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America’s Toughest Road Marathon – April 18, 2020

By Sponsored Content | 13 Jan 20
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Featured in Runner’s World story on “World’s Most Brutal Races 2019” The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon has more elevation change than any road race in the US, offering tough terrain with breathtaking overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The full marathon tackles three mountains, while the double marathon tackles six.  If you’re not a…

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When your office is the Great Outdoors: WVU Tech bets big on adventure tourism with Adventure Recreation Management degree program

By Sponsored Content | 13 Jan 20
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The outdoor industry is exploding. In 2017, it grew faster than the national economy, picking up 3.9% in growth and accounting for more than $427 billion of the country’s GDP. It’s continuing that trend as more and more people take to the Great Outdoors in search of adventure, particularly in West Virginia. After all, the…

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Alleghany Highlands, VA Outdoor Event Series

By Sponsored Content | 13 Jan 20
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The Alleghany Highlands is home to three of the most action-packed outdoor events in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you run, bike, swim or all of the above or simply enjoy great competition, don’t miss out on the fun. It’s Uniquely Alleghany. May 9th – Alleghany Gran Fondo – Agony in the Alleghanies: Visit the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia to…

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The Parkway Explorers Guide to Meadows of Dan

By Sponsored Content | 08 Jan 20
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The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles through the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. To its millions of travelers annually, this mountaintop roadway is known for its scenic beauty, historic attractions and abundant outdoor recreation. Riding on the Parkway can give you that much needed getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.…

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Have a perfect weekend in St. Mary’s County!

By Sponsored Content | 06 Jan 20
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Only a stone’s throw from Washington DC and less than two hours from both Baltimore and Richmond, St. Mary’s County is nestled in Maryland’s southern peninsula, surrounded by over 500 miles of shoreline, endless adventure, delectable bites, and magical moments. From its humble beginnings as Maryland’s birthplace in 1634, St. Mary’s County is a destination…

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Drive, Hike or Pedal—We’re Open.

By Sponsored Content | 06 Jan 20
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Off Season Camping at Virginia State Parks  Fewer people provide more solitude, bare trees reveal new landscapes and colder temperatures bring new sensations to your favorite adventure locations. Personally, we’re in it for lack of bugs, but there’s no one right reason to get out this winter and spend some time in nature.  James River…

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Alpine Helen, North Georgia Mountains: No Passport Required

By Sponsored Content | 16 Dec 19
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Travel: to a place that has Old World towers, gingerbread trim, traditional German foodstuffs, and strasses and platzes spilling over with Scandinavian goods.  See: a natural beauty perched on the Chattahoochee River in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Alpine Helen-White County is an outdoors persons dream come true.  Enjoy: mining for gemstones in three different locations.…

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6 EASY COCKTAIL RECIPES FOR YOUR NEXT BACKCOUNTRY HUT TRIP

By Sponsored Content | 10 Dec 19
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Breckenridge Distillery- Earning your turns in the backcountry requires sacrificing some luxuries. But, something that you don’t need to sacrifice is a spectacular après cocktail to cap your amazing day. Leave the Kool-Aid drink mix, Country Time Lemonade powder, and Crystal Light squeeze bottles at home. Instead, think ‘elevated cocktail experience’ and pack ingredients like a mini…

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Martin County, Florida is a Real Gem

By Sponsored Content | 09 Dec 19
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Conveniently located on Florida’s East Coast, Martin County is a real gem that celebrates small-town life and that hard-to-find “Old Florida” feel. Boasting beautiful natural landscapes from ocean, to river, to lake and everything in between!  Building restrictions have limited structures to four stories, preserving breathtaking views.  The natural beauty and attractions here offer up…

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A Winter Wonderland in Allegany County, Md.

By Sponsored Content | 09 Dec 19
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Get away this holiday season to Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland. With more than 60,000 acres of public lands, enjoy the outdoors, even in the winter.  Head to Rocky Gap State Park for a day of hiking the snow-covered trails and searching for the best sledding hills. When it gets cold enough, Lake…

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Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

By Sponsored Content | 02 Dec 19
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Virginia is for outdoor lovers–and never more so than in the fall. Leaf peepers rejoice in afternoon hikes that show the Commonwealth’s glorious fall colors to advantage. Many enjoy crisp, locally grown Virginia apples in either “original crunchy,” “hot and spiced,” or “hard” form. And of course many Virginians will head to their local streams…

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FREDERICKSBURG REGION: VIRGINIA’S ADVENTURE MECCA

By Sponsored Content | 02 Dec 19
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Conveniently located between Richmond and Washington, D.C., the Fredericksburg region, consisting of Stafford County, Spotsylvania County and the city of Fredericksburg, offers outdoor enthusiasts a nearly-endless supply of activities year-round. Here are just a few of our favorites:  ON THE WATER Rappahannock River The Rappahannock River in eastern Virginia is the country’s longest free-flowing river…

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COME FOR THE SKIING, STAY FOR THE ADVENTURE.

By Sponsored Content | 02 Dec 19
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For some, carving down Snowshoe’s signature runs from first chair to last light isn’t quite enough adventure. For others, the thrill of chasing through a snow-covered winter wonderland on tracks, wheels, or even a sleigh takes center stage. But for everyone, winter at Snowshoe offers up a slew of great adventures for goosebumps large and…

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SylvanSport: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By Sponsored Content | 29 Nov 19
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Regardless of who you’re shopping for this holiday season, SylvanSport has something for everyone on your list! Hanging around camp, on a fun road trip, or hustling through the airport, our collection of adventure gear will be the coolest gift under the tree (or in the driveway). Hacky Pack Daypack $39.99 The Hacky Pack Daypack…

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MOUNTAIN HOUSE PARTNERS WITH TERRACYCLE TO ANNOUNCE FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM

By Sponsored Content | 25 Nov 19
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 Backpacking and Emergency Freeze-Dried Food Company Works to Leave-No-Trace with Announcement of Packaging Recycling Program   TRENTON, NJ (March 11, 2019) – Mountain House, the leader in freeze-dried backpacking and emergency food options, has partnered with international recycling company TerraCycle® to offer consumers a free, easy way to recycle packaging waste from their line of Mountain House…

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