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50 ways to try something new in the great outdoors


Time Travel: A guided tour of the North Riverfront Trail

Hit Me, I'm Irish: Hurling, the best sport of which you've never heard

Ready For Battle: Struggle in the mud. Recover with wine.

Editors' Picks: Our staff's favorite outdoor patios, date night locations, movie nights, classes and festivals for this summer.

Test Your Bird Brain: The 100-year old Audubon Society knows its wrens from its robins

Wiffle Ball Heaven: To save dad's bar, these brothers built a dreamy field.

Outdoor Escape: With its garden of the gods, Shawnee National Forest is the perfect place to commune with nature

Top Spots: Four outdoor enthusiasts share their favorite retreats

Gear Up!: Whether you're rock climbing or fly fishing, grab the best gear or all your outdoor summer activities.

How To Teach Your Kid To Ride a Bike

How To Play Golf—Sans Ball or Clubs

How To Make Love Outdoors

How To Build a Cookfire—Without Cheating

How To Slackline

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Photography by Paul Nordmann

A guided tour of the North Riverfront Trail Read more

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Photography courtesy of The Battlegrounds

Struggle in the mud. Recover with wine. Read more

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Illustrations by Peter Sucheski

If you gave some 10-year-olds a bin of random sports equipment and told them to invent a game, they might come up with something like hurling. It’s like baseball, if everyone on the field had bats... Read more

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Our staff's favorite outdoor patios, date night locations, movie nights, classes and festivals for this summer. Read more

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Illustrations courtesy of John James Audubon/Audubon.org

The 100-year old Audubon Society knows its wrens from its robins Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

To save Dad's bar, these brothers built a dreamy field. Read more

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Photography by Taylor Reed

With its Garden Of The Gods, Shawnee National Forest is the perfect place to commune with nature Read more

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Photography courtesy of greatriversgreenway.org

Four outdoor enthusiasts share their favorite retreats Read more

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Whether you're rock climbing or fly fishing, grab the best gear for all your outdoor summer activities. Read more

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Patrick Van Der Tuin knows bikes. The executive director of nonprofit BWorks, he’s provided cycles and taught biking basics to thousands of St. Louis kids, including his 14-month-old son, who’s already traded the baby walker... Read more

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Trade in the irons. Pick up some discs. Scott Galvin, president of the River City Flyers disc golf club, made the switch more than two decades ago, and he hasn’t looked back. Read more

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You’ll find lyrical descriptions in D.H. Lawrence novels, but for more practical guidance, we went to master naturalist Susan Harbaugh. Read more

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Toss the accelerant. Kick aside that chimney starter. Paul Leicht, a former Scoutmaster who’s now the Gravois Trail district commissioner, played Prometheus for us. Here’s his method. Read more

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Mike May, who describes himself as “a climbing bum,” gave us a tutorial on slacklining, the sport in which people walk on not-so-tight ropes suspended between trees. Read more

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