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Johnny Molloy

Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer who has penned over 85 outdoor books covering hiking, paddling, camping, bicycling covering 28 different states. Having camped out over 5,000 nights throughout the United States, he continues to explore the great outdoors and write about it.

A Guide to Coastal Virginia’s Wildlife Management Areas

Coastal Virginia possesses some of the best scenery along America’s Eastern Seaboard. From the picturesque and historic ocean-fronting villages along the Eastern Shore to the sandy coasts of Virginia Beach to the wildlife-rich tidal waters of Chesapeake Bay to the unsung and untouched reaches of the…

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Exploring Virginia’s State Parks Off I-81

Interstate 81 runs a long and scenic way through Virginia, from historic Winchester up near the Maryland border 320 miles down to music-rich Bristol. While coursing through Virginia, I-81 comes near an array of intriguing state parks that will whet your outdoor appetite. So why not combine your road…

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Virginia Camping Destinations for Fall Fun

Don’t you love it when those first fronts of cooler air sweep over the land, harkening autumn’s arrival? It is time for fall fun – marshmallow roasts, corn mazes, harvest festivals – and camping. And when you come camping for fall fun in Virginia your options are limited only by time. Do you want…

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Best Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes in Virginia

Outdoor enthusiasts like us often associate the Blue Ridge Parkway with scenic drives. After all, the Parkway was constructed as a touring motor route linking Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park with Great Smoky Mountains National Park down in North Carolina and Tennessee. However, the parkway also…

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10 Must Do Hikes in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park is the scenic mountain haven of the Mid-Atlantic, the glittering jewel in the crown of the Virginia Appalachians. The main spine of the park stretches for 70 miles end-to-end, dividing bucolic Shenandoah Valley from the Piedmont to the east. Elevations vary from 4,050 feet…

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