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The Adventure Adviser

WE'RE LOOKING FOR FAMILY RAFT TRIPS IN MICHIGAN IN JULY. ANY IDEAS? Jan Sander Cincinnati, Ohio If it must be Michigan, your best bet is the Class I-II Pine...

The Adventure Adviser

ARE THERE FAMILY-ORIENTED BIKING TRIPS ON THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL FOR A COUPLE WITH A 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER? Christy Schlafly St. Louis, Missouri The explorer...

Get A Clue

"Zoe keeps poking me with a stick," Maddy complained, dodging around the parking lot near the Appalachian Trail sign. After two hours in the car, we were at our worst. Zoe, 14, and...

Canadian Bounty

MAIN RIVER, NEWFOUNDLAND Officially designated as a Canadian Heritage River last year, the 36-mile Main slices through Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula—a pristine...

The Weekenders

Back in 1883, Blanche Hiestand and her little brother, Orris, wandered into a cemetery on Samuel Stewart's property in Marengo, Indiana, about 40 minutes west of Louisville, Kentucky, slid down...

The Weekenders

Most families plan one big blowout vacation each summer—which still leaves a lot of summer left to enjoy. Our advice: Think weekends. Our seven getaways are active enough to keep older kids...

The Weekenders

While the rest of the South is making a beeline to crowded Great Smoky Mountains National Park, steer your weekend assault vehicle, with bike rack fully loaded, to Big South Fork National River...

The Weekender

Sign on for a two-day, two-night trip in the Green Mountains with Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm and you'll ride the Ducati of horse breeds by day and snooze in spindle-leg feather beds by night....

The Weekenders

Yosemite is the obvious California climbing choice. But for a change of rock—and an atmosphere that's welcoming for climbers of all ages and abilities—try the Mammoth Lakes area. Clark...

Trail Mix

HUT 1, HUT 2, HUT 3... Civilized shelters in the White Mountains take the pack out of backpacking "I think we're making a big mistake," my husband, an authority on worst...

These Hooves Were Made for Hiking

When I was a Boy Scout dragging big packs up steep trails into California's Sierra Nevada, all that kept me plodding was a mantra: "I hate this, I hate this, I hate this!" If it weren't for...

All Roads Lead to Home Base

At first, an Alaska camping trip sounded out of the question for my family. Too much work, too much gear, too much unfamiliar territory. Not to mention too few showers and not enough good food....

Pick Your Paddle

BEGINNER / CONNECTICUT RIVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE A 12-mile leisurely paddle on the Connecticut River, beneath New England's birches and sugar maples, recalls The Wind in the Willows

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