Explore Eternal Flame Falls, NY.

By Ashley Barlow

Eternal Flame Falls is located in Western New York and is just a 50 minute drive from Niagara falls. Eternal Flame Falls features a height of 30 feet, but more impressing is the flame behind the waterfall! I visited this waterfall while driving back home from a weekend trip at Niagara Falls. I couldn’t believe that this waterfall actually had a fire just behind the waterfall and I just had to see it for myself to believe it!

This waterfall has a small grotto that read more

10 Nature Craft Ideas

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By Bryony Sumner

We love getting out and about in nature with our 2 boys. Earlier this year we wrote about our favourite nature play ideas and we were so inspired by all the lovely comments from like-minded outdoor lovers that we wanted to share some more of our outdoor play ideas.

I’ve always been a craft lover – but the idea of buying materials to create artwork with the kids that then just gets thrown away doesn’t feel great to me – especially when a lot of art and craft kits are made read more

THE FJÄLLRÄVEN CLASSIC USA

By Ashley Barlow

The First Annual Fjällräven Classic has officially made its way to the US and I am beyond thankful to have been invited out to be a part of this incredible event! Three glorious days and two nights under the glistening stars backpacking through the remote wilderness of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Over 100 people from all over the US came out to this event and trekked 20+ miles in the back country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the 71,000 acres of State Forest State Park. read more

Creative Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunts for Kids

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By Megan Darmody

It’s no easy task to keep kids occupied. Particularly, if you’re on a long road trip or out camping with your family for a long period of time. Sometimes, you have to get creative and think out of the box.

A photo scavenger hunt is a great activity to keep the little ones busy and spark curiosity and wonder for their surroundings. Kids will be ecstatic to explore nature and be proud to check items off their list when they find them.

All you’ll need to get started with your read more

Activities for Your Camping Bachelorette

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Activities for Your Camping Bachelorette – the possibilities are virtually endless!

By Amanda Moore

You’ve finally decided on having a camping bachelorette. You’ve decided on your wedding party, issued out the invitations, picked out the campgrounds, the party’s theme—basically, everything is set and ready to go. It’s exhilarating and exciting and something brand new that you get to experience with your closest friends and family.

The only thing that can really make this better is read more

The Mountains Women Have Conquered

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An International Women’s Day post by Emily Krause

From female-only groups of mountaineers to solo rock climbers, women have been (literally) reaching new heights for decades. Women climbers across the globe have shown the world not only that the future is female, but also that women can crash through any glass ceiling, no matter how high. Here are just a few of the incredibly noteworthy female mountaineers you should be talking about in light of International Women’s Day:

  1. Junko Tabei

In read more

6 Trekking Pole Uses

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6 Trekking Pole Uses – of the non-traditional kind.

By Kristi Westberg

I’ll be very honest. It took me quite a while to admit I needed a set of trekking poles.

I used to feel like trekking poles were a sign of weakness, an extra couple of things to carry, and unnecessary to my kind of hiking. BUT the truth is whenever I came to a river crossing or was faced with a steep set of rocks I would often borrow someone else’s poles for extra support and balance.

Several years of this led me read more

5 Reasons to Keep Hiking in the Winter

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Here I share my 5 Reasons to Keep Hiking in the Winter.

By Jessica Shouse

Sure, it’s cold outside, but that’s no reason to stay inside! There seems to be a common misconception that hiking is an activity reserved for the warmer seasons. I respectfully disagree! In fact, winter might be my favorite season to get out and explore the trails: Imagine yourself inside a giant snow globe, surrounded by snow-covered pines and snow-capped peaks. Forest floors are encapsulated by a fluffy white blanket, and silence so serene.

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Bouldering for Babies

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Bouldering for Babies – My Story

By Kristi Westberg

First of all, let me say that this story does not involve a small child crag hopping. No children were harmed or even remotely involved in the making of this story, the only harm was to my own ego, which has become somewhat accustomed to the occasional bump and bruise. So the baby in this story is me, not the two thrill-seeking children who managed to out-climb, outmanoeuvre and beat me to the top of read more

Leave-No-Trace Ethics

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By Carley Fairbrother

Is There Room for Curiosity in Leave-No-Trace Ethics?

I want to start off with a story. Bear with me.

My first introduction to habitat destruction was when I was eight years old. The ditch at the end of our driveway was my favourite place to play in the early summer. It contained the densest population of tadpoles I have ever seen to date. Not just any tadpole either – Pacific tree frog tadpoles – my absolute favourite. I spent hours mucking around the ditch, and on rainy days, I’d stay inside and read about frogs. read more

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