Spending Summer Outside: 5 Father’s Day Books for the Outdoorsman

By Nicky M. | Arcadia Staff
As the snow of winter finally melts away, we’re all busy planning our summer excursions. But for an avid outdoorsman, there’s no place to be like the great outdoors. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we have some great ideas for the nature lover in your life. Here are 5 of our top picks for the dad who loves to explore the outdoors.

Yellowstone Natioanl Park1) Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the earth's most famous places. As the first national park in the United States, Yellowstone has been welcoming visitors to explore its famous geysers and landscapes since 1872. Yellowstone National Park commemorates the history of America’s first national park through vintage images, showcasing not only the park’s many sights, but the people and communities that made it into the national destination it is today.


Fly Fishing Idaho’s Secret Waters2) Fly Fishing Idaho’s Secret Waters

Idaho's clear flowing rivers are world famous for fly fishing, but finding that elusive perfect spot to land a trophy in the vast wilderness requires a lot of time and knowledge. The Gem State is full of unique spots, and even hosts its own annual Fly Fishing Fair. In Fly Fishing Idaho’s Secret Waters, angler and writer Chris Hunt shares his best tips, tricks, and off-the-beaten-path locations to make the most of your next fly fishing excursion.


The Grand Canyon: Native People and Early Visitors3) The Grand Canyon: Native People and Early Visitors

There might be no place more famous in US than the Grand Canyon. Unlike appreciating America's other natural wonders such as waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, or prairies, one must struggle to absorb, assimilate, and comprehend the Grand Canyon's tremendous scale. For more than two millennia, the Grand Canyon has been home to a series of cultures and peoples. The Grand Canyon: Native People and Early Visitors explores this earliest history of the Grand Canyon, from its native peoples to the earliest pioneers.


On Fly-Fishing the Wind River Range: Essays and What Not to Bring4) On Fly-Fishing the Wind River Range: Essays and What Not to Bring

With remote waterways and unpressured trout, Wyoming's Wind River Range is the backcountry fly angler's mecca. Unlike more popular destinations, an angler can have complete peace and solitude in the Wind River Ranger, with plenty of fish for a whole day’s trip. In On Fly-Fishing the Wind River Range: Essays and What Not to Bring, Chadd VanZanten’s essays reveal not only the history of the area, but serve as a personal tour of the area as well.


Pisgah National Forest: A History5) Pisgah National Forest: A History

When George Vanderbilt constructed the Biltmore House, he hired forester Gifford Pinchot and, later, Dr. Carl A. Schenck to manage his forests. While some of this land remains on the Biltmore estate, the majority became what is today known as Pisgah National Forest. At over 500,000 acres, Pisgah resides in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and contains many scenic views. Pisgah National Forest: A History tells the story behind the formation of the forest, and offers a look at some of its more well-known and beautiful sights.

For the Outdoorsman, there’s no time like summertime. Help him to explore and plan his next trip to the great outdoors this Father’s Day, and receive 30% off any Arcadia books from Wednesday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 11!