From urban parks to public lands, read the latest in camping, hiking, picnics, and other explorations of the great outdoors.
Woman floating in a lake
Never, Ever Use Soap in a Lake
USA, Washington, Mount Rainier National Park, people hiking on trail
10 Exciting Facts About Mount Rainier National Park
Saguaro National Park in Arizona
10 Reasons Why Saguaro National Park Is a Symbol of the American West
Sun shining through kelp forest
12 Unusual Facts About Kelp Forests
Shinrin-Yoku: A Deep Dive Into Forest Bathing
Morning clouds over Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.
10 Reasons Why Grand Teton National Park Is Worth Seeing
View of The Window in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park
Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park
Rear View Of Woman Walking By Trees At National Park
Redwood National Park Protects More Than the World's Tallest Trees
USA, Alaska, Denali National Park, caribou in front of Mt.McKinley
10 Reasons Why Denali National Park Should Be on Your Bucket List
Why Camping Is So Good for Kids
Zabriskie Point at dawn, California, USA
10 Otherworldly Facts About Death Valley National Park, the Hottest Place on Earth
Sky through a conopy of trees
Trees Are Aware of Their Neighbors and Give Them Room
Cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park
10 Impressive Facts About Mesa Verde National Park, a Natural Archeological Wonder
How to Hike With Your Cat
Wildflowers at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
10 Facts About Olympic National Park, One of the Most Diverse Landscapes in the Country
Outdoor Children Are Happier Children
Giant sequoia trees, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Land of Giants: 10 Facts About Sequoia National Park
Mature male tourist standing against blue cloudy sky at Petrified Forest, national park, Arizona, USA
12 Unexpected Facts About Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park
Are We on the Verge of Camping's Golden Age?
Scenic view of Glacier National Park.
11 Unique Facts About Glacier National Park in Montana
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park, One of the Most Resilient Ecosystems on Earth
Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park: A Living Coral Reef, Shipwrecks, and More
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Rock Formations, Wildlife, and Dark Skies
Valley Forge National Park at sunset
10 Facts That Make Valley Forge National Historical Park a Natural Wonderland
A glacier towers above a hiker at sunset.
How Do Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Sea Ice Differ?
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
10 Reasons Why Rocky Mountain Is One of the Most Popular National Parks
James Canton with the Honywood Oak
Professor Spends 2 Years Sitting with an Ancient Oak
Sunrise at Zion National Park, Utah
10 Unique Facts About Zion National Park and Its Surreal Landscape
little girl in life jacket hugs two dolphin during a dolphin encounter
5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Taking a Selfie With an Animal
Bottle tree - endemic of Socotra Island
20 Amazing Desert Plants and Where to Spot Them Around the World
Mammoth Cave in Kentucky
Mammoth Cave National Park: The Longest Cave in the World and Much More
frozen lake Huron
Wild Skating Has Brought Joy to This Pandemic Winter
Sunrise over Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park Facts: Hoodoos, Enigmatic Landscapes, and Much More
Joshua Tree National Park at sunset
10 Extraordinary Joshua Tree National Park Facts You'll Want to Know
fairy doors
Please Don't Build Fairy Doors Along Trails
Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii
Haleakalā National Park: 10 Facts About Hawaii's 'House of the Sun'
A robot exploring an underwater reef with headlights. A cord hangs from the robot.
How Much of the Ocean Is Unexplored?
How Biophilia Can Improve Your Life
sitting on a tree stump
Everyone Needs a Special 'Sit Spot' in Nature
Majestic Sunset Scene in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
11 Curious Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts
Lesser flamingos feeding on Lake Natron with Mount Shompole / Tanzania
12 Amazing Soda Lakes Around the World
Wren Singing in the Morning
How the Sounds of Nature Affect Your Well-Being
A humpback whale breaching in Glacier Bay National Park
10 Impressive Facts About Glacier Bay National Park
Toroweap point, Grand Canyon
10 Dramatic Facts About Grand Canyon National Park
couple stand in sun rays piercing thick forest of tall trees
What Is Forest Bathing? Benefits and How to Practice Shinrin-Yoku
Grand Prismatic Geyser from above
10 Fantastic Facts About Yellowstone National Park
hiker holds supplies for going bathroom outside in nature: toilet paper and garden spade
How to Perfect the Art of Going to the Bathroom Outdoors
Natural spring inside Hot Springs National Park
10 Extraordinary Hot Springs National Park Facts
Glowing Arch
10 Mind-Boggling Facts About Arches National Park
Autumn Colors In French Alps, Haute-Savoie
Types of Forests: Definitions, Examples, and Importance
Yosemite National Park
10 Impressive Facts About Yosemite National Park
Mississippi River at dawn.
10 Breathtaking Facts About the Mississippi River
An aerial view of Lake Toba in Indonesia with lush green vegetation around it.
16 of the Deepest Lakes in the World
Stan Dzugan / Getty Images
12 Amazing Facts About Acadia National Park
Hiker walking on rocky trail with Mount Rainier in background
10 Facts About the Historic Glacier Basin Trail
Hiker walking on a path overlooking the Oregon coast
10 Enticing Oregon Coast Trail Facts
Hiker on the Tahoe Rim Trail next to Aloha Lake
10 Intriguing Tahoe Rim Trail Facts
Hiker on the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado Rocky Mountains
10 Fascinating Continental Divide Trail Facts
New River Gorge National Park Observation Deck View
New River Gorge Becomes Newest National Park

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