Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipse II at DIA Beacon

Located on the Hudson River, Beacon is a bohemian, cozy town just one hour from Manhattan complete with art, culture, a historic waterfront and vibrant main street. There’s also a renowned modern art museum, opportunities to hike,  great shopping and access to nearby river towns such as Cold Spring, Garrison, and Peekskill, which are all […]

tandem kayaking in manhattan

As this summer’s floating reporter, I’m excited to continue exploring the waterways in and around New York City. If you’ve already tried paddling in the Bronx or exploring Brooklyn by boat, now’s the time to hop in a canoe or kayak and embrace the fact that Manhattan is indeed an island. Take advantage of the […]

Bedell Cellars Vineyard in Long Island

If you think Long Island is just a place where wealthy people spend their summers, we’ve got news for you. Long Island is full of world-class options for entertainment and dining year-round. It is also an ideal destination for people seeking outdoor activities. It is not a question of finding something to do on Long Island, it’s about spending […]

harriman camping

Harriman State Park is arguably New York City’s backyard being just an hour away and offering over 47,527 acres of state land to explore by foot, boat or bike. Until recently, overnight stays at Harriman were limited to open air lean-tos or backpacking to a backcountry campsite. That changed in 2016 when the Appalachian Mountain […]

Hudson River

As a New Yorker of 8 years I’ve noticed that the longer folks stay in the city, the more they try to leave whenever possible. Whether it’s for mental health reasons, a curiosity to explore beyond the Big Apple, or the occasional upstate farm wedding, weekend excursions upstate seem to eventually become a priority for […]

Bronx River Paddle

This summer, offMetro is introducing a new column focusing on discovering New York City through its waterways. I’m excited to be spending much of the summer exploring the five boroughs in my new foldable kayak (a perfect fit for my tiny apartment). I’ll be writing about my experiences, as offMetro’s first ever “floating reporter” in a bi-weekly […]

fly fishing in esopus creek

As summer approaches, New Yorkers are turning their sights North towards the Catskills. No longer just a vacation spot for comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Mel Brooks, this easy to get to destination remains a popular weekend getaway. Each year, local businesses team up to show off the best of the Catskills by curating the Catskills […]

Sailing on the Hudson

The sun is finally shining and all of us are feeling the itch to re-commune with nature now that it’s finally opening it’s warm arms to us. Sunbathers cover the lawns in Central Park and bike lanes seem to be overflowing with riders both young and old. While it’s easy to get out of the […]