parks

How to Bring Your Dog on a Hike

How to Bring Your Dog on a Hike

There’s no better hiking companion than your favorite furry sidekick! Taking your dog into nature for a hike is not only a great bonding experience, but also keeps them physically active and provides important mental stimulation. Just like us, it’s important for our canine pals to get outdoors! However, hiking with a dog does require […]

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    Public Parks Matter More Than Ever During a Pandemic

    Public Parks Matter More Than Ever During a Pandemic

    By Richard leBrasseur The COVID-19 pandemic has altered humans’ relationship with natural landscapes in ways that may be long-lasting. One of its most direct effects on people’s daily lives is reduced access to public parks. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines urging Americans to stay at home whenever feasible, and […]

    Parks Are Good—but They Can (and Should) Be Better

    Parks Are Good—but They Can (and Should) Be Better

    By Jeff Turrentine Years ago, my wife and I decided to while away an idle summer afternoon in her Texas hometown by driving our infant daughter to a neighborhood park. We pulled into the empty lot, liberated the baby from her car seat, and made our way somewhat warily through this public yet noticeably deserted […]

    Henry Coe State Park Is the Bay Area’s Best-Kept Backpacking Secret

    Henry Coe State Park Is the Bay Area’s Best-Kept Backpacking Secret

    By Jason Mark Normally, a writer writes to reach an audience. But what I’m about to tell you, I want you to keep just between us, OK? Whatever you do, don’t email this article to your friends, don’t share it on Facebook, and please don’t post it on Twitter. Because I’m going to let you […]