We are excited to bring you another stellar issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine! Our June Paddling issue is on newsstands and online and is packed to the brim with everything you need to know to get outside this summer. We list over 50 of the best rivers in the Southeast to kayak, raft, SUP, fish, or tube. With everything from Class I flat water to extreme Class V whitewater action, there is something for everyone, plus we list the latest and greatest gear you need for a day – or two – on the river. We also scoured the region for the seven most scenic swimming holes the Blue Ridge has to offer and we think you’ll like our choices. Throw in essays on paddling, pollution on the French Broad, and the winners of our Dog Photo Contest and you won’t be able to put this issue down! Just make sure you pass it along to your friends and spread the word.Below you’ll find a listing of all our stories and don’t forget about all our contests where you can enter to win adventure getaways to North Carolina and Kentucky, a Virginia boating package, guided paddling across the Southeast and more! Be sure to sign up today!FeaturesHead of the Class: 50 of the Best Rivers in the SoutheastParadise Found: Scenic Swimming Holes of the Blue RidgeThe French Broad Threatened By Toxic WasteDog Photo Contest Winners!StoriesBeyond the Edge: Life and Death on the RiverCell Tower Climbing with Lauren JamesSynchronous Fireflies Spotted in PennsylvaniaLynne Cox: Cold Water QueenKayak on the FlyFront Porch: The Comeback Kids of BombadilPedal Power: Best Long Distance Rides in the Blue RidgeThe Notch: A Paddling Essay from our NEW Travel Editor Jess DaddioPaddling Gear: Make a SplashDebateRiver Dams: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?