Outdoor Gifts $100 to $250

Looking for the perfect hiking, camping, or running gift? Our 2017 outdoor gift guide features our favorite, hand-picked outdoor gifts from $100 to $250.

Looking for the perfect hiking, camping, or running gift? Our 2017 outdoor gift guide features our favorite, hand-picked outdoor gifts.

We test tons of gear on our many outdoor adventures throughout the South, and we’ve wrapped our hand-selected, trail-tested favorites into our 2017 Outdoor Gift Guide. We’ve sorted our favorite hiking, backpacking and camping gear and apparel by price and activity, to help you find the perfect outdoor gift – or find some new gear for your own outdoor adventures.

 
“Stio

FOUL WEATHER PROTECTION

Stio Modis Anorak

Why we love it

The stylish, comfortable, and versitile Modis Anorak jacket keeps us warm and dry when bad weather threatens our adventures. The pullover-style rain jacket stops rain and wind in its tracks thanks to waterproof fabric, fully taped seams, and Aquagaurd zippers. One large front zipper allows for quick venting and outerwear changes, and two zippered side pockets are perfect for protecting phones, keys, and other small gear from the wet. And once the rain clears, the Modis packs up small, perfect for stashing in a backpack.  

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“ASICS

FITS LIKE A GLOVE

ASICS GEL-Fujirado Trail Running Shoe

This shoe’s superior fit and comfort keep us on the trail and on the move. The shoe’s BOA closure system creates a secure fit with the twist of a dial, and the MONO-SOCK construction helps keep irritating trial dirt and debris out of shoe. Underneath, the GEL-Fujirado’s outsole provides plenty of grippy traction across a range of trail conditions, while the midsole and Asics Barefoot GEL Technology offers ample shock absorption and protection from rough terrain. This is one amazing technical trail shoe that’s kept us running over just about any Southern terrain.

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Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3 Tent - outdoor gift ideas

BRING THE CREW

Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3 Tent

Why we love it

The Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3 provides plenty of space for three people – while weighing only 4 lbs. The freestanding tent features two arched poles that help increase the interior dimensions for roomy headroom. Easy-to-use pole clips make set up and tear down a breeze. The tent’s rain fly creates a large vestibule with tons of space for boots, bags, and gear, and a large door makes for easy entry and exit.

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Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed - camping gift ideas

ULTIMATE COMFORT

Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed

Why we love it

The ultimate in car camping luxury! The Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed is the perfect way to rest up after a full day of adventure. The sleeping bag’s innovative, zipperless design features an integrated comforter with hand pockets, allowing us to comfortably sleep on our backs, sides, or stomach. It’s the perfect bag for those that just can’t get comfy in a traditional mummy style sleeping bag.

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LOWA Sesto GTX Mid Hiking Boot - outdoor gift ideas

LIGHTWEIGHT + DRY SUPPORT

LOWA Sesto GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Why we love it

The LOWA Sesto GTX Mid hiking boot is lightweight, supportive, and comfortable… and quickly becoming one of our all-time favorites. The MONOWRAP frame technology provides excellent foot support, and the mid height upper keeps ankles comfortable and protected on the trail. The boot’s sole provides plenty of protection from rocks and roots, and extra grippy tread keeps us sure-footed over any terrain. And with a Gore-Tex lining, the Sesto keeps us dry, no matter the weather.

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Yakima HighSpeed Bike Mount - outdoor gift ideas

PREMIUM BIKE MOUNT

Yakima HighSpeed Bike Mount

Why we love it

The Yakima HighSpeed bike mount transports mountain, road, and fat-tire bikes on our roof rack, securely and safely. The mounting hardware fits most roof racks, including our much loved Whispbar roof rack system. Loading is quick and easy thanks to the TorqueRight knob, and optional SKS Locks secure the bike and mount to the roof rack.

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Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket - outdoor gift ideas

BREATHES EASY. SHEDS WEATHER.

Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket

Why we love it

Out on the trail, the Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket works as hard as we do. The comfortable microfleece lining keeps us warm and snug, while the weather resistant outer shell blocks the wind and keeps us dry during rainy adventures. The Vescent is also remarkably breathable, keeping us dry when we’re powering through tough terrain.

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Mizuno Wave Rider 20 G-TX - outdoor gift ideas

UPDATED FAVORITE

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 G-TX

Why we love it

These shoes are everything we love about Mizuno’s Wave Rider, but wrapped in a waterproof GoreTex lining for wet-weather runs through puddles and shallow creeks. The 20 G-TX also includes an updated Wave plate and an extra grippy outsole. We’ve been running in our Riders for over a decade, and just fell in love all over again.

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Pacsafe Travelsafe X25 Portable Safe - outdoor gift ideas

SECURITY ANYWHERE

Pacsafe Travelsafe X25 Portable Safe

Why we love it

On most adventures we travel with laptops, tablets, camera gear and small electronics to help document our life on the trail. We’ve found the Pacsafe Travelsafe perfect for keeping everything secure while on the go. The Travelsafe features a slashproof, metal mesh in the outer fabric panel, stainless steel locking cable, and 3-dial combination lock to thwart would-be thieves. It’s great for use in hotel rooms, in the car, or on the go.

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad - backpacking and camping gift ideas

ULTRA COMFORT

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad

Why we love it

The lightweight Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra features an insulated layer on top and bottom of the pad, keeping us warm and comfortable on cold overnight adventures. A high volume air valve makes inflating and deflating quick and easy, and larger outside tubes keep us centered on the pad all night. There’s nothing like a comfy snooze under the stars.

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Stio Alpha Alpine Pullover - outdoor gift ideas

STYLE AND FUNCTION

Stio Alpha Alpine Pullover

Why we love it

We love the Stio Alpha Alpine Pullover for its versatility. This stylish and functional pullover takes us from trail to town throughout the seasons, thanks to its ultra breathable Polartec Alpha Active insulation. From spring bike rides on the Silver Comet, to fall hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, and weekend brunch with friends, the Alpha Alpine Pullover has us covered and comfortable.

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Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Running Shoe - outdoor gift ideas

VERSATILE TRAIL RUNNER

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Running Shoe

Why we love it

Altra thouroughly impressed us with the Lone Peak 3.0 trail running shoe. The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 features an extra-wide toe box, zero-drop platform, and a moderate cushion for comfort on the trail. The built in StoneGuard adds protection from rocks and roots, and the MaxTrac outsole provides a solid grip over rough terrain.

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BioLite CampStove2 - outdoor gift ideas

CLEAN AND EFFICIENT

BioLite CampStove 2

Why we love it

The second-generation BioLite CampStove features 50% more power, an updated LED interface, and an integrated battery that allows USB charging, even with no fire. The adjustable-speed fan helps control the intensity of the flame, so boiling water or cooking dinner is fast and easy. And unlike most stoves, there’s no heavy fuel canisters to carry: just find a bundle of small sticks, and we’re cooking in no time.

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Pacsafe Intasafe Anti-theft Laptop Backpack - outdoor gift ideas

SAFE AND SECURE

Pacsafe Intasafe Anti-theft Laptop Backpack

Why we love it

The Intasafe helps keep laptops, tablets, documents and small valuable safe and secure while chasing adventure. The pack features anti-theft technology, including slashproof straps and outer panels, RFID blocking material, and locking zippers and anchors. We love this pack for big-city travel and urban exploration, and international adventures, too.

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Kuhl Spyfire Jacket - outdoor gift ideas

LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GREAT

KUHL Spyfire Jacket

Why we love it

It’s not often you find a piece of gear that looks as amazing as it works! The KUHL Spyfire does just that. The 800-fill, ethically sourced, goose down and weather-resistant outer shell keep us toasty in even the toughest winter weather. And the Spyfire’s slim fit and details take us from trail to town looking stylish, too.

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Altra Superior 3.0 Running Shoe - outdoor gift ideas

HAPPY FEET

Altra Superior 3.0 Running Shoe

Why we love it

This shoe’s extra-wide toe box, zero-drop platform, and ultralight weight are unlike any running shoe we’ve tried. The Superior 3.0 is our first experience with Altra running shoes – and certainly won’t be our last! The extra-wide FootShape toe box and Zero Drop platform help our feet and toes spread out naturally, and promote low impact contact with the trail. The shoe fits comfortably right out of the box.

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ibex Woolies 3 Hoody - outdoor gift ideas

WARM AND WOOLY

ibex Woolies 3 Hoody

Why we love it

This is our first experience with an ibex product and we are thoroughly impressed! It’s an amazing base layer for extra cold adventures, or a great pullover for warmer weather. The Merino wool blend retains an amazing amount of heat while remaining breathable. The thumbholes keep sleeves in place when worn under a heavier outer layer, and the collar and hood keep the wet and cold out where they belong.

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Stio Gannett Peak Hooded Jacket

Midlayer perfection

Stio Gannett Peak Hooded Jacket

Why we love it

The Gannett Peak Jacket from Stio is one of our favorite, ultra-comfy midlayers, for on-trail performance and around-town style. We love its wicking outer layer and soft fleece inner lining. The jacket’s elastic cuff, hood and center draft flap keep the elements out, and keep us comfy on the move. And the jacket’s chest pocket is perfect for stashing keys, cash or ID.

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Lowa Phoenix GTX Mid Hiking Boots

Cushy Comfort + Trekking Support

Lowa Phoenix GTX Mid Hiking Boots

Why we love it

They’re comfortable, breathable and waterproof, with a streamlined design. The Phoenix GTX from Lowa is perfect for just about any on-foot outdoor adventure, from multi-day adventures in the Cohutta Wilderness to epic treks on the Appalachian Trail. These boots blend the cushioned comfort of a day boot with the support of a trekking boot, making them an equally great choice for single-day trips and multi-day adventures.

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Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoe  - outdoor gift ideas for women

HIT THE ROAD

Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoe

Why we love it

We’ve covered some serious mileage in our Wave Riders over the past decade, and have loved every step, from easy jogs through Piedmont Park to epic distance training on the Silver Comet Trail. The Wave Rider is breathable, lightweight and offers plenty of support underfoot to take us wherever the pavement leads. (And, did you know? Mizuno USA is based in Atlanta!)

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Stio Basis Power Dry Zip Neck  - outdoor gift ideas for guys

Cozy Performance

Stio Basis Power Dry Zip Neck

Why we love it

We can’t get enough of the Power Dry! This versatile mid-weight pullover is perfect for layering with a waterproof outer shell or puffy during wet, wintery weather – or as a top layer during milder temps. The center zipper opens deep for excellent ventilation during heavy activity, and the quick drying polyester-wool blend wicks moisture away, keeping us dry and comfortable.

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REI Kingdom Table - camping gift ideas

CAMPSITE DINING

REI Kingdom Table

Why we love it

We love the REI Kingdom Table for our car camping adventures. It’s decadently large but still light enough to easily load, unload and move about the campsite. It folds up easily and stores compactly in a durable, handled duffle bag – and offers ample seating for four.

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REI Half Dome 2 Tent - outdoor gift ideas

SWEET DREAMS UNDER THE STARS

REI Half Dome 2 Tent

Why we love it

The lightweight REI Half Dome 2 is our go-to tent for backpacking trips. This award-winning classic from REI features a roomy interior that’s large enough for two adults to comfortably sleep and sit up. Large pockets at both ends offer ample storage, and two vestibules offer outdoor storage for backpacks and muddy boots. And setup and teardown? A breeze.

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Lowa Innox GTX Mid Hiking Boot - hiking gift ideas

Streamlined and Stable

Lowa Innox GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Why we love it

The Lowa Innox GTX Mid has quickly become one of our go-to boots for just about any outdoor adventure. The Innox GTX is waterproof but breathable, keeping us dry and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The durable, grippy sole keeps us firmly planted on the trail in challenging terrain, and its streamlined profile and light weight (only one pound each) allows us to keep up the pace without extra weight and bulk.

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Kuhl Retro Hoodie Jacket

Detail, design and comfort

KUHL Retro Hoodie Jacket

Why we love it

This jacket is simply amazing. It’s loaded with little details that make this jacket one of our favorites for cold weather adventures. The Retro Hoody’s weatherproof outer layer, brushed fleeced liner and drawstring hood and waist keep us warm and dry when weather hits. The jacket also features thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place, and a double zippered front that makes layering easy and comfortable.

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Stio Martsten Down Vest

Classic Style

Stio Martsten Down Vest

Why we love it

This vest is thoughtfully constructed with comfy, durable fabric and 650-fill water repellent HyperDRY™ goose down, making it ultra layer-worthy. And the overall style and colorblocking make it super versatile and ready to go from town to trail all winter long.

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Ahnu Sugarpine Womens Hiking Boot

Sweet Kicks

Ahnu Sugarpine Womens Hiking Boot

Why we love it

The Sugarpine from Ahnu delivers performance, style and stability in a waterproof hiking boot. We’ve loved the way these boots have kept our feet dry and comfortable while trekking through some serious Georgia winter weather, on and off trail. This versatile boot is one of our go-to faves for mid-length hiking adventures, or anytime we see the forecast calling for wet weather or soggy trails.

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Stio Buckhorn Bonded Flannel Shirt - outdoor gift ideas for men

FAVORITE FLANNEL

Stio Buckhorn Bonded Flannel Shirt

Why we love it

This shirt is quickly becoming one of our favorite pieces for cool weather days on the trail or around town! The Buckhorn’s soft flannel and sturdy metal snaps keeps the wind out – and the warm in. Reinforced elbows and cuffs give it a rugged yet sophisticated look. It’s perfect on the trail – or out grabbing coffee on a brisk fall afternoon.

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Ahnu Ridgecrest Waterproof Hiking Shoe

High-Mileage

Ahnu Ridgecrest Hiking Shoe

Why we love it

Designed as a performance shoe for long distance hikes, the Ridgecrest from Ahnu hits the mark. We’ve worn these shoes on some pretty intense long treks, and count ourselves thoroughly impressed. They’re super comfortable, stable, breathable and waterproof, keeping our feet dry and happy on high milage days. It’s is a performance shoe that wears like a full-featured boot, and it’s a great choice for anyone considering a thru-hike or long adventure.

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Osprey Stratos 24 Pack - hiking gift ideas

Ultra Airflow

Osprey Stratos 24 Pack

Why we love it

Ultra-comfortable. Ultra-breathable. We’ve long been fans of Osprey backpacks, and the Stratos 24 lives up to our high Osprey expectations. With an innovative ventilation system, the Stratos 24 provides maximum breathability, great for Georgia’s toasty-warm summers. (Women, check out the Osprey Sirrus 24 Pack.)

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REI Flash Sleeping Bag

Lightweight ZZZ’s

REI Flash Sleeping Bag

Why we love it

Our go-to sleeping bags from REI are ultralight and ultra-comfy, featuring breathable, water-repellant insulation. And rated to 29 degrees F, it’s capable of keeping us warm through most of Georgia and North Carolina’s moderate seasons.

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Deuter Airlite 28 Backpack - gifts for hikers

Keeping it cool

Deuter Airlite 28 Backpack

Why we love it

The 28 liter Airlite pack from Deuter is one of our favorite choices for warm weather day hikes in the South. Its flexed frame and ventilated mesh back support keeps the mountain breezes flowing, and our backs cool and comfortable. The 28 liter capacity is roomy for a day hike, offering plenty of space for hiking necessities, plus room to spare.

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Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie - outdoor gift ideas for women

MODERN TWIST

Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie

Why we love it

We love this modern update to a classic favorite! There’s nothing like a comfy fleece hoodie on a frosty morning, but Stio has upped the game with the Sweetwater Fleece. A stylish cut and feminine details like ruched collar, contrasting zipper and drop tail hem make this a versatile piece for hitting the trail or hitting the town.

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Vasque Inhaler GTX Hiking Boot

Breathe Easy

Vasque Inhaler GTX Hiking Boot

Why we love it

There’s nothing that kills an awesome outdoor adventure faster than wet feet. The Vasque Inhaler GTX is one of our top choices when planning a wet weather trek; from splashing through Jacks River in the Cohutta Wilderness to chasing waterfalls at Amicalola Falls, these boots have it covered. They’re waterproof and breathable, thanks to the Gore-Tex lining.

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Marmot Minimalist Rain Jacket

Rain Check

Marmot Minimalist Rain Jacket

Why we love it

Super packable and light weight, the Minimalist Rain Jacket from Marmot is one of our favorite hard-shell jackets for the trail. Serious attention to seam detail and a Gore-Tex lining makes this shell completely waterproof and perfect for an unexpected downpour. And zippered underarm openings are great for ventilation when we’re on the move.

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Stio Lofted Sky Jacket

All the Warmth without the Puff

Stio Lofted Sky Jacket

Why we love it

A handsome shell wraps around low-bulk Primaloft insulation to keep us toasty warm, on trail and around town, and features incredibly soft-lined hand pockets. Everywhere we’ve worn it, the Lofted Sky Jacket performs well, wears well and remains ultra-comfortable in temperatures ranging from mildly chilly to downright cold.

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Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots

High-End Hiker

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots

Why we love it

LOWA delivers stability and dependable traction in the Renegade GTX Mid, a high-end hiker that’s well-equipped with a waterproof Gore-Tex lining, a grippy Vibram Evo outsole and a host of thoughtful design details.

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Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe  - outdoor gift ideas for women

OUR FAVORITE TRAIL RUNNER

Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe

Why we love it

Ashley Walsh, ultra-marathoner and frequent Atlanta Trails contributor, swears by Mizuno Wave Kazan trail running shoe. The Kazan’s light weight and traction-packed sole keep her planted on the trail and moving over varied terrain. (And, did you know? Mizuno USA is based in Atlanta!)

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Cotopaxi Sambaya Terracotta Fleece

Gear for Good

Womens Cotopaxi Sambaya Fleece

Why we love it

A fleece that keeps us warm and does good for the world? We’ll take two! This fleece looks so comfortable we don’t think we’ll ever want to take it off. With it’s Polartech Powerstretch construction, it seems ultra-warm, and we love that it comes equipped with thumbholes, a hoody, and a slim fit. Plus, through a partnership with Radiating Hope (radiatinghope.org), with each purchase, a patient in Senegal gets a cancer treatment. Amazing.

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Cotopaxi Sambaya Stretch Fleece

Gear for Good

Mens Cotopaxi Sambaya Fleece

Why we love it

Great fit, great performance: Cotopaxi delivers an athletic stretch fleece hoodie that’s high on our list this year. Thumb holes in the sleeves and an elongated fit make the Sambaya extra layer-worthy, and Polartec Powerstretch construction delivers lightweight, comfortable warmth and breathability. Cotopaxi delivers much more than exceptionally-designed gear: check out their humanitarian-focused Gear For Good mission for more info.

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Ruffwear Urban Sprawl Bed

Sweet Dreams

Ruffwear Urban Sprawl Bed

Why we love it

Six inches of lofty comfort stuff the inside of this plush dog bed that’s equally at home in our bedroom, at a campsite and in our office. Jake loves the adjustable comfort of the Urban Sprawl, from firm to soft with a flip of the bed. We love the built-in carrying handle that makes transportation a cinch, and the bed’s removable cover that makes cleanup easy.

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REI Gift Card

Let them choose!

REI Gift Card

Why we love it

What’s not to love about an REI gift card?! With a huge selection of top outdoor brands, envy-worthy gear and a staff of outdoor-loving experts, it’s like an outdoor gear paradise. Not sure what to gift this year? Let them decide!

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Friends of Georgia State Parks Pass

Year-round outdoor adventure

Friends of Georgia State Parks Membership

Why we love it

Georgia State Parks celebrate our state’s incredible beauty and terrain diversity. From coastal Georgia barrier islands to colorful carved canyons, and from lofty mountain peaks to the depths of waterfall-filled gorges, Georgia’s State Parks are an incredible outdoor playground. Give an annual park pass for unlimited year-round adventure.

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Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

HELP MAINTAIN AND PROTECT THE AT

Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Why we love it

Help maintain and protect the trail that we all love! Make a donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and help support the organization tasked with the awesome responsibility of managing, maintaining and protecting the entire AT as well as stewardship of the lands and watersheds along its length.

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Make a Donation to the Georgia Conservancy

HELP CONSERVE GEORGIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Georgia Conservancy Gift Membership

Why we love it

Preserve the beauty and resources of our state! Give a gift membership to the Georgia Conservancy, and help protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources. ‘Our work for land conservation, environmental advocacy, coastal protection, sustainable growth and outdoor stewardship recognizes the connection between the environment, the economy and our quality of life.’

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Atlanta BeltLine Gift Membership

SUPPORT THE ATLANTA BELTLINE

Atlanta BeltLine Gift Membership

Why we love it

Support one the largest urban revitalization projects in the country! Help the Atlanta BeltLine continue construction, uniting 45 of Atlanta’s neighborhoods with 22 miles of urban trail, parks and transportation. And, through December 15, new members will be entered for a chance to win one of three awesome prizes, too.

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