Subscribe for future Step Outside News!

More Hiking Features

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
Read More >>>

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
Read More >>>

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Virginia

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Virginia
No matter where you find yourself in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you’re never far from an outstanding hiking trail. Mountains. Valleys.…
Read More >>>

5 Energizing Hikes in Virginia

5 Energizing Hikes in Virginia
Virginian hikers enjoy many of the most rewarding trails on the East Coast. When it comes to upping the ante and pushing yourself on a more…
Read More >>>

7 Best Trail Running Spots in Virginia

7 Best Trail Running Spots in Virginia
Trail runners in Virginia have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Should you head to the beach and the oft-sighted First Landing State Park?…
Read More >>>

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Virginia

7 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Virginia
Virginia’s diverse natural habitats, from the beaches on the eastern shore to the mountains and nature preserves, make for a fantastic place…
Read More >>>

5 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia

5 Great Hiking Trails in Virginia
Hiking in Virginia is a regular pastime. Hundreds of hiking trails across our many state parks, national parks, and routes leading through the…
Read More >>>

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
Read More >>>

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
Read More >>>

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
Read More >>>

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps
Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
Read More >>>

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love
Proper footwear is one of the many keys to a successful hike. Here are six boots that will coddle your heel and arches while performing admirably on…
Read More >>>

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids
Taking your family on an antler hike puts a new twist on spring day hikes and sharpens everyone’s abilities to observe what’s around them…
Read More >>>

Backpacking the backcountry

Backpacking the backcountry
The backcountry: An isolated or remote area that only the most intrepid of campers will retreat to. Skipping out on the designated campsites and…
Read More >>>

Hiking safety in the winter

Hiking safety in the winter
If solitude is what you’re after, winter hiking can be very enjoyable. Most hiking trails are never crowded during the colder months. If you…
Read More >>>

Events Near Fries VA

Southwest Virginia Farmers' Market

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:00am
Show More Dates
Southwest Virginia Farmers' Market
Hillsville, VA
Read More »

Foothills Ducks Unlimited Dinner

Foothills  Ducks Unlimited Dinner
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
Stone Family Center and Performing Arts
Read More »

Radford Farmers Market

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 8:00am
Radford Farmers Market
Radford, VA
Read More »

Autumn Days 5K Run

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 10:00am
Felts Park
Galax, VA
Read More »

Deliverance Temple Church Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:00am
Deliverance Temple Church
Bluefield, WV
Read More »

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:00am
Yadkinville, NC
Read More »

Mayhem on Main Street Zombie Bash And 5K

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 12:00pm
Downtown Wytheville
Wytheville, VA
Read More »

Ducks Unlimited - Radford University Oyster Roast

Ducks Unlimited - Radford University Oyster Roast
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
Little River Bluegrass Barn, Little River Dam Road
Read More »

Big Elkin BrewFest

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 at 12:00pm
Elkin Municipal Park
Elkin, NC
Read More »

BBQ, Beer & Gear

BBQ, Beer & Gear
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 6:00pm
Mt. Airy, NC
Read More »

Pilot Mountain Marathon and 20k

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 9:00am
Pilot Mountain State Park
Pinnacle, NC
Read More »

Eric Higgins Memorial Deer Hunt

Eric Higgins Memorial Deer Hunt
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:00am
Galax, VA
Read More »

Alleghany Strutters

Alleghany Strutters
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 at 5:30pm
Sparta, NC
Read More »