As soon as the ice thaws, take advantage of these season starters.
Your region's go-now guide: Explore ice caves on Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, overnight in peace in northern Missouri, and more.
Snag a dozen great winter trips, including a texas Hill Country overnight, a Lake Superior snowshoe,
and a hike to Apostle islands ice caves.
Our trail scouts' top local hikes
Your region's go-now guide.
Paddle a novice-friendly route on the state's third largest lake.
Climb dunes, find instant solitude, camp atop riverside bluffs, ascend to surprising above-treeline views, and hike along the St. Croix River.
Discover east Texas's longleaf pine forest; see the Boundary Waters on foot.
The undisputed local experts—you—chose the top parks, trails, campsites, and weekend getaways from Alaska to Alabama.
Your favorite Great Lakes hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Great Lakes.
The best hikes near Milwaukee.
The best hikes in the Midwest, as recommended by the region's best hiking clubs.
Hike a landscape carved by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago.
Our army of reader-reader scouts mapped 59 local hikes from South Carolina to Northern California. See their favorites, then learn how to download tracklogs and waypoints.
See moose, bag a high-desert peak, and sample a quiet long trail. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)
Mississippi river vistas, ocean-size grasslands, and guaranteed solitude.
Explore a vast, trail-free prairie.
See the country's best light show.
Bushwhack into what very well might be the quietest spot in America.
Climb to views of the mighty Mississippi River.
Thru-hike one of the country's least-known National Scenic Trails.
Hike the River-to-River Trail over rugged ridges, through narrow canyons, and into small caves.
Nine ways to get your cascade fix from Tennessee to Montana.
Witness glittering underground gems, skate across frozen ponds, and wander amid towering walls of ice. Just don't try to lick anything.
Fall camping season seems to go on forever with these fair-weather weekend trips.
You don't need a boat to see this spectacular national lakeshore. Here's how to explore the best of its bluffs and beaches by foot (and paddle).
Want to boost your backcountry karma? Here are three places to hike–and give back.
This old logging camp and woolly mammoth marching ground provides incredible views.
From paddling Lake Superior to glacier-hopping in Alaska: 6 hair-raising, lung-busting adventures from America's top outfitters
Hike to see arty rock sculptures left by the last Ice Age into the Wisconsin rock.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Wisconsin.
Feeling people-shy? Follow Wisconsin's wolves to this lonely section of the Ice Age Trail.
Carved limestone cliffs add even more to love on Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail.
Wisconsin: Explore 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland shoreline where strings of cliffs and caves are bejeweled in ice.
Combine a full harvest moon with a remote island trail for the greatest show on Earth.
If you're a fan of eskers, moraines, kettles, and kames, Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine State Forest is the right place for you.
Too small to get much attention and a pain in the neck to reach: The perfect Wisconsin escape.
A water-lover's Wisconsin wonderland with forests, prairies, and the occasional eagle.
Wisconsin's Brule River has great rivers galore -- just don't lose your uncle's canoe.
The ambling Wisconsin River has only one speed: full-out relaxed.
Hiking Wisconsin's glacier-carved trail will set you back 12,000 years.
Thank the Ice Age for the challenging hiking and incredible views you'll find in the Blue Hills.
Escape from the urban at Wisconsin's Governor Knowles State Forest.
Lake Superior's best coast lies on Wisconsin's Apostle Islands.
What they've lost in height, the Penokee Mountains make up for in big views and solitude.
While the wolf reintroduction debate rages across the country, in Wisconsin the animals are simply reclaiming their rightful place.