Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.

Category: US

Hiking Gem: Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve

rock squeeze trail at Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve

Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve is 75 acres of beauty, a peaceful preserve with some unexpectedly interesting rock features. It’s conveniently located in the Hocking Hills area, about 35 minutes SE of Columbus, Ohio. While it’s not a huge hiking… Continue Reading…

A Bucket List Item For Cyclists – High Bridge Trail

High Bridge Trail

Floating 125 feet above the Appomattox River, High Bridge gives an eagle-eye view of the valley below. Spanning nearly 1/2 a mile, there is plenty to see from the bridge and along the entire 31-mile trail. Don’t Miss These Events… Continue Reading…

Hike the Beautiful Tideland National Recreation Trail

Gravel Path on Tideland National Recreation Trail

Short, but mighty, the Tideland National Recreation Trail (also known as the Cedar Point Tideland Trail) is a must-visit trail in the Croatan National Forest in eastern North Carolina. Why You Should Hike the Tideland National Recreation Trail Don’t be… Continue Reading…

Bike Touring in Oriental

Sunset at Oriental marina

Ever thought about bike touring in Oriental along in the Inner Banks of North Carolina? If so, check out the Cycle NC Spring Coastal Ride.

Oconee County Waterfalls

Chau Ram Falls

We went for the Oconee Bell blooms.  But we got hooked on the waterfalls. Here’s our guide to chasing waterfalls in Oconee County, South Carolina.

Troy Spring State Park

Looking down at Troy Spring

A 70-foot deep spring? Turtles, fish and the possibility of an alligator? The remains of a steamboat from the 1800s?   Sign us up for Troy Spring State Park!