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Happy 30th anniversary Columbia River Gorge
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The Columbia River Gorge is 85 miles of awesome, unwinding from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland, Oregon. It’s a wonderland of thousand-foot cliffs, thundering waterfalls, vibrant wildflowers, and epic views up and down the...

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Despite their reputation for Midwestern politeness, residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis are locked in an intense rivalry—and it's not a fight for the best sports teams, hippest concert venues, or tastiest restaurants. It's about parks.

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Dallas, Texas
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Better known for big hair and big hats, the city of Dallas has a park system more on the modest side: #40 out of the 75 on The Trust for Public Land Parkscore® index in 2015. But if you know where to look, you’ll find some one-of-a-kind parks in this...

Allemansratt Wilderness Park, Minnesota
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The Swedes have a word with no English equivalent: allemansrätten, “every person’s right” to roam. It’s a celebrated Nordic tradition that allows anyone to cross private property—to hike, bike, even fish or pick berries—so long as they don’t disturb the owners and they care for the land...

Aerial photo of Kawela Bay, Hawaii
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Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, and even film crews: sharp eyes might recognize it as the backdrop for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the TV series Lost. Despite all the...

Mallows Bay, MD
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On the Maryland side of the Potomac, in the rural community of Nanjemoy, you'll find a sheltered cove called Mallows Bay. The sandy bluffs and dense stands of ash and pine resemble many other quiet spots along the river. But there's something in the water: the largest ship graveyard in North...

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We're big fans of the Appalachian Trail—big, like 250,000 acres big!—so of course we had to catch a showing of A Walk in the Woods. Based on Bill Bryson's book of the same name, the movie stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in a comedy of...

Bonneville Shoreline Trail
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Utah residents have a peculiar park predicament. On the one hand, their state is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes—from the red canyons of Zion to the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Range. It boasts five celebrated national parks and world-famous skiing, mountain biking, and rock...

Battle of Resaca
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Once a year, the hills of Resaca, Georgia, ring with the sound of cannon-fire as hard-charging history buffs recreate scenes from the Civil War.

Fought in 1864, the Battle of Resaca is one many people know only from textbooks. But even if you couldn't tell a blockade from a bivouac, the...