Adventure.travel - An initiative of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Traveler's guide to physical, cultural, sustainable and ecotourism based adventure tourism vacations, tours, and holidays. For imaginative travellers on an adventure quest. Features travel reviews of top adventure travel companies to connect you with the right adventure travel company.
American Alpine Club - A non-profit mountaineering and climbing organization, that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community.
American Discovery Trail (ADT) - The American Discovery Trail is a new breed of national trail - part city, part small town, part forest, part mountains, part desert - all in one trail. Its 6,800+ miles of continuous, multi-use trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California. It reaches across America, linking community to community in the first coast to coast, non-motorized trail.
American Association for Nude Recreation (AANC) - Serving the needs of North American nudists and their families since 1931. A roster of more than 240 private clubs, resorts, and RV campgrounds, as well as nearly 50,000 individual members.
American Camping Association (ACA) - As a leading authority in child development, the ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. ACA accredits over 2000 camps. ACA-accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail - A 2,175-mile long public footpath. Conceived in 1921 and completed in 1937, private citizens built the trail and thousands like you each year volunteer to maintain its footprint. From Maine's Mount Katahdin and Georgia's Springer Mountain, this footpath traverses scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild and culturally resonant lands through 14 of the eastern United States.
California State Parks - The California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 270 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. California State Parks contains the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings of any state agency in the nation. State park units include underwater preserves, reserves, and parks; redwood, rhododendron, and wildlife reserves; state beaches, recreation areas, wilderness areas, and reservoirs; state historic parks, historic homes, Spanish era adobe buildings, including museums, visitor centers, cultural reserves, and preserves; as well as lighthouses, ghost towns, waterslides, conference centers, and off-highway vehicle parks. These parks protect and preserve an unparalleled collection of culturally and environmentally sensitive structures and habitats, threatened plant and animal species, ancient Native American sites, historic structures and artifacts.
CaliforniaHike - California trail guide up-dated with new hikes, backpacking trips and auto tours on a seasonal basis.
Camping - Camping destinations, resources, and tips.
Captains' Corner - Boating fishing-related items including personal projects, tips, solutions, techniques, boating/fishing connections and links.
Climbing Dictionary, The - Provides definitions of American and English climbing terms and translations of those terms into other languages.
Continental Divide Trail Alliance - In 1978, Congress made a monumental decision, one that secured the future of the most scenic, wild and remote landscapes in America. They designated the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT), also
known as the "King of Trails". The vision for the CDT is a 3,100-mile primitive and challenging backcountry trail from Canada to Mexico along the backbone of America. Approximately 70% of the Trail is usable. However, many of those miles are in desperate need of repair, rerouting for sustainability, or removed from roads and motorized trails.
Complete Guide to the John Muir Trail - The trail starts in America's treasure, Yosemite National Park, and continues 215 miles through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, King's Canyon National Park, and ends at the highest peak in continental United States, Mount Whitney at 14,496 ft.
FishHoo - Extensive Internet fishing resource, search engine and directory.
Fishing Notes - Provides you with lake conditions, fishing reports, articles, and tools to make the most out of your fishing trips throughout the U.S.
Florida Trail Association (FTA) - Incorporated in 1964, the Florida Trail Association is a volunteer organization that builds, maintains, protects, and promotes the 1,400 mile Florida Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service.
Fly Fishing - Fly fishing information and history, rod making, custom rod building, rod manufacturers, fly fishing with kids, fly fishing guides, and more.
Ice Age Trail Alliance - The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin's world-renowned ice age heritage and scenic beauty.
Insect Bites and Stings - Most insect bites are harmless, though they feel unpleasant. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also transmit diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria. These diseases mainly are a risk for travelers outside the United States. Also see:
iWALK - Walking and hiking in Somnoma County, California.
Leisuretourism - Information resources specifically tailored to meet the needs of the leisure, recreation, sport, tourism and cultural industries community.
Lightweight Backpacking & Hiking - Promotes ultralight backpacking and hiking featuring backpacking equipment for lightweight backpacking & hiking resources for year-round backpacking safety & enjoyment. Since 1996, the Lightweight Backpacking & Hiking website has grown to include a vast repository of resources useful for year-round backcountry safety & enjoyment.
Local Hikes - Provides information on local hiking opportunities near both large and small metropolitan areas in the United States.
Mel's Place - Saltwater and deep sea fishing sites on the Internet: tackle, boats, motors, electronics, regulations, local New Jersey fishing, fishing pictures, tuna and striped bass fishing information, marine weather and tides.
Mountain Explorer - An evolving database of images, text, maps, and tables providing random information about the major peaks and ranges of the world.
Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) - Established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making it the oldest Search and Rescue association in the United States.
Mountainzone - Stories, live cybercasts, multimedia, photos and full coverage of snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and climbing. Also, a National Park directory.
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail - The Old Natchez Trace was a 500-mile footpath that ran through Choctaw and Chickasaw lands connecting Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. You can experience portions of that journey the way earlier travelers did - on foot. Today there are four separate trails totaling 65 miles and they are administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.
National Parks of Canada - National parks are established to protect and present outstanding representative examples of natural landscapes and natural phenomena that occur in Canada's 39 natural regions, as identified in the National Park System Plan. National parks are located on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts, across the interior mountains and plains and Great Lakes, reaching as far north and south as Canada goes. They range in size from just under 9 km2 (St Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada) to almost 45,000 km2 (Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada). And they include world-renowned names such as Banff and Jasper, as well as more recently established Ivvavik and Vuntut. Consider purchasing a National Pass for unlimited opportunities to visit more than 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites over and over again, or discover others across the country.
Natural Atlas - Topo maps of the outdoors. Waterfalls, campsites, trails, mountains, springs, and other outdoor features.
North Country Trail Association - The North Country Trail - 4600 miles stretched across seven states all made possible by the hard work of more than 800 volunteers each year. This is the Great Lakes, the Northwoods, the path of westward expansion - a footpath linking communities from New York to North Dakota.
Outside Online - Mountaintop audio clips, up-to-the-minute snow reports, events calendar, lists of manufacturer contacts, expert answers to your questions.
Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) - Zigzagging its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) boasts the greatest elevation changes of any of America's National Scenic Trails, allowing it to pass through six out of seven of North America's ecozones including high and low desert, old-growth forest and artic-alpine country. From scorching desert valleys in Southern California to rain forests in the Pacific Northwest, the PCT offers hikers and equestrians a unique, varied experience. Whether you'd like to explore the PCT for weeks on end, or just a weekend, it offers the best of the West - the Mojave Desert, the Sierra Nevada and Mt. Whitney, Yosemite National Park, Marble Mountain and the Russian Wilderness in Northern California, the volcanoes of the Cascades including Mt. Shasta and Mt. Hood, Crater Lake, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Rainier, and the remote Northern Cascades.
Parks Canada - Information on Canada's national historic sites, national parks and other heritage related information.
Patomac Heritage National Scenic Trail - The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a network of locally-managed trails between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands. Through five geographic regions, the varied Trail segments are a means to explore the origins and continuing evolution of the U.S. To date, 830 miles of existing and planned trails have been recognized as segments of the Trail network.
Pickatrail - Interactive trail maps with GPS waypoints for backpacking Europe and U.S. National Parks.
Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) - Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park were created by the State of California in the 1920s to protect some of the finest remaining examples of coast redwoods. Congress protected lands adjacent to the three California state parks in 1968 with the creation of Redwood National Park. In 1994, the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service agreed to jointly manage the four-park area for maximum resource protection. The ancient coast redwood ecosystem preserved in the parks contains some of the planet's most majestic forests. Here, banana slugs, gray whales, Douglas-fir, black bears, and sea anemones are equally at home with redwoods. Today, visitors to RNSP will find not only old-growth redwood groves but open prairie lands, two major rivers, and 37 miles (60 km) of pristine California coastline. RNSP is also a testing ground for large scale forest and stream restoration of severely impacted lands.
RSN - Resource for outdoor enthusiasts providing information and entertainment to a wide variety of destinations. Log on for daily cam shots, conditions and weather, forums, reviews, gear reviews, sports tips, and complete multimedia coverage of a variety of outdoor activities at a variety of locations.
Safari Search Engine - A resource for hunters, a place to check the availability of a range of different species or to check the availability in a area or country.
Saltwater Sportsman - World's leading sportfishing magazine features how-to and where-to articles, by top anglers from around the world, for catching prized gamefish.
SeriousSports - Adventure sports operators, hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving, soaring, Western ranches, horsepacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, sea kayaking.
Six Rivers National Forest - Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. It includes the Smith River, the largest wild and scenic river left undamed in the United States.
Thru-Hiker - Leading the way with clean, functional gear designs that reflect the purity of purpose essential to long term hiking.
Total Escape - California camping, California summer vacation, mountain camping, Sierra adventures, wilderness outdoor recreation, SUV routes, weekend get-aways.
Trial Explorer - Provides objective information about U.S. trail conditions to help everyone find trails that suit their abilities and interests. The Trail Explorer website is the largest online database of the nation's trails.
Weekend Sherpa - Outdoor pursuits, easy escapes, hideaways, adventures, relaxations, roads seldom traveled, waters to cross, peaks to reach, possibilities. Weekend Sherpa is a short, free, weekly e-mail and Web site giving people insiders' recommendations on the Bay Area's best outdoor pursuits and little-known adventures.
Wilderness Volunteers (WV) - A non-profit organization created to organize and promote volunteer service to America's wild lands. WV works with public land agencies including the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to organize wilderness trips led by volunteer leaders.
Wildernet - Guide to outdoor recreation in the U.S.: hiking, camping, fishing, and other activities on public land.
Woodall's Camping Life Magazine - Providing readers with informative articles about interesting destinations, products and activities to enhance their outdoor lifestyles. In the pages of Camping Life readers will find stories on topics ranging from day-hiking, fishing and bicycling to photography, canoeing and kayaking. The magazine empowers readers with accurate and up-to-date information that can be used to make decisions about where to go camping, what types of facilities will be found there, what equipment is most appropriate for their use, and what activities are available once they've arrived at their campsites.
Yellowstone National Park - America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Yosemite National Park - Embraces a spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in California's Sierra Nevada and a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests, including groves of giant sequoias, the world's largest living things. Also see the park's official website and The Ahwahnee's lodge site.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.