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October Adventures

October is my favorite month. If you live in the South you know that’s the time of year when we get a respite from hot, humid weather. The sky is vivid blue, breezes are refreshing, and trees are starting to show their fall colors. It’s a great time of year to be outdoors, so this month we’re focusing on three places where you can enjoy nature and have an adventure or two.

Our cover story features two premier outdoor destinations in West Point, Mississippi. Amy Conry Davis, who lives in West Point when she’s not traveling, takes us to Old Waverly Golf Club, a golfing institution for more than 30 years, and Prairie Wildlife, a full-service hunting lodge.

It’s always uplifting to see nature’s balance restored, and writer Tom Adkinson tells us about a river in Tennessee that was an environmental mess because of pollution. Today, the Watauga River has been “reborn” through clean-up and conservation efforts and is a popular spot for fishing and outdoor recreation.

Many people head across Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans without paying much attention to the Northshore and historic Mandeville. Louisiana writer Deborah Burst takes us on a journey through the area that features great hiking and biking trails as well as pristine wildlife preserves.

We hope this month’s features and departments will inspire you to enjoy the great outdoors, whether you are golfing, fishing, hiking, biking, birdwatching, off-roading, or just sitting around a campfire telling your favorite ghost stories.

Happy reading,
Mary Ann