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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.

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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15 Easy But Rewarding Hikes in Virginia

Do you have that itch to get outdoors, to stretch your legs in a scenic setting? Virginia can scratch that itch. Loaded with easy but rewarding hiking trails from the mountains to the sea, here in Virginia you can take friends and family on a hike of 2 miles or less and reap wonderful rewards…

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Biking with Kids: 12 Family-Friendly Cycling Trails

Family biking is an ideal way to spend quality time together. Virginia offers a vast array of family biking venues that take you through deep forests, among the mountains, along the shore and through the city. What fun it is to cruise a friendly pathway or rail trail on your bike, family in tow…

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