave fests this spring.
Lessons learned from an outdoor parent.