Things to Do

Do you love outdoor recreation? At Wilderness, we do too. So as conservationists, we want to ensure that our recreation activities have minimal impact on wilderness.

Our Insider Tips will help you enjoy outdoor recreation to the fullest, while protecting the wild places you love.

Backcountry journeys

Backcountry journeys take you away from civilization and into the deep heart of wilderness. Begin preparing for a new wilderness expedition now.

Camping

Camping, one of our favorite wilderness activities, provides affordable fun and the chance to really experience wilderness. Check out some tips on how to find and preserve your ideal camping spot.

Family-friendly fun

Outdoor recreation can help cultivate a child’s passion for wilderness. The experiences they have outdoors can also bond families and create special memories. Learn how to make nature fun for the whole family.

Great hiking

Leave the civilized world behind with a hike. Learn insider tips on day hikes, hiking vacations and night hiking.

Nature walking

Nature walking conveys many benefits: mental health, better concentration, and a chance to teach kids about nature. Learn how to make the most of your nature walks.

Quiet moments

There’s nothing like a tranquil moment in wilderness to calm your mind and enhance your awareness of nature. Learn how to find tranquil spots that nourish your soul.

Urban escapes

It’s all too easy to feel isolated from nature when you’re a city dweller. But outdoor recreation escapes are often closer than you think. Learn how to find and enjoy a much-needed dose of wilderness.

Wild adventures

Do you enjoy hearing the "whoosh" of whitewater rapids passing by? Or perhaps a high-altitude encounter with a sheer rock face is your thing. Get the inside scoop on enjoying wild recreation while protecting wilderness for future thrill-seekers.

Wildlife watching

Maximize your chances of winning the wildlife lottery--spotting that rare animal you hope to encounter --by using a few simple tips.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society praises Congress for passing the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act (H.R. 356 / S. 27). The legislation provides for the exchange of roughly 20,000 acres of Utah’s mineral rights from ecologically and culturally sensitive lands in the Desolation Canyon region of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation for federal mineral rights in another part of the reservation.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The draft House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill released today is a clear improvement from previous years, though it still misses the mark on several key conservation, climate and public lands needs and is laden with numerous policy provisions or “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process.

  • Michael Reinemer

    On Wednesday, The Wilderness Society presented lifetime conservation achievement awards to Representatives George Miller, Jim Moran and Rush Holt, who collectively represent 80 years of support for conservation of some of America’s most stunning landscapes and protection of the country’s clean air and water.  All three members of Congress have announced their plans to retire at the end of the current session.

    Rep. George Miller (California – 11th District)