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The Toccoa and Ocoee Rivers are located in Tennessee and run a stretch of 93 miles long. This river is best known for being the only natural river used in the Olympics, and athletes rafted on it in the 1996 games. Natives refer to parts of the river as the “Upper River”, “Middle River”, and …

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A friend and I went on a search for this hike one Saturday afternoon, and we had no idea what we were in store for. We drove around where we thought the base of the mountain was for a few hours. Finally, we  hopped out of the car at a nearby farm nearby to ask …

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A great way for your family to enjoy an activity together and stay healthy is to create a routine of working out together. This could be once a week, a few times a week, or something short once a day. Below is an example of a workout that you can do together, but don’t hesitate …

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Black Balsam Knob is  one of the most popular hikes in Pisgah National Forest. The “knobs” are rolling hills of brush and bald patches, stretching as far as the eye can see.

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It’s the first day of winter! You may be tempting to stay bundled up indoors, especially if it’s snowing. But you can make the most of the season by heading outside. Here are some activities to get you started. If it’s not snowing in your area yet, start making plans!        1. Go …

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It’s been a warm fall so far in my part of the country, and I’ve heard a lot of people comment that they are ready for cooler weather. But even if the temperature outside doesn’t have that autumn chill, there are lots of ways to celebrate the season. Here are 15 ideas to get you …

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It is tempting to sleep in on Saturdays, but if you can get out early and catch your local farmers market around 9 am, you will beat the crowd and have the chance to see things first and meet some amazing small business owners.

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I grew up in a great neighborhood. All of the kids in the cul-de-sac were around my age, so playing outside was a regular and cherished part of my everyday routine. It’s this tradition and the sense of community surrounding the experience that sparked my love for the outdoors at a young age. Across my …

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The days are getting longer, flowers are blooming and it’s the perfect time to get outside. Looking for new things to do? Try the Rainbow Hunt. Try to find things in nature that make up the colors of the rainbow. Start with red then move on to orange, green, yellow, blue, indigo, and violent. In …

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If short winter days have you longing for more time outdoors, how about bringing a bit of the outdoors to your desk? Research shows that indoor plants can improve your outlook and even reduce stress (see, for example, this article on the benefits of plants). Our family has a long-standing practice of keeping fresh flowers …

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Are the grey skies of winter getting you down? Don’t worry — there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season. Here are some ideas to get you started:   Try a new winter sport, like skiing, snowshoeing, or snow tubing. Catch a snowflake with your tongue. Have a competition among your family and see who …

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It’s the first day of fall! Here are 20 ideas to help you enjoy the season!  Go apple picking and try different varieties of apples.  Go leaf peeping.  Find your way out of a corn maze.  Go on a hayride.  Go hiking.  Visit a state or national park.  Collect fall leaves.  Carve a pumpkin.  Plant …

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From The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina:  You are invited to our Annual Hawk Watch and Lunch! Where: Caesar’s Head State Park – 8155 Geer Hwy. Cleveland, SC 29635    We will meet at the Visitor’s Center. When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018       11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Program with Tim Lee, State Park Ranger in …

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In October, The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina is hosting a series of events around TNC’s OktoberForest Initiative.  The goal is to educate the community that healthy forests = clean water = quality beer (what an equation!) Events include:  Hike your “Brewshed” – Sunday, October 7 from 12:30pm- 4:30pm.  Guided hike at Table Rock State …

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Summer temperatures are high, but there are lots of fun ways to beat the heat. These water activities will keep you cool when it’s hot outside.   Go swimming. Check around to find the swimming spots are near you. Besides a pool, some other places to consider are a lake at a state park or …

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It’s so easy to snap a picture. You don’t even need to carry a camera – a cell phone, tablet, or iPad will do the job just fine. If you like to take photos, you’ve probably got a growing collection of pictures of friends, family, events, and selfies. But have you ever thought of capturing …

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Early in the morning, on January 31, a super blue blood moon will be visible to residents in some parts of the western U.S. Find out more on NASA’s site HERE.    Photo by cgiraldez    

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In many parts of the country, the winter season means snow. But before you bundle up with that cozy blanket in front of the fire, consider these ideas for enjoying that fluffy white stuff: Go sledding Gather snow to make snow cream Build a snowman or a whole snow family Have a snowball fight (my …

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If you’re like me, 2017 became a more stress-filled year than I ever anticipated. Some of it was due to circumstances, some of it was because I said “yes!” too many times, and some of it was stress from less-than-wise choices. And while we can’t always control the stressors in our lives, there are things …

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Today is the first official day of winter and the shortest day of the year.  To celebrate, the Outdoorosity team has a few ideas for you and your family to make the winter season magical: Celebrate the solstice with a night hike. You can read more here. Enjoy the winter by bringing the outdoors inside. …

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