Malee Baker Oot

Lexington, Southwest Virginia, Shenandoah National Park, Waynesboro, Bardstown, Asheville, Baltimore, Washington, West Virginia, Charlotte, Boone, Crystal Coast, Abingdon

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  1. Paddling through Bald Cypress Swamps and Sloughs in Western Kentucky: An Otherworldly Adventure


    The landscape of Jackson Purchase area of western Kentucky offers a mosaic of wetlands inundated with wildlife-loaded swamps and sloughs, shaded by groves of water-logged bald cypress and tupelo—ecosystems that are exceptionally rare in the Southeast.

  2. An Insider's Guide to Grayson Highlands State Park: Virginia's Land of High Peaks, Grassy Balds, and Wild Ponies

    Southwest Virginia

    Grayson Highlands State Park features the hightest peak in the state, wild ponies, and some of the most scenic hiking trails in Virginia.

  3. What to Know About the Massanutten Trail: A Must-Ride 70-Mile Mountain Bike Loop in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley

    Shenandoah National Park

    The 70-mile Massanutten Trail in the Shenandoah Valley is a treasure for all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, but especially for adventure-craving mountain bikers with nerves of steel.

  4. Fall in the Shenandoah Valley: How to Witness One of the Best Foliage Displays in the United States


    The Shenandoah Valley features amazing views year-round, but come the fall, it's one of the Virginia's best vantage points for the fiery seasonal transition, as the colors of autumn spread from the high peaks to the leafy hollows of the region.

  5. Your Guide to the Best Food & Drink in Bardstown


    With a little bit of everything from gourmet restaurants to downhome joints serving classic Southern comfort food, there’s a lot of gastronomic ground to cover in Bardstown, so here’s our guide to some of the best local indulgences.

  6. 5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina


    North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

  7. The Top 5 Scenic Drives in the Shenandoah Valley (and Where to Stop Along the Way)


    Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is a diverse place, sprinkled with charming towns, wineries, craft breweries, and infinite outdoor adventures. So load up the car and explore Virginia’s most stunning landscapes with one of these epic road trips.

  8. The Undiscovered Trail Towns of Southwest Virginia

    Southwest Virginia

    Southwest Virginia has massive tracts of national forest, capped with cloud-parting summits, and airy expanses of high country found no place else in the state. These trail towns serve as the perfect base camps for exploring the region.

  9. Discovering One of the East Coast's "Last Great Places"


    Paddling the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge offers a slice of serenity and fascinating history on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  10. 48 Hours of Adventure: The Ultimate Weekend Getaway in Jackson County


    Situated in the western corner of North Carolina, Jackson County is an explorer’s paradise and the perfect destination for an epic weekend away.

  11. 10 Must-Visit Waterfalls in Western Carolina


    In the wild and rugged corner of North Carolina, Jackson County is filled with a wide variety of waterfalls that will impress any hiker. Here are 10 of the best.

  12. Looking for a Fall Romantic Getaway? Check Out the Small Southwest Virginia Town of Abingdon

    Abingdon, Virginia, is filled with options for outdoor adventure, making it a perfect destination for a weekend retreat.

  13. Where to Find the Best Fall Colors in Virginia

    From strenuous hikes to the state’s highest peaks to easy walks from the parking lot, these trails offer incredible views of fall colors in Virginia.

  14. An Adventurer’s Guide to 5 Days on Virginia’s Eastern Shore


    Virginia’s Eastern Shore is a natural wonder.

  15. 5 North Carolina Beach Towns to Visit in the Off-Season (and Why You Should)

    Even in the winter, North Carolina’s coast is still prime for paddling and loaded with land-based adventures and cultural attractions that make for an excellent weekend getaway.

  16. 8 Reasons to Escape DC and Head to Staunton this Fall


    The historic Shenandoah Valley town of Staunton, Virginia, is an excellent place to view the fall colors. With hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking—plus a wide variety of in-town amenities—Staunton is perfect for a fall getaway.

  17. Done in a Day: Exploring the Southern Smokies from Sylva


    The best day excursions in the southern part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  18. 8 Reasons Why West Virginia is the Best of the Appalachian Trail

    West Virginia

    The extensive 2,200-mile AT weaves through West Virginia twice, first skirting 20 miles along the Virginia border in the ruggedly remote southern part of the state, and then traveling 4 miles through the eastern panhandle.

  19. 10 Lesser Known Autumn Adventures in North Carolina


    Get away from the crowds with these lesser known (but entirely worthwhile) North Carolina adventures.

  20. 10 Toughest Adventures in North Carolina


    These tough North Carolina adventures will test even the toughest of the tough. Are you up for them?

  21. Exploring the Largest Ship Graveyard in America


    On a map, Mallows Bay appears to be just another insignificant cleft in the shoreline. But, beneath the shallow waters of this forgotten inlet lies the largest collection of decaying ships in the entire country.

  22. The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings in North Carolina


    Combine North Carolina's wealth of outdoors adventures with excellent microbrew options on our beer tour.

  23. Staunton: Shhh, it's the Best Small Town in Virginia


    One of the oldest settlements in the Blue Ridge, Staunton, Virginia, features a historic downtown, craft breweries, farm-to-table restaurants—and easy access to some of the most impressive outdoor vistas on the East Coast.

  24. Hiking to the Yellow Mountain Fire Tower: The Toughest Hike in Western Carolina?


    The hike to the Yellow Mountain Fire Tower is considered one of the toughest in North Carolina.

  25. How to Have an Awesome Microbrew Tour in Jackson County


    The Jackson County, North Carolina, Ale Trail makes for a compact, craft-brew loaded pub crawl.