5 Reasons to Go Winter Hiking near Dayton Ohio

Photo above: Winter hiking in Bill Yeck Park near Centerville Ohio.  No need to hang up your hiking gear just because of the cooler temperatures—winter is actually one of the best times to hike in Ohio. This magical season reveals beautiful views that were once hidden by dense vegetation, adds an occasional covering of snow, … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Go Winter Hiking near Dayton Ohio

Tips and Tricks for Winter Camping

By Dan S., Great Miami Outfitters Camping outside isn't just for fair weather my friends. For me, winter hiking and camping is the best time of year. Think about it... no bugs, no crowds, just solitude, beauty and yes, even comfort, await - if you go about it right. During the holidays I tend to … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Winter Camping

Fall in Love with these 12 Local Trails and Parks

Autumn is here and we are ready to fall in love all over again with the many color-soaked trails Dayton has waiting to be hiked, biked, and more. We can practically hear the leaves crunching under our boots! There are lots of trails and parks to choose from before you head out. So here's a … Continue reading Fall in Love with these 12 Local Trails and Parks

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Ted Bell and Northstar Canoes

After a seven-year hiatus, former flatwater and downriver canoe champion Ted Bell started building canoes again in 2014 for his Northstar Canoes, based in Princeton, Minnesota. “I’m super happy to be back building boats,” Bell, 61, said. “I’m doing what I love to do.” Bell sold his long-running Bell Canoe Works company to ORC in 2006, … Continue reading Ted Bell and Northstar Canoes

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Explore the Eastern Sierras for Fall Colors and Great Hiking

By Royce Fonseca, Kühl Editor  I’m always up for an adventure, and when someone suggests a new place, you can count me in! Recently I was invited to explore the Eastern Sierras with Al and his dog, Mali. A fellow photographer, fly fisherman and outdoor enthusiast, Al convinced me that the Sierras are a must-see … Continue reading Explore the Eastern Sierras for Fall Colors and Great Hiking

Tilley Paddler’s Hat: The Kayak Angler’s Hat

By Kyle McCann / Canoe & Kayak We’ve outlined the five biggest reasons the Tilley Paddler's Hat should rest atop your melon. Whether you like it or not, the right hat while kayak fishing can mean a world of difference in the success of your day. It may or may not help you catch the … Continue reading Tilley Paddler’s Hat: The Kayak Angler’s Hat

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Hiking the Twin Arches Loop Trail in the Big South Fork

Written by Dan S. / Great Miami Outfitters  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. Located in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee, the area boasts over 160 miles of trails along scenic gorges … Continue reading Hiking the Twin Arches Loop Trail in the Big South Fork