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Active Travel

Love to bike, walk, kayak or just keep moving on your vacation? We do, too! See our ideas for active travel in cities and towns throughout the Midwest, including restaurants and hotels that active travelers will enjoy.

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Chicago’s lakefront, waterways, parks and gardens make it easy to be outdoors and exercise year-round.
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We sent writers to four adult sleep-away camps. Whether you want to channel The Parent Trap or start the path to self-discovery, adventure awaits—and the s’mores are going fast.
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There’s a good reason why Kansas celebrates Home on the Range as its official song. Discover Old West adventure at guest ranches, living-history museums and dusty rodeo arenas.
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Join a Chicago running tour that puts you face-to-face with the 19th-century World’s Fair—and its notorious villain.
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An experienced Badlands National Park visitor shares her top tips for getting the most of our your visit to this other-worldly park.
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A Midwest native explains her passion for paddleboarding—and why she started a company to make inflatable boards.
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With water recreation, golf, hiking, biking and skiing, the little resort town of Galena, Illinois, offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Stunning views of Lake Michigan reward adventure-seekers in Traverse City during an active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Fly high on the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour or try another adventure in the Shawnee National Forest region.
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The Ozarks make a stunning backdrop for biking, hiking, water sports and outdoor recreation during your active Midwest weekend getaway in Branson.

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