More organizations are cropping up to help everyone find a community in the outdoors. Here are seven of our favorites.

A new report found that towns near plenty of outdoor recreation attract new residents and higher incomes. But this could also mean higher costs of living, affordable housing challenges, and encroachment into vulnerable landscapes.

From detailed designs to brands looking to make a social impact, these are the hats you can find us in all summer

Hip shape and torso length matter, and a pack that fits right will save you energy on the trail

Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful

Brands need to do more to prove they're using this imagery in a respectful way—and hiring Indigenous people to design it

Surprisingly technical trail-to-town wear that's comfortable, tough, and versatile

A new collaboration with The North Face will offer programs to earn badges in outdoor skills like backpacking, rock climbing, and trail running

The Outdoor Industry Association estimates that Americans spend $887 billion on recreation each year. Here's how much each of the 50 states contributes.

The Outdoor Industry Association tacks on another $200 billion in direct consumer spending to their 2012 estimate, but we won't get the official number until 2018