Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as biking, climbing and hiking keep you active during the warmer months. Learn more about snow sports like bobsledding and the Iditarod to keep you moving this winter.

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Magnet fishing is just what it sounds like: fishing with high-powered magnets instead of bait. It's grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic but why? And what exactly are people fishing for?

By Allison Troutner

The Beijing Olympics will be the first ever Winter Olympics to rely solely on fake snow. Will the athletes know the difference?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Some runners swear by them, but others not so much. Can wearing minimalist running shoes improve your running — for life? We talked to an Olympic marathoner to find out.

By Stephanie Vermillion

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The North Shore is known as the "Seven Mile Miracle" because of the epic surfing within a 7-mile stretch. It's also where the Triple Crown of Surfing competition runs from Dec. 21 until Jan. 21, 2022.

By John Donovan

And continues to lure millions of hikers annually.

By Charles C. Chester

Runner's high is often attributed to a burst of endorphins our bodies release during a long run or even vigorous exercise. But is that feeling of euphoria we experience from a rush of endorphins or something else?

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

So you've finally gotten up the guts to go skydiving. But what if you finally jump out of the plane and your parachute doesn't open? Are you a goner or do you have a good chance of surviving?

By Joanna Thompson

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This stunning national park is a scuba diver's dream. But it's not for the inexperienced.

By Stephanie Vermillion

North Yungas Road in Bolivia was dubbed the "World's Most Dangerous Road" in the 1990s, thanks to the hundreds of people who lost their lives each year on its twisting narrow path with a 2,000-foot drop. But what's it like today?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Hiking is growing in popularity, thanks in part to COVID-19 spurring more people into the outdoors. But before you head out on that trail, there are some 'trail etiquette' guidelines to be aware of.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Some experts argue it's not good to run every single day without letting the body rest. But others take running streaks to another level, and their bodies and minds are better for it.

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

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As summer heats up and starts to sizzle, what could be more fun and refreshing than an inflatable backyard pool of cool? Here's what you need to know before you buy one.

By Laurie L. Dove

Now that summer is here, you're probably itching to hit the pool or water park. But is it safe during the coronavirus pandemic? We've got good news and some not-so-good-news.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

Urban hunting might seem like an oxymoron but many cities and suburbs rely on hunters to keep the deer populations manageable. Here's how it works.

By Nathan Chandler

Navigating a massive cruise ship through open waters takes a load of technology. We'll show you how it happens.

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In the last few years, trail hiking has exploded in popularity in America. What sparked the increase, and is this a good thing?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

It's just about vacation and pool season. But do you know exactly what you're swimming in?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Trophy hunting is extremely polarizing. On one hand, proponents argue it's important for the survival of big game species and conservation of their lands. Opponents say that argument holds no merit. We explore both sides of this divisive issue.

By Oisin Curran

The Boy Scouts of America will no longer include the word 'boy' in its official name. Opinions differ on the change.

By John Donovan

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Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa sets the world record for biggest wave ever surfed — and it's huge!

By John Perritano

The National Rifle Association focuses its considerable power on protecting the Second Amendment — the right to bear arms. But that was not their primary mission in their early years. So what changed?

By Vivien Bullen & Patrick J. Kiger

The National Park Service is considering making RSVPs mandatory for Zion National Park, as crowds have overrun the park.

By John Perritano

U.S. runners are taking longer than ever to cross the finish line. But why?

By Shelley Danzy

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"Dry drowning" sounds scary, and is all over the news. But is it even a real thing?

By Jesslyn Shields

Think people who do things like jump out of a plane in a kayak have a death wish? A small 2017 study suggests otherwise.

By John Donovan