The secrets to teaching your child to have a positive relationship with cycling in a country that hates bikes

New Mexico wants to create a first-of-its-kind Outdoor Equity Fund for underserved youth. Other states that care about preserving the natural world and raising a new generation of activists should take note.

The coach, NOLS employee, and professional ultrarunner attributes part of her success to her hectic schedule

I learned the hard way that lying to your kids backfires

Play hard, relax hard, look good

Five different ways to store a week's worth of food

A new study prompted misguided reports suggesting that digital technology is just fine for kids. It isn’t.

Two kids and one adult put the Finnish brand's new winter wear through its paces

According to the world-class climber, greatness is mostly mental, no matter your age

Lower your expectations, be kind to yourself, and always pack hot chocolate

From stocking stuffers to giving back, here's what we're getting our kids this season

Here's hoping my well-informed list helps simplify your holiday shopping

When Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would reduce gun sales in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, CEO Edward Stack said he wanted to start a conversation about gun safety in America. What he got instead was a firestorm.

The movers and shakers inspiring positive change in the outdoors

The freedom to move and play outside inspires creativity and improved brain function

Advice from new parents on getting after it while you're starting a family

The Boise Bicycle Project teaches inmates the ins and outs of bicycle maintenance, with the ultimate goal of getting everyone in Boise on two wheels—no matter their income

Beat the winter blues by turning your lawn into a laboratory

Camps and wilderness expeditions offer a refuge from prejudice and political battles, giving trans kids the tools they need to face future challenges

The legendary surfer brothers on the power of stoke and their new documentary

As a child, Cody Sheehy made headlines when he vanished into the freezing wilderness of Northeast Oregon, making it out safely after 18 hours of determined slogging. Retracing his steps 32 years later, Sheehy says that getting lost was one of the best life lessons he ever had.

In which we unplug a generation of screen-addicted kids from their devices, give them freedom to roam (unsupervised!), help them make friends with animals, and show them that we, too, love to play outside

Sometimes the best gear comes in small packages—and at low prices

Urban angling has been around in America as long as there have been cities. It's time to stop treating it like fishing's redheaded stepchild.

Your calendar is your new best friend

About an hour before midnight on Mother’s Day in 1986, a group of teenagers assembled at an Episcopal high school in Portland, Oregon, to embark on an expedition. Their goal was to summit Mount Hood, completing an adventure program that was required for all sophomores. What followed was a story of tragedy and loss that is commemorated annually at the institution it changed forever.

Meet Gideon, the ten-year-old boy who has pet 600 dogs and counting—and is making the internet a better place, one pat at a time

You don't need amazing trails to have an amazing day with little ones

Experts say intense outdoor activities can help children increase focus and develop a better awareness of their surroundings

Keep your kid comfortable (and give yourself some peace)

If your kid's under five and you want to spend a night under the stars as a family, you're gonna have to embrace extravagant camping

As your children get older, your trail strategies have to change. Here's some advice from parents who have been there.

For lots of parents, it's more like stay-outside parenting. And it's hard work.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen became a “professional” runner as a child. Is that a recipe for future success?

When it comes to killing with cars, anything goes as long as you’re sober

America's outdoor preschools are unregulated and mostly benefit the privileged. Still, they're a damn good idea.

A new book by Kim Brooks confronts parents' responsibility to assess risk on behalf of our kids

As your family grows, so will your family's tent needs

Want to take the kids along? Follow these tips from families who've done it the long way.

From breastfeeding while walking (it's possible!) to bottle feeding and pumping on the trail, here are the best options for parents on the go.

These baby carriers will keep the whole family happy in nature

A guide at a wilderness therapy organization observes an increasing number of teens coming in to treat technology addiction

The only shoe that can truly stand up to my rambunctious children

There might be food poisoning and potty-training emergencies. There will be tantrums. There will also be some magic.

From balance bikes to bikes with training wheels, here are the best ones

Why helmet giveaways are an act of surrender

A father learns to follow his firstborn’s lead

The best way to raise capable kids is to fuel their love of games—and stop forcing them to compete against each other

What compels a couple to spend months at sea with their four young children? A burning desire to do something different.

Childhood used to come with rites of passage: your first fish, your first hunt, your first taste of outdoor risk. We need to rebuild the steps along the journey to adulthood.

Children are much more likely to enjoy outdoor activities—and stick with them—if they start out at the right moment in their physical and cognitive development.

There’s a simple solution to the vexing challenge of getting teens to put down their phones: education

When we truly let our children run free, the only guarantee is that they will surprise us

Keep baby safe and happy while hiking and camping

Whether you're wondering what an outdoorsy life with a young child looks like or just want to see some really cute babies, you should get to know these families sharing their journeys through organizations and social media

Sales of the limited-edition climbing shoes and street shoes go to a nonprofit co-founded by Kevin Jorgeson, to build climbing walls in urban communities

Hike It Baby founder Shanti Hodges shares her tips for hiking with babies, toddlers, and older children

What if you don’t do it to stay healthy, but to stay sane?

Tim Conibear started a surf therapy program in Cape Town that's helping thousands of kids discover both surfing and a sense of community

When a father learns about his chronic heart condition, he decides to take his seven-year-old son backpacking in New Hampshire

When you’re on the trail, fresh isn’t necessarily best

Hand-picked by Kate Siber, author of the new children's book 'National Parks of the USA'

These women chose to have both a family and a job as a pro skier or mountain guide. But they're often subjected to a public narrative that either villainizes or discredits their decision.

Now is not the time to mourn the end of all-day playtime, especially if you're not the one giving birth

In one of the most complex caves in the world, a handful of divers raced against the clock to locate the stranded team

After 13 agonizing years of waiting, it finally happened for writer Wells Tower—and then the moment disappeared

A group of the world's best cave divers joined to help save the 12 boys and their coach in one of the most dangerous missions of its kind

Humor isn't something you're born with—it takes work

Tried-and-true adventures big and small, from sea to shining sea

A troubled vet tries to raise his daughter off the grid, but the two don't always find easy answers in nature

Shanti Hodges has written a new book to help motivate families to get on the trail—and find the one that's perfect for them

Our wild places have plenty of adventure for younger explorers, too

Encouraging children to race bikes would make the country—and the world—a better place