A plunge into a swimming hole should be a part of everyone’s summer. Relish the complete sense of surrender as your feet leave the rock, your body meets gravity, and everything goes silent as you fall toward the pool of water beneath you. The world disappears, and all you can see, all you can think of, is the calm depths beneath your feet.
Readers across the Southeast voted for their favorite regional rides, runs, and rambles. Whether you’re looking for the best mountain bike ride or the worst Blue Ridge villain, you’ll find it among our 81 outlandish outdoor awards.
You’ve turned off the cell phone, put the home renovations on hold, and are ready to head into the woods. The snacks are packed, the kids are loaded in the car, but where are you gonna go? From the best car camping spots to easy-going hiking and whitewater, we’ve got you covered with beta on the best kid-friendly destinations in the Southeast.
Want to join the century club? The Blue Ridge boasts some of the biggest, baddest 100 mile tests of endurance - from 100-mile mountain ultramarathon runs to singletrack century bike rides. Do you have what it takes to go the distance?
It’s September, and that most Blue Ridgy of Blue Ridge paddlesports diversions is upon us: Gauley Season! This is when boaters from Alabama to Ontario make their annual pilgrimage to the bustling metropolis of Summersville, WV...