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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…

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…

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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…

Kaaterskill Falls

Some destinations feel purely like vacation spots, others feel instinctively like home. The Catskills are a place you can settle into and stay awhile. Pick a couple of towns and really get to know their main streets. Even though you may only…

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…

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,…

MYC

As a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Montauk has undergone swift changes in the past few years, but maintains an air of edge and the bohemian spirit that made it so appealing in the first place.