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09/05/2014 11:46AM ● Published by Robert Frey

By Gail Suberbielle

Waterkeeper Swim Guide®

Summer may be officially drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. The Waterkeeper Swim Guide helps users find the perfect beach for that vacation or weekend getaway. With more than 5,000 beaches to choose from in the Great Lakes, the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf Coasts, the app gives you directions to the beach of your choosing, and lets you learn about any possible water quality concerns. Users can even share their favorite beaches with friends. With photographs and descriptions, this handy guide lets users

 browse maps of swimming areas with polluted areas highlighted in red and clean beaches/swimming holes in green. Cost: Free

Oh, Ranger!®

We’ve previewed other guides to America’s public lands national parks, but the Oh, Ranger! Park Finder app has just moved to the top of our list. Remember the little green guides from your youth? Now they are available at the tip of your fingers with this terrific app. Find the park closest to you, or search by activity – whether you’re looking for a local or state park, or want to get away to the closest national forest or wildlife, you’re going to love this guide. With maps and directions, phone numbers, weather information, food/lodging info and much more, users can plan that perfect exploration of our great nation. Cost: Free

Life+Leisure Oh Ranger Waterkeeper Swim Guide
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