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Ashley Stimpson

chesapeake-based backpacker and travel writer. sometimes paddler, wannabe birder. there's such a lot of world to see.

Kayak Camp at Janes Island State Park

Crisfield, Maryland

Backpack to White Rocks in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Ewing, Virginia
6.4 mi / 2000 ft gain

Paddle Lake Juniper

Cheraw, South Carolina

Hike the Deer Creek Trail

Bel Air, Maryland
2 mi

Explore Mill Creek Falls

Airville, Pennsylvania

Hike the Mason-Dixon Trail to Peavine Island

Airville, Pennsylvania
2 mi

Hike to the Kentucky River Palisades

Lancaster, Kentucky
2.4 mi / 500 ft gain

Hike the Nature Trail at Woods Bay State Park

Olanta, South Carolina
1 mi

Hike the Ranger Trails at Codorus State Park

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
5 mi

Drive Needles Highway in Custer State Park

Custer, South Dakota

Camp at the Adirondack Shelters in Catoctin Mountain Park

Sabillasville, Maryland
4 mi / 1200 ft gain

Hike the Susquehanna Ridge Trail at Susquehanna State Park

Havre de Grace, Maryland
6 mi

Hike to Devil's Racecourse on the Appalachian Trail

7, Smithsburg, Maryland
3 mi / 1500 ft gain

Hike the Osprey Trail at First Landing State Park

64th Street, Virginia
3.4 mi

Hike to High Rock on the Appalachian Trail

Sabillasville, Maryland
6 mi / 2000 ft gain

Rhododendron Trail and Rocky Trail Loop

Fairmont, West Virginia
3.82 mi / 738 ft gain

Hike the South Tract Trails at Patuxent Research Refuge

Laurel, Maryland
5 mi

Soak at Berkeley Springs State Park

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Hike to Sunset Rocks in Michaux State Forest

Gardners, Pennsylvania
8.3 mi / 1000 ft gain

Hike the Black Marsh Trail at North Point State Park

Edgemere, Maryland
2.5 mi

Sugarloaf Mountain

Patrick, South Carolina
0.21 mi / 69 ft gain

Hike the White Banks Trail at Elk Neck SP

North East, Maryland
6 mi

Explore Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Trail Parking Area, Maryland
1 mi

Hike Marshy Point Nature Center

Baltimore, Maryland
5 mi