Treks

Getting from point A to point B by foot, bicycle, kayak, or some other non-motorized means. In this section you'll find stories about great hikes and cool bike trails. 

December 30, 2019

Welcome to our third annual favorites list. These places are not always the best known, but we visited each in 2019 and they all impressed us. You'll notice something about this year's list, four of the five favorites are state parks. It looks like state parks are the...

May 28, 2019

Hiking in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York provides lots of options. One of the best known hikes is Watkin's Glen State Park on the south end of Seneca Lake. But 25 miles to the east is another park that offers equally as spectacular scenery and hiking.

Rober...

December 28, 2018

It's the end of the year and we had the opportunity to take in some outstanding spots in our travel this year. Our 2018 Favorites List contains places we visited during the past 12 months. These may not make anyone else's year-end list, but they are all worth a visit....

December 11, 2018

There's nothing quite like soaking in a hot spring after a long hike. In central New Mexico, north of Albuquerque and west of Santa Fe, sits the Jemez plateau, an active geothermal area that boasts several natural hot springs. Some of these, like McCauley Hot Springs a...

August 24, 2018

Geographically speaking, the Watkins Glen Gorge Trail is in the Finger Lakes region of upper New York state. But it doesn't take much of an imagination to think you've been transported into the realm of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. You hike over stone walkways, up and...

July 10, 2018

Niagara Falls is one of the best known tourist destinations in North America. But just a few miles downriver from the thundering falls is a natural hiking trail about as different from the falls as one can imagine.

The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is the side that get...

June 15, 2018

Badlands National Park is located in the southwest portion of South Dakota. The park takes it's name from the other-worldly nature of the landscape, created by centuries of erosion. Spires and ridges of rock jut up from the surrounding plains, looking like a giant sand...

December 28, 2017

It's that time of year where people sit down and make out their list of 2017's top restaurants, best movies, and favorite destinations. Here at The Path Less Chosen we'd like to share our list of the five favorite things we did this year. These are not necessarily what...

October 17, 2017

The Devil's Backbone. The name conjures up an interesting visual image. The reality is an interesting trail in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Located north of Denver and just west of Loveland, Colorado, Devil's Backbone Open Space is 2,100 acres of grassland and...

September 26, 2017

Yellowstone National Park is a great family vacation spot. From visiting Old Faithful to seeing bison and elk up close. But what do you do when you’re sitting around the campfire one night and your eight year old suddenly says “I want to climb a mountain”? No worries....

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About Tom Scheidel

Tom is an award winning producer/director. He is a long distance cyclist and avid basketball and volleyball player. He blames his love of traveling on his parents.

 

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