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Stories from local residents inspired to spend time outside – walking or biking on local trails, discovering the community’s secret places – taking nature’s beauty all in stride.

Eagle spotting before they head north

Eagle spotting before they head north

LMQC’s outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler, and her faithful companion, Kaia, head out to the historical Hennepin Canal to look for Bald Eagles before they head back home for the warmer months of the year. It turns out there’s a lot to see and do at the canal.

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All is calm at Nahant Marsh

All is calm at Nahant Marsh

LMQC’s outdoor bloggers, Teri Stickler and Kaia, take a walk through the Nahant Marsh Preserve, one of the few remaining urban wetlands in the Upper Midwest.

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Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

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Adventuring near the QC: 3 great parks, nature hikes

Where to get away from it all (for an hour)

We hit the trail and head to three spots just north of the Quad Cities with outdoor blogger Wade Ellett where we can take in some outstanding scenery and enjoy out-of-the-way parks filled with beautiful nature trails.

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Three quiet parks for winter strolling

Three quiet parks for winter strolling

QC Outdoors blogger, Wade Ellett, shows us some of the area’s “quiet places” that are perfect for a winter stroll whether there’s a mid-winter thaw happening or not. 

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Boo-tiful QC cemetery walks

Boo-tiful QC cemetery walks

Wade Ellett explores the cemeteries of the Quad Cities to find some interesting (and at times spooky) monuments at the grave sites of some of the people who put our community on the map.

read more
Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler and her 4-legged companion, Kaia, explore forest, prairie and the Mississippi River as they venture through Illiniwek Forest Preserve, located north of Hampton, IL.

read more
A walk on the “wild side”

A walk on the “wild side”

Spring has sprung and woodland wildflowers are showing their faces throughout the wooded ravines of the Quad Cities. Let’s Move Outdoor Blogger, Teri Stickler, and her beloved pooch, Kaia, take us on a tour right along an old Bettendorf trail.

read more
Snowshoeing in a winter wonderland

Snowshoeing in a winter wonderland

LMQC’s outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler, and her faithful companion, Kaia, take to the trails of the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center near Dixon, Iowa, to discover the joy of snowshoeing and find some great wintertime fun.

read more
A historic hike through the Quad Cities

A historic hike through the Quad Cities

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

read more

Stories from local residents inspired to spend time outside – walking or biking on local trails, discovering the community’s secret places – taking nature’s beauty all in stride.

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

read more
A walk on the “wild side”

A walk on the “wild side”

Spring has sprung and woodland wildflowers are showing their faces throughout the wooded ravines of the Quad Cities. Let’s Move Outdoor Blogger, Teri Stickler, and her beloved pooch, Kaia, take us on a tour right along an old Bettendorf trail.

read more
Adventuring near the QC: 3 great parks, nature hikes

Where to get away from it all (for an hour)

We hit the trail and head to three spots just north of the Quad Cities with outdoor blogger Wade Ellett where we can take in some outstanding scenery and enjoy out-of-the-way parks filled with beautiful nature trails.

read more
Eagle spotting before they head north

Eagle spotting before they head north

LMQC’s outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler, and her faithful companion, Kaia, head out to the historical Hennepin Canal to look for Bald Eagles before they head back home for the warmer months of the year. It turns out there’s a lot to see and do at the canal.

read more
Three quiet parks for winter strolling

Three quiet parks for winter strolling

QC Outdoors blogger, Wade Ellett, shows us some of the area’s “quiet places” that are perfect for a winter stroll whether there’s a mid-winter thaw happening or not. 

read more
Snowshoeing in a winter wonderland

Snowshoeing in a winter wonderland

LMQC’s outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler, and her faithful companion, Kaia, take to the trails of the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center near Dixon, Iowa, to discover the joy of snowshoeing and find some great wintertime fun.

read more
All is calm at Nahant Marsh

All is calm at Nahant Marsh

LMQC’s outdoor bloggers, Teri Stickler and Kaia, take a walk through the Nahant Marsh Preserve, one of the few remaining urban wetlands in the Upper Midwest.

read more
Boo-tiful QC cemetery walks

Boo-tiful QC cemetery walks

Wade Ellett explores the cemeteries of the Quad Cities to find some interesting (and at times spooky) monuments at the grave sites of some of the people who put our community on the map.

read more
Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler and her 4-legged companion, Kaia, explore forest, prairie and the Mississippi River as they venture through Illiniwek Forest Preserve, located north of Hampton, IL.

read more
A historic hike through the Quad Cities

A historic hike through the Quad Cities

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

read more