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Hiking / Published / Travel By On July 8, 2019

Hike, paddle, relax, repeat–in Cook Forest State Park

This post originally appeared in Recreation News. Step into Cook Forest — in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region —to relax, unwind, disconnect from the world and enjoy nature. Cook Forest is one of those special places — there’s few left — where you can always hear the mountain breeze, the sound of small animals scurrying around in their natural habitat…

Hiking / Published / Travel By On July 6, 2019

The forest is calling: Hiking and mountain biking opportunities in ANF

This post originally appeared in Recreation News. Thinking about leaving the city behind and getting back to nature? In the Allegheny National Forest of Pennsylvania, you can do just that. The Allegheny National Forest is home to 13 hiking trails, covering more than 200 miles. So which ones should you hike during your visit? Tuna Valley Trail System According to…

Hiking / Published By On March 1, 2019

First hike of 2019

This post originally appeared in Recreation News. It took some convincing, but I finally got out for our first hike of 2019. As most of our Mid-Atlantic readers know, it’s been a more brutal winter than usual — especially in my home base of Pennsylvania. Getting outdoors gets to be more difficult, and motivation to get moving even harder. But…

Hiking / Published / Travel By On February 4, 2019

Five things to do during a romantic getaway in Clarion, Pa.

During the month of celebrating love, there’s nothing more romantic than cozying up in a cabin in a remote location — and the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region is full of them. The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region consists of five counties in the northwest and central part of the state: Forest, Elk, Cameron, Jefferson and Clarion. It’s also home to outdoor…

Published / Travel By On October 1, 2018

Downtown Frederick, Maryland, has a lot to love

Early this September, I was able to make a visit to the wonderful Maryland city for a visit with Recreation News co-editor Amanda Williams. When we’re able to visit each other, there’s always an adventure involved — and usually craft beer. As someone who’s obsessed with historic downtowns and their economic vitality, I always love visiting Frederick and drawing inspiration…

Hiking / Travel By On July 21, 2018

We camped in a top-rated site in Pennsylvania!

Remember when I told you that we were going to be adding one of the top-rated camping sites in Pennsylvania to our bucket list? We did it! And it was incredible. Based on the recommendation of blog Mike’s Road Trip, we stayed at site No. 74 in Dew Drop Campground for two nights, and we’ve already decided that this is…

Dogs / Travel By On June 9, 2018

Camping in 2018: What I’m doing differently

While both Sean and I had camped before with our families or friends in the past, the summer of 2017 is the year that we really started camping more as a hobby. We both love hiking and the peacefulness of being outdoors, so it’s probably one of the most perfect activities we can do together as a couple — and…

Travel By On February 6, 2018

Camping Goals: This unlisted camp spot in Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania is due for about a foot of snow this week, yet for some reason, I’ve got camping on the brain. I think my body is longing for warmer weather and nights sleeping outside. While planning out some of our camping trips last year, I stumbled across a YouTube video for the “best camp spot in Pennsylvania.” I’m pretty…

Travel By On January 1, 2018

Living the urban life at The Cork Factory Lofts

We’ve been to Pittsburgh time and time again. In a former life, it wouldn’t have really been considered a destination, as much as a regular spot that we visited. Sean even lived in the city for a few years. But, since we moved to Central Pennsylvania, going to Pittsburgh has turned into a new kind of experience that requires at…