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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, […]

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New York City, fall is best enjoyed outside city limits, whether hiking, apple picking, or biking through […]

Catch the best scenery the Garden State has to offer during Bike New York’s Twin Lights Ride on September 30. With five diverse routes ranging from 15-100 miles, there’s something for all levels and abilities. You’ll pedal past some of New Jersey’s most picturesque terrain, from family farms surrounded by gently rolling hills to shoreline settings where you’ll feel […]

Liberty View Farm

Fall is the perfect time of year to connect with your food source. Getting better acquainted with locally grown food is easy, and you don’t need a car to do it. Opportunities to indulge in pure seasonal flavors are practically at your doorstep, as all of these destinations are less than two hours from midtown. […]

Fall on the farm

Whether you’re planning to place a pumpkin in your front window or on your stoop this Halloween, venturing away from the city to find the perfect gourd makes for a more adventurous autumn. And once you’ve caught a whiff of the crisp autumn air, and felt the crunch of colored leaves beneath your feet, you’ll […]

apple picking

This harvest season, head away from the produce aisle and north of Manhattan to the source, where you can breathe in the fresh countryside air and bite into a ripe juicy apple—and maybe a cider donut or two.

family apple picking

I’m not a nostalgic person. I don’t long for days past, but choose instead to look forward. When asked recently by a friend if I’d ever like to repeat high school or college, my answer was most definitely, undeniably, no. I’m not a particularly patriotic person either. I couldn’t care less about who signed the […]