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Savor & Sip at Outdoor Eateries Across Tennessee

Come to the table where talented chefs treat diners to various inventive dishes from homemade goodies to fresh farm-to-table plates using seasonal ingredients to classic dishes like saucy barbecue, hot chicken and fluffy biscuits. Get a taste of Tennessee at these outdoor eateries.

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Fishing Trips at Santee State Park

Santee State Park Lake Marion Fishing Santee State Park is most famous for two things: its great freshwater fishing spots and the breathtaking outdoor beauty that comes with them. So whether you’re looking for your next big catch or you simply want to cast some lines with good company in the great outdoors, Santee State Park is the perfect spot ...

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North Carolina Elevates Outdoor Dining

With al fresco dining deemed a safer bet than indoor seating, the pandemic prompted restaurants across North Carolina to set more tables on decks, patios and sidewalks to serve travelers eager to taste the best of the chefs.

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Caves: Missouri’s Underground Treasures

One of the best-loved things about Missouri is its distinct winter, spring, summer and fall. Sometimes it seems like the state experiences all four seasons in the same day, but Missouri has a perfect solution for that: go underground.

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Nature Lovers’ Paradise

Tishomingo State Park Swinging Bridge Travelers to Mississippi can experience nature up close via trails, campgrounds, and riverbeds full of the colorful plants and roaming wildlife that make Mississippi a beautiful place to wander. Wildlife Refuge Delta National Forest, which spans 60,000 acres of wetlands and forests, and Panther Swamp National Wildlife Reserve, the largest wildlife reserve in the state ...

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Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin – America’s Foreign Country

The largest swamp in the United States is not the Florida Everglades, it is the Atchafalaya Basin. Located in south central Louisiana, it measures roughly 20 miles wide and 150 miles in length (1.4 million acres) and is a combination of wetlands and river delta where the Atchafalaya River and Gulf of Mexico converge. The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (ANHA) ...

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Explore Five Great Waterfalls (with Hikes) in Georgia

The beauty of Georgia’s waterfalls can lure even the not-so-outdoorsy types off the beaten path and into picture-perfect wilds. Waterfalls dot the landscape throughout North Georgia from Cloudland Canyon in the northwest to Tallulah Gorge in the northeast. Some are easily accessible by following paved paths, and others require more advanced navigation skills. Follow this guide to five spectacular waterfalls ...

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Blowing Rocks Preserve

By Kellilynn Hann Hobe Sound, FL — Toni Batten, of Jupiter, Fl., takes in the sunrise at Blowing Rocks Preserve. Photo by Peter W. Cross Blowing Rocks Preserve, just south of Jupiter on the Treasure Coast, is like no other place in Florida. Of the Nature Conservancy’s 400 preserves in the United States, this is their most visited, drawing 55,000 ...

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Have horse, will travel

Equestrian campgrounds make vacationing with your horse so much easier. Overnight at these five and see Alabama’s outdoors by horseback

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