On the cover: Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a paddler’s paradise where solitude abounds. Photo by Stephen Catalano
North Carolina paddler goes for Olympic gold and the region’s top adventure schools.
Why paddling the Ozarks is worth it.
Heather O’Donnell hand-embroiders magnolia leaves into one-of-a-kind pieces.
Record-breaking A.T. adventurer talks the business of hiking.
Paddle on with our picks for the best new kayaking gear.
The Out and Back
Hard lessons learned on a hard trail.
New tunes from Yola, the Felice Brothers, and Goose.
Paddle the Wild South
The region’s national wildlife refuges offer an array of flatwater splendor.
The best whitewater rapids to get beginners into paddling.
Thru-Kayaking Barrier Islands
Paddling off the beaten path in Virginia.
Get ready to cool off in the Blue Ridge’s best swimming holes.
A North Carolina camp that fosters some of the best paddling talent in the South teaches campers how to build canoes.
Hazed and Confused
A hiker’s breathing trouble in the smoggy South.
Paddling the Southeast
From raging whitewater to coastal floats, this guide is designed to help you plan your next paddling adventure in the Southeast.