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 […]

Fire at Campsite

Every June, OutdoorFest transforms a 75-acre green space in Staten Island into NYC’s largest campground for a 24- hour experience unlike any other.

Wells Reserve

Earth Day has come and gone, but at offMetro, we make a year-round effort to infuse a healthy dose of green into every getaway. A trip to Wells, Maine is a naturalist’s paradise that is easy to get to without a car. A seasonal trolley traverses the southern Maine coastline making explorations and beachcombing a […]

Header photo by cartoonist and writer Bob Eckstein Protecting nature isn’t an easy assignment, especially in the midst of the growing specter of climate change. The Nature Conservancy, founded in 1951, is a leading organization undertaking the daunting task of safeguarding our fragile environment. Operating projects in 69 countries, the Nature Conservancy works to counteract pollution, […]

Halloween | Photo: Christian Holmé

It’s that time of year when the weather turns cool, the leaves fall off the trees and creepy polyester spider webs start popping up in your favorite coffee shops. From costume parties to macabre theater, New York City is full of inventive ways to celebrate Halloween. This year, skip the candy and sedentary hayrides and instead […]