Recreation

Articles and advice about outdoor recreation on the land, from hiking and wildlife watching to hidden swimming holes and campfires secrets!

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Top Summer Hikes for Land Lovers (& How to Make the Most of Them)

When people in other industries go on vacation, they want to get as far away from anything relating to their business as possible. In the land industry, land experts and landowners take a break from land by… going to see more land! Here are our picks for five perfect hikes for land lovers.

image of waterfall in Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona

6 Great Summer Swimming Holes

With the arrival of the summer swelter, we dive into a few of our favorite swimming holes around the country, from clear Hill Country pools to clothing-optional mountain springs with a view!

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How to Get the Country’s Favorite National Parks (Almost) to Yourself this Summer

America's favorite national parks are popular for good reasons: dramatic landscapes, pristine ecosystems, epic wildlife and iconic vistas, to name but a few. But there are ways to enjoy stunners like Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smoky national parks without the crowds. Find out how here.

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5 Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

Learn useful tips for hiking with your dog that will ensure a safe trail experience and give you a chance to bond and spend a great time with your dog outdoors.

Paddleboarders at Lake Tahoe

Water Worlds: A Paddleboarder’s Guide to Exploring the Outdoors

The founder of Floating Authority, a gear-review site for paddleboards, kayaks and other paddling equipment, gives us his top picks for where to paddleboard in the U.S.

Property for Sale Near Ski Resorts

Sick!: Epic Property For Sale Near the Country’s Best Ski Resorts

To get you in the mood for the coming 2017-18 ski season, here’s a look at some of the finest property for sale near some of the country’s best ski resorts.

Theodore Roosevelt conservation legacy

Raising Roosevelts: The Next Generation of Wildlife Conservation

Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to wildlife conservation and land stewardship are monumental. Now it is up to the present generation to preserve the wildlife and land for those generations to come, just as Roosevelt did.

Rogue River Ranch, Oregon

Listing of the Week: Oregon Recreational Retreat with Rogue River Access

Tucked among the pine-covered foothills of southern Oregon's Cascade Mountains, 74-acre Rogue River Ranch is a recreational gem with a quarter-mile of Rogue River frontage.

View of Grand Tetons from Teton Timbers Ranch near Driggs, Idaho

Listing of the Week: Idaho Wilderness Inholding Offers Base Camp for Adventure

As a forest-service inholding, Idaho’s Teton Timbers Ranch is a virtual private wilderness retreat on the doorstep of some of the American West’s best outdoor adventures.

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How to Remove Deer Ticks Safely (Video)

Summer is peak season for nymphal-stage deer ticks, meaning you should be prepared to spot these poppy-seed-sized critters and know how to remove safely.