If you’re looking for a clean, accessible beach less than an hour from Manhattan, hop on the LIRR to Long Beach. The five miles of pristine Long Island sand attracts big crowds, so pack your towel and sunscreen and join the party. Get Outdoors If you want to learn to surf, Long Beach should top […]

Aerial View-Mohonk

Perched on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, 90 miles north New York City, the elegant Mohonk Mountain House is an ideal weekend getaway any time of year. The Nature Conservancy named the Shawangunks, with their sandstone cliffs and copious rock-climbing routes, one of earth’s “Last Great Places”. Mohonk takes full advantage of its location as the […]

The Lackawanna River runs through Scranton, where fly fishing is one of the better ways to spend a fall day out of the city. The father-son duo at A&G Outfitters (lessons from $25/hour) have this stretch of northeast Pennsylvania covered; if the river is running low in sections, they’ll send you to an unexplored spot a little further upstream. If […]

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, consider these six kayaking trips in and around NYC. The Hudson River – Downstate At the far […]

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 of Jamaica Bay on a summer afternoon is one of the latter. Glide along the salt […]