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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…