offMetro NY > Activity > Adventure
beach-plum-cape-may-_-sign-added-august-18

Cape May is an all-American seaside resort bursting with yesteryear charm. Its visual splendor includes an architectural tiara of Victorian gingerbread homes in candy-colors. Throw in an adorable trolley, old-fashioned candy stores selling saltwater taffy and the magnificent Atlantic…

air balloon ride in fall

When green turns to gold, mixed with humbling hues of red, orange and yellow, that’s your cue. Whether for a day or weekend, celebrate our most spectacular season by land, air, and sea with these seven adventurous fall foliage…

ogden-gigli

Nestled in the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley offers a mix of unspoiled agricultural landscapes, artsy villages and culturally charged small cities. In the center of the valley sits Hampshire County’s compact Northampton, just the right…

Acadia Dana Moos

Acadia National Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, fall is a stunning time to enjoy its bold color palate. Responsible tourism initiatives abound. With over two million visitors annually, innovative steps to preserve its rural…

IMG_5932-800x510

Whether you’re a history nerd or not, Floyd Bennett Field is an alluring retreat. Situated off southeast Brooklyn in Jamaica Bay, its deserted runways and overgrown Art Deco hangars tell a story of a time before there was a LaGuardia or JFK airport, when this…

Fire Island Biking

One of the most obvious car-free getaways from New York City is the one that doesn’t even allow cars: Fire Island National Seashore. This 31-mile long barrier island stretches along the southern coast of Long Island, offering easy access…

block_island_3

Block Island sits out in the ocean between Montauk and Rhode Island, edged by soft sand beaches, sharp bluffs, and pebbled coves. Weathered shingle-style homes are tucked around the island and house the year-round population of 1,000. The refreshingly…

Bike New York

Catch the best scenery the Garden State has to offer during Bike New York’s Twin Lights Ride on Sunday, September 25. With five diverse routes ranging from 15-100 miles, there’s something for all levels and abilities. You’ll pedal past some of New Jersey’s most…