Category Archives: Hiking & Outdoors

7 Picturesque Lighthouses in Virginia Worth Visiting (+ Map)

Old and new Cape Henry Lighthouses on the water in VA

Are you a lover of lighthouses? This guide walks you through the seven lighthouses in Virginia and details their history and how to visit them (if you’re permitted to do so). We have omitted Virginia lighthouses that are completely off of the land or unable to be visited or seen visibly.  If you have a […]

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 Can’t-Miss Virginia Bike Trails (Including Rails to Trails)

New River Trail State Park bike trail in Virginia in Draper, VA copy

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you will love the many Virginia bike trails that exist throughout the state.  The trails vary in level of difficulty and all have a different history behind them. These are the best bike trails in Virginia.  We have excluded mountain biking trails from this guide as we will create a […]

10 Breathtaking Outer Banks Beaches (You Shouldn’t Skip!)

Best Outer Banks beaches

One of the most famous places to visit on the East Coast is the Outer Banks. Why? The gorgeous Outer Banks beaches, of course! This guide details the best beaches in the Outer Banks, showcasing a mixture of rugged ones with developed (and somewhat touristy!) ones. Did we miss any worthwhile OBX beaches on the […]

20 Beautiful Lakes in Virginia to Visit This Year

Sherando Lake

Something that many people don’t know is that there are only two lakes in Virginia that are naturally formed. However, it doesn’t make the others not worth visiting! This is a guide to the best lakes in Virginia – including ones spread all across the state! What are your favorite Virginia lakes? Let us know […]

6 Best Places for Skiing in North Carolina (+ Ski Resort Info)

Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina

While the east coast may not have a reputation for skiing, you can still find plenty of opportunities for skiing in North Carolina. This guide lists the top ski resorts in North Carolina, including ones for beginners (and with ski schools). If you’re looking to go skiing or snowboarding in North Carolina, hopefully, this will […]