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My Backyard Is Now Free of Adult Rules. It’s Working.

ByPatrick A. Coleman

When we made the yard rule-free, I thought it might become the Thunderdome. Instead, it's a place to learn how to enjoy freedom.

Outside Issue

The 2023 Outside Issue: Fatherly Dives In

ByJulia Holmes

For our second annual Outside Issue, Fatherly is diving right on in — celebrating shores and waterways, swimming and fishing, and giving our kids and ourselves just a splash of serenity.


The 11 Best Family Hikes in America

ByLauren Steele

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, here are the top picks for hiking with kids in America.


5 Apps To Help You Score The Family Campground Of Your Dreams

ByErik Trinidad

Whether you want to book a campground, cabin, RV, treehouse, or pretty much any outdoor accommodation you can think of, one of these apps can help make it happen.


14 Winter Skills Every Kid Should Know, According To Adventurers

ByDoug Schnitzspahn

From learning about layers to building snow caves, these are the skills these adventurous dads make sure to pass down.

Electric Dreams

5 Great Electric Rides For The E-Bike Curious

ByStinson Carter

From folding bikes to family haulers, the latest e-bikes are fast, fun, and filled to the brim with useful tech.

Fancy Feet

7 Pairs Of Super Comfortable Socks That Treat Your Feet Right

ByDoug Schnitzspahn

These warm, comfortable performance socks treat your feet right on the trail, in the office, and everywhere in between.


16 Throwing and Catching Games to Play With Kids

ByHarlan Sharpe

From 500 and Animal Ball to SPUD and Pickle.

Black Friday Deals

Stock Up On Outdoor Gear With These Great Black Friday Deals

ByBilly Brown

From a foldable electric bike to collapsible drinkware, here are the best deals on gear that you’ll find this week.

Burning Bright

9 Amazing Fire Pits To Level Up Your Backyard

ByBilly Brown

Looking to make an impression? These fire pits will set the stage.

Golden Fleece

8 Lightweight, Warm Men’s Fleeces For All Your Weekend Adventures

ByDoug Schnitzspahn

The best fleeces move and breathe like a summer T-shirt and keep you warm like your best sweater. Here’s where to get them.


Gardening for Kids Is Better With These Plants That you Can't Kill

ByRagan Sutterfield

Go beyond the traditional vegetable garden to learn and grow with your children

Get Out There

These Are The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals On Camping Gear

ByBilly Brown

Looking to take advantage of the cooler weather? Amazon has some great deals on camping gear this week.


The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America

ByLauren Steele

There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.


21 Ways to Make The Most of Your Fire Pit This Season


Let your fire pit live up to its potential.

Hike Happy

8 Perfect Daypacks For Any Family Hike

ByDoug Schnitzspahn

Playing pack mule on the family hike? These bags will let you carry the necessities in comfort.