The weather may be getting cooler but don’t count out a visit to Long Island just yet. Measuring in a 118 miles in length, it offers way more than summertime fun at the beach. Parks, historical attractions, performing arts centers and culinary options draw visitors year-round. The colorful foliage, with a its dramatic splashes of scarlet, […]

Long Island’s East End has a sustainable soul. Generations before it became a summer hotbed for city folk, the region was populated with farmers and fishermen who made their living off the land and sea. Today, many locals are passionate about maintaining the area’s agricultural roots. Here are seven ways to support their efforts to […]

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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 […]

Larchmont is a suburb located in Southern Westchester County. It is just a quick jaunt from the city, but it’s not a typical suburb and is worthy of a day trip from NYC. Why? It’s on the Long Island Sound, so water aligns the town. Larchmont used to be considered a beach getaway, much like […]

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 […]

The Putnam County Wine & Food Festival is back for its 7th annual run at the Iron & Wine Restaurant and Westview Golf Driving Range in Patterson, NY. Spanning two days from Saturday August 12th to Sunday August 13th, the event offers music, brews, local farmers, and art all with the beautiful backdrop of the Hudson […]

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Celebrate our nation’s independence where the likes of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton stayed during the Revolutionary War. Just hop on New Jersey transit to get your fix for history and the American Revolution in Morristown, NJ. The Continental Army waited out some of the harshest winters of the war between 1777 and 1780 by […]

It was 4am and a pair of headlights beamed down my Brooklyn block. Freestone Expedition’s co-founders, Owen and Greg, sprang from either side of a parked SUV like it was a jack-in-the-box. After we exchanged greetings – theirs caffeinated and warm; mine mumbled and subdued – they directed me to scrunch my backpack (so empty […]

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If you’re ready to get out of the city and soak in the lush landscapes of the Hudson Valley while sipping on the best local wines, eating fresh farm-to-table foods, and listening to bands, we have the perfect event for you. Billed as “a very locally sourced food, wine & music festival”, the inaugural three-day Summertide festival (July […]