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Carved by ancient glaciers, Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail offers an adventure for every skill level. Hike the full 1,200 miles, or just wander for an afternoon. 
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Whether you define outdoor fun as pedaling alongside a canyon drop-off or hiking a nature trail past wildflowers ablaze with color, Kansas state parks hold the ticket to fresh air activities. Here...
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Midwesterners are fortunate to have two of America's elite National Scenic Trails: the North Country Trail, which stretches from New York to North Dakota, passing...

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Looking for a fresh loop that’ll be a summer highlight or just a new trail for a weekend stroll? Try some of these 12 hikes from across the Midwest—all local favorites that we can’t wait to get back...
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A few times in life—if we’re fortunate—we’ll feel the unmistakable tingle of being somewhere at exactly the perfect moment. No more locals saying, “You shoulda been...

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Red-tail hawks routinely hang motionless, yet dipping and turning on the updrafts along the Loess Hills cliffs. From their high perspectives, they might better...

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When the high-season crowds vanish and nature’s best show arrives, northeast Michigan’s winding rivers, inland lakes and deep woods provide the perfect playground for paddlers, hikers and leaf...
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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula boasts shoreline on three of the five Great Lakes (Huron, Michigan and Superior), plus dense forests and even a small mountain range (the Porcupine Mountains). These...
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Active travelers come to Ely bearing canoe paddles and backpacks; others rest easy at plush lodges.
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Whether you go storm-chasing, bread-baking, schooner-sailing or cattle-driving, you'll come home with stories your friends can't wait to hear.

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