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Providence Winter Skyline

By Allison Tibaldi and Josh Laskin With 2019 finally here, many of us are thinking about our travel plans for the upcoming year. And with places like Singapore, Iceland and Peru getting so much attention as of late, it’s easy to overlook what’s going on right here in our backyard. From downtown farmer’s markets to […]

Amtrak Train Flickr CC John Mueller

As the year comes to a close we want to celebrate all of you – our wonderful readers – along with the tremendous writers of offMetro. This year, we had the pleasure of sharing a variety of itineraries, stories and guides. None of this would have happened without our team of writers who scouted the […]

With Portland rising in popularity due to its food and beer scene, travelers are heading north from New York and Boston to explore what Maine has to offer. But a tour of the state shouldn’t end “downeast”. Bangor, located two hours north of Portland, has Maine’s history deeply rooted in its streets. Once touted as […]

Skiiing in Tuckerman Ravine

As skiers and riders, we often get caught up in a whole East Coast/West Coast rivalry. Some may claim that the east is great for those who prefer ice skating over skiing, while us East Coasters know that the challenging conditions spawn the greatest skiers in the country. While both sides have valid points, there […]

Long Beach surf

Just 60 minutes from Manhattan by train, Long Beach is often thought of as a seasonal sun, surf and sand destination. The reality is that Long Beach — home to singer Joan Jett, Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell and artist Chuck Close — is full of year-round activities and programming. During the colder months […]

Mountains in Peru

With the rising popularity of outdoor recreation and the ease of nature fueled escapes from the city, companies are rushing to meet the demand for more stylish, outdoorsy, and convenient products. We know that searching through hundreds of ultra-light puffy jackets and gloves can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our […]

Hiking in the Autumn

If the rocky scrambles of Breakneck Ridge have grown weary (or are just too crowded) head to the western side of the Hudson River. Harriman State Park is just 40 miles from New York City, and includes 47,527 acres of trails, lakes and only one major road. The park’s auspicious beginning was a bargain made be heiress Mary […]

Snowshoe Prospect Natasha Shapiro

Each year, the whims of winter force New York City to slow down and take a breath of crisp, cold air. In our parks, the lack of vehicles and footsteps allows the snow to linger longer, converting these green spaces into postcard landscapes of white and outdoor recreation meccas. On a snowy day in Prospect […]