Archive for Nature

Mountain Lake Lodge

Stay and play in Giles County, Virginia…you might have the time of your life. By Hope S. Philbrick Mountain Lake Lodge feels familiar, even if you’ve never been there before. There’s good reason for that: It [...]

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as one of my grandest personal accomplishments. Before I took [...]

Pine Mountain Recreation Area

Hiking near Atlanta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Fall in Georgia is sublime. The best way to appreciate the season is to get outdoors. If you’re looking for a place to hike, the Pine Mountain Recreation [...]

Sea Turtle Rescue Follow-Up: Meet Anna Hyatt

Follow a recent rescued loggerhead to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Since I recently helped rescue a loggerhead sea turtle, it seemed fitting to go visit her in the [...]

Ijams Nature Center

Enjoy the great outdoors near downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick Outdoor recreational options abound in Knoxville, Tennessee: A local “Get Out And Play” guide boasts the city has “222 parks, trails and greenways to [...]

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Rescue with Black River Outdoors

Naturalist-guided kayak eco-tour of the salt marsh near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, leads to an unexpected sea turtle rescue mission. By Hope S. Philbrick Once in a while you recognize what will rank as one of [...]

Chihuly in the Garden

Chihuly exhibition returns to Atlanta after 12 years. Tickets on sale March 1. Tickets to internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly’s encore exhibition, Chihuly in the Garden, at the Atlanta Botanical Garden will go on sale Tuesday, [...]

Autumn Escape to Beech Mountain, North Carolina

The budget-friendly “Bike & Brew” and “Hike & Wine” packages are tempting lures to make the most of this fall. Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. [...]

Popular Features Reopen at Chimney Rock State Park

Subway, Grotto and Pulpit Rock now open. The Subway, Grotto and Pulpit Rock, long-time popular features on the Outcroppings trail at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, have reopened after being closed since 2008. The [...]

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The “Grand Canyon of Texas” is in Amarillo. By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you prefer to gaze upon picturesque vistas from the air-conditioned comfort of your car or get out and work up a sweat exploring [...]

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