Category Archives: Hiking & Outdoors

11 Amazing Places to Go Hiking near Chattanooga, TN (+ Map)

Cloudland Canyon State Park

One thing that Chattanooga does not have a shortage of is amazing nature! This is a guide to the best places to go hiking near Chattanooga for all skill levels. We have tried to keep the Chattanooga trails on this list as easy to moderate levels so that they are manageable for every hiker. They […]

7 Fantastic Places to Go Hiking Near Lynchburg VA (+ Map)

Hiking in Amherst

Virginia is teeming with beautiful nature and Lynchburg sits in an area where the east meets the west. For me, this means that there is some fantastic hiking near Lynchburg VA for all skill levels! We tried to keep this guide focused on day hikes near Lynchburg rather than extended weekend hikes more toward the […]

10 Best Hikes near Charlotte, NC for All Levels (+ Map!)

Hiking trails near Charlotte North Carolina

I sometimes forget about how much nature surrounds Charlotte and how it is the perfect base for nature opportunities. These are the best hikes near Charlotte NC for all skill levels. I grew up in an area of the United States (Richmond, VA) where mountains were not my backyard and I always envied those that […]

7 Places to See Spring Wildflowers in Virginia (& Nearby)

Wildflower Meadow, Virginia

Are you looking for the best places to see spring wildflowers in Virginia? This guide will show you where (and when!) to find the colorful beauties! This is a guide to where to see Virginia spring wildflowers, including some options in local areas outside of Virginia.  Let us know where your favorite destination for wildflowers […]

12 Best Waterfall Hikes in Virginia That Are Worth Your Time

Crabtree Falls lower section Virginia waterfall

Virginia may not be renowned for its waterfalls, but they definitely do exist and they are in various parts of the state.  This guide shows the best waterfall hikes in Virginia that you’ll want to add to your bucket list. If you have a favorite Virginia waterfall hike that was left off this list, please […]

7 Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park

Overall run falls in the fallOverall Run waterfall

If you love waterfalls as much as I do, you will be obsessed over these incredible waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park! There are several amazing Shenandoah National Park waterfalls.  We have picked a handful of our favorites and many of them are reachable with an easy hike within the park (and are accessible from Skyline […]