Building a Mountain Biking Mecca in Carbondale, Illinois

Building a Mountain Biking Mecca in Carbondale, Illinois

Could Southern Illinois University Carbondale soon boast one of the Midwest’s premier mountain biking parks? Thanks to some imagination, hard work, determination and a new grant, that’s a very real possibility. Staff and volunteers have already been hard at work SIU’s...
Top St. Louis Trail Races: Big River’s Running Twofer

Top St. Louis Trail Races: Big River’s Running Twofer

Elena Friedman always looks forward to a signature element of The Skippo trail race: the stairs. “It’s fun to count how many there are, and I always lose track by the top,” said Friedman, a certified athletic trainer who participates in the event each year. But even...
New Glamping Sites at Table Rock Lake

New Glamping Sites at Table Rock Lake

Big Cedar Lodge, the “Favorite Outdoor Resort” of Terrain Magazine readers, is adding “an entirely new dimension” with the opening of Camp Long Creek in May 2019. The 64-unit campground on Table Rock Lake will provide lodging for those who want the magic of sleeping...
Road Trip: Brown County, Indiana

Road Trip: Brown County, Indiana

Life can change pace pretty quickly. Back when I attended Indiana University in the mid-1990s, Brown County, located about 30 miles east of the Bloomington campus, was where you took your folks on parents’ weekend to pick through craft stores and ogle the changing...