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Rockaway Beach

With temperatures soaring in New York City, a trip to the beach becomes a necessity. While the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons may be great weekend getaway options, Rockaway Beach in Queens is without a doubt the best option…

Kayak Harriman State Park

As the city eases into summer, the urge to fling yourself into a large body of water becomes almost unbearable. If you’ve surfed at Rockaway Beach, splashed your way through the city’s pools, and are looking for a new aquatic diversion,…

Kayaking the Hudson

At first, New York City might not appear to be a mecca for outdoor adventure, but city dwellers may be surprised to find just how many activities are just a quick subway ride away. In the midst of our urban jungle, waves,…

SUP in Jamaica Bay

Everyone has his or her own list of ‘things to do in New York.’ But another, similar pleasure is often overlooked: finding those “Am I still in New York?” moments. Stand up paddleboarding (or SUP-ing) on the tranquil waters…

Valley Forge

America’s National Park Service turns 100 this year and there’s no better way to celebrate this milestone than by visiting one of its parks. No need to travel far to discover these gems of stewardship and conservation. Several of…

North Fork tasting

Like a Local has just announced a new tour that will take New Yorkers out of town on a bus bound for a full day of adventure on the North Fork. In addition to tastings at three of Long Island’s top…

Walkway Over the Hudson

Once down-and-out, Poughkeepsie is working hard to revitalize itself. Lovers of the quaint should look elsewhere, because despite a fresh coat of paint, Poughkeepsie retains a spoonful of grit. This rough-around-the-edges quality won’t deter city slickers. A slew of…

Satis

Forget what you think you know about Jersey City and discover what really awaits you on the other side of the river. Paulus Hook is a charming historic neighborhood in Jersey City, located directly across the Hudson from the…

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