There’s a common myth that we’re here to bust: that cities and nature can’t coexist.

Sure, you may look out your window and see roads and concrete, but if you know where to look, you can find some pretty awesome trails and waterways no matter where you live. From the skyscrapers of New York to the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, there are ways to get outdoors without straying far from your city.

You want to escape the city grind and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. We want to help.

Founded in the heart of Chicago, Urban Outdoors was born and bred in the bustle of cities. We provide the information you need to plan local outdoor activities, and facilitate the connections you crave with other local adventure lovers just like you.

Later this year, we’ll be releasing our community platform designed to connect you to outdoor activities and adventure buddies in your own city. We’re almost ready to launch, and will have a limited number of membership slots when we do, so we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist now so you’ll be the first to know when we’re live:

Done with that? Cool! Now, you can find your city on our Destinations page or search our website below for your favorite activities. We’ve got over 250 guides to 2,000+ trails, parks, waterways, and campgrounds all around the USA and Canada. Go on, don’t be shy!

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