Lighting the Trail

As winter gives way to spring, and temperatures climb across the country, you might be feeling the itch to spend more and more time outdoors. Trouble is, the sun hasn’t had a chance to catch up to your schedule yet, and there don’t seem to be enough daylight hours to accommodate all the hiking you […]

10 Great Biking Trails in the U.S.

One of the best things about remote cabins, cottages, camps and lakehomes is that they are never far from a good wilderness path. When you get the itch to hit the trail, there are plenty of options for hiking, biking and riding ATVs or other off-road vehicles (ORVs).

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Here are just a few worthy biking trails […]

10 Great Hiking Trails in the U.S.

One of the best things about remote cabins, cottages, camps and lakehomes is that they are never far from a good wilderness path.
When you get the itch to hit the trail, there are plenty of options for hiking, biking and riding ATVs or other off-road vehicles (ORVs). Here are just a few worthy hiking trails […]

Book Review: “A Twist of Lyme: Battling a Disease That Doesn’t Exist” by Andrea H. Caesar

Technological advances in medicine have made it easier to understand and diagnose Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. The author of this book has been suffering from chronic Lyme disease since the age of 11, but she wasn’t actually diagnosed until the age of 36. This is a chronicle of her physical and mental struggle […]

Combat Cold Weather: Keep Warm With Waterproof Outwear & Heated Gear

Outdoor winter activities at the cabin not only give you the chance to see nature’s beauty in a whole new way, they also often give you the chance to get thoroughly chilled. But staying warm and dry when the mercury drops is a lot easier thanks to today’s technical gear and accessories for winter adventures […]

Downhill Mountain Biking

How To Do It Now that you know what lift-served biking is, and where to do it, how do you go about it? Not surprisingly, you approach it in much the same way […]

An Extraordinary Garden

If this man can grow a beautiful cabin garden in Alaska, there’s hope for gardeners everywhere!
Story by Robyn Roehm Cannon

Every year, between mid-May and September, travelers from around the world flock to Denali National Park and Preserve, carrying high hopes for clear skies to catch a glimpse of North America’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley.Mt. McKinley can be […]

Gear Up For Hiking

One of the beauties of hiking is its simplicity. It’s just walking, really. Albeit, often uphill and sometimes through mud or over rocks, but overall, it’s just walking. Still, a few key pieces of essential gear can go a long way toward ensuring a great hiking experience. […]

Light Weight Hiking Gear Keeps You Moving

Let’s say you dream of hiking the Enchantments, that magical 17-mile traverse that winds through otherworldly mountain tarns and rocky spires in Washington State’s Alpine Lakes region. What stops you, however, is the prospect of schlepping a 50- to 60-pound pack up the steep and treacherous passes. Not only that, but […]

Great Products for the Outdoors

In the August 2013 issue, we showed you a lineup of gear that makes it easier to enjoy the great outdoors. Check out the slideshow below to find seven additional products not shown in the magazine.