Archives for the ‘Outdoor Recreation’ Category

Mickelson Trail is 109 Miles of Black Hills Beauty! Mickelson Trail is 109 Miles of Black Hills Beauty! By | Sep 14th, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation With summer winding down and the weather cooling off, it’s time to get outside for some longer adventures. Spanning 109 miles from Deadwood to Edgemont, the Mickelson Trail makes for the perfect long weekend of camping, hiking, or biking. With a surface of primarily crushed limestone and gravel, the trail currently has 15 trailheads which […]
Our Adventures in the Black Hills & Badlands Our Adventures in the Black Hills & Badlands By | Aug 24th, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation There are a lot of great outdoor destinations to which adventure seekers of all skill and experience levels can venture. The Rockies, the Sierras, or the Pacific Northwest for example. Yet, people tend to overlook the western side of South Dakota, home to several national parks and monuments, the Black Hills National Forest, two national […]
The Black Hills are Accessible to All! The Black Hills are Accessible to All! By | Aug 10th, 2017 | Category: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation Three years ago, a life changing accident forced my active family to look for new ways to explore our beloved Black Hills. My husband was involved in a truck accident that resulted in a mobility impairment. When something like this happens, you really must re-evaluate life because ultimately you have some choices to make. Either […]
Camping in the Black Hills National Forest Camping in the Black Hills National Forest By | Jul 25th, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation Do you love the outdoors? Do you love camping? I’ve lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota for over 10 years and I am very lucky to enjoy the beautiful outdoors year round. Many activities keep me busy, but by far, my favorite time of year is camping season! We have all inevitably heard […]
Up into the Tree Tops: Part 2 – The Pinnacle Zip Tour Up into the Tree Tops: Part 2 – The Pinnacle Zip Tour By | Jul 23rd, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation Growth is abound throughout the Black Hills and boy how time flies! Almost four years ago to the day, my son and I explored a brand new attraction in the Black Hills, The Aerial Adventure Park at Rushmore Tramway Adventures in Keystone. Fast forward to present day, and once again I found myself exploring another […]
5 Inspiring Instagram Photos of June 5 Inspiring Instagram Photos of June By | Jul 4th, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation, Photography Are you on Instagram? Share your Black Hills & Badlands photos with us! Tag us @blackhillsbadlands or use #discoverblackhills for the chance to have your photos featured on our account. June allowed us the opportunity to feature the beautiful photography of local artist, Tanner Aberle. Follow him on Instagram @aberle_photos for more of his work […]
11 Outdoor Adventures in the Black Hills 11 Outdoor Adventures in the Black Hills By | Jun 1st, 2017 | Category: Discoveries (WordPress), Outdoor Recreation Knowing that the Black Hills are laced with fishing streams, picturesque lakes, and scenic highways—it is with great privilege that we share South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard’s June proclamation of “Great Outdoors Month” across our fine state. In conjuction with several states across the country, this recognition celebrates the natural beauty and resources available to residents […]
Born to Run in the Black Hills Born to Run in the Black Hills By | Apr 25th, 2017 | Category: Outdoor Recreation You know what a bison looks like, and you’re probably not too surprised to spot a deer or an elk, but what is the wild-looking, tan creature with the big eyes? This speedy creature with the big dark eyes, fluffy behind, and horns is an antelope. But not really. Meet “Antilocapra americana,” the pronghorn. You […]
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