Subscribe for future Step Outside News!

More Hiking Features

10 Best Hiking Tours in America

10 Best Hiking Tours in America
Picture it: Your backpack is loaded with everything you need for a few hours or a few days in the great outdoors. There’s nothing standing…
Read More >>>

10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry

10 (Modern) Essentials Every Hiker Should Carry
When the third edition of the classic book Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills was released back in 1974, it quickly became a must-read for any…
Read More >>>

Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks
Spring is finally here, which means sunshine and warmer temperatures aren’t far behind. But before you hit the trail for your first hike,…
Read More >>>

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips
After a long winter, you’re no doubt itching to get back on your favorite trails, and inspired to explore new ones. But are you spring hiking…
Read More >>>

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm
One of the best things about hiking is that it is an outdoor activity that you can do all year long. So why is that so many avid hikers hang up their…
Read More >>>

10 Best Winter Hikes in Michigan

10 Best Winter Hikes in Michigan
It's winter in Michigan, and for some people that may mean hibernation. For others, however, it means an opportunity to get out in the snow and cold…
Read More >>>

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
Read More >>>

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HYPOTHERMIA Hypothermia is one of the major causes of death…
Read More >>>

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 >>>

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
Read More >>>

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Yankee Springs Recreation Area

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Did you know that 20 percent of Michigan's forested land is state forest? Throw in the assortment of non-forest state parks and you've got a recipe…
Read More >>>

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Michigan

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Michigan
Michigan is tops when it comes to stunning fall foliage. When the leaves start to change and float to the ground from the tree branches, the best way…
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 Energizing Hikes in Michigan

5 Energizing Hikes in Michigan
When the beginner hike is too easy, it’s time to try a new challenge. Don't worry, Michigan's got you covered. There are more…
Read More >>>

Making the Most Out of Rifle River Recreation Area

Making the Most Out of Rifle River Recreation Area
To truly appreciate the nature that surrounds you, immersing yourself in a state park or national forest is the way to go. From its giant shimmering…
Read More >>>

Events Near Johannesburg MI

Stafford's Top Of Michigan Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7:00am
Charlevoix, MI
Read More »

Relay For Life of Top of the Mitt

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 at 10:00am
Cheboygan County Fairgrounds
Cheboygan, MI
Read More »

Young State Park - Kid's Fishing Tournament

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 10:00am
Young State Park
Boyne City, MI
Read More »

Relay For Life of Chain of Lakes

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:00am
Shaun Davies Track
Bellaire, MI
Read More »

Bayview Music Festival

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Voorhies Hall
Bay View, MI
Read More »

Relay For Life of Crawford-Oscoda County

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:00am
Grayling City Park
Grayling, MI
Read More »

Relay For Life of Ionia County

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 10:00am
Atlanta, MI
Read More »

Relay For Life of Livingston County

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 5:00pm
Atlanta, MI
Read More »

NRA Women On Target? Instructional Shooting Clinic

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:00am
Northland Sportsman's Club
Gaylord, MI
Read More »

Kalkaska Gobblers, MI

Kalkaska Gobblers, MI
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 at 5:30pm
Kalkaska, MI
Read More »

Presque Isle Turkey Trackers,MI

Presque Isle Turkey Trackers,MI
Monday, Mar 2, 2020 at 5:00pm
Posen, MI
Read More »

Beaver Creek, MI

Beaver Creek, MI
Monday, Apr 13, 2020 at 5:30pm
Grayling, MI
Read More »

Elk Country Gobblers, MI

Elk Country Gobblers, MI
Monday, Apr 27, 2020 at 5:00pm
Comins, MI
Read More »