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Potomac Heritage Trail

Following a waterway that shaped our young nation’s history by serving as a westbound highway for goods from eastern settlements, the Potomac Heritage Trail travels for 1,100 miles through the tidal Potomac and upper Youghiogheny River basins. Discover history and scenic beauty by following the trail by foot or boat. Distance: 1,100 miles States: Virginia, […]

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Florida Trail

Wander from the Big Cypress National Preserve in southern Florida to the Gulf Islands National Seashore on the Florida Panhandle. The 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail allows you to experience the state in a unique way. Distance: 1,300 miles States: Florida Year Established: 1983 Best Times of Year to Visit: Spring, fall and winter Notable […]

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Best Backpacking Trails in North Carolina

A couple of hikers enjoy the scenery on the Appalachian Trail.

With mountain scenery, abundant campsites and shelters, and well-maintained trails in locations like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, Linville Gorge Wilderness and Shining Rock Wilderness, a backpacking trip in North Carolina is sure to reward hikers with stunning vistas, verdant woods, picturesque waterfalls and memorable sunrises and sunsets. Whether you are planning […]

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Tested: The Best Kid Carriers of 2020

Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL Child Carrier - Women’s

Hiking with kids is tough as it is—you don’t need an uncomfortable kid carrier to make the experience even more difficult. But thankfully, the days of wooden boards and leather straps are in the rearview mirror. Outdoor companies understand that families want to spend time together in nature. With modern technologies and materials, the new […]

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The Best Mountain Bike Rides Near Atlanta

With the diverse terrain and well-developed trail systems, the region around Atlanta, Georgia has some unexpectedly amazing rides. Whether you’re looking for a mellow day out with the kids or hoping to get in a workout, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for within driving distance of the capital city. With an abundance […]

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How to Dehydrate Food

A dehydrator with multiple shelves and dehydrated food lining the shelves

Editor’s note: After a great deal of careful consideration, we are temporarily closing our 162 retail stores nationwide. Learn more about that decision here and review FAQs regarding REI’s recent store closures. Please consult the CDC or your state health department for advice related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on symptoms, testing and how to protect yourself and others during social distancing.  This article was originally […]

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Too Old for Long-Distance Walking?

Maybe you backpacked in your 20s, ran road races in your 30s and 40s and climbed Kilimanjaro in your 50s. Suddenly you’re 65 and wondering, “What next?” Or maybe you did none of these but wish you had. I’ve met countless pilgrims, hikers and explorers well into their 70s out taking a walk that just […]

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Tested: The Best Car-Camping Tents of 2020

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A version of this story appeared in the summer 2020 issue of Uncommon Path.  Whether you’re a family car camper, an overlander or somewhere in between, settle in—your next nylon apartment search begins here. This year’s crop of car-camping tents proves that there’s a perfect home away from home for everyone who wants to get […]

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