Apr 8 Apr 8 8 photos you won't believe were taken in NYC OutdoorFest Hidden among the concrete are beautiful refuges for both people and animals. Welcome to the other side of New York City. #OutdoorNYC This is the photo that initially inspired this post. Is this New Hampshire? Maine? Nope, this is Staten Island. Thanks to NYC Parks for this photo. Hunter Island in Pelham Bay. Highlighted by Backpacker Magazine for it's hiking. Surfer in the Rockaways of Queens. Originally profiled by the NY Times. Foggy Staten Island trails via Flickr. This photo was taken less than a month ago in Fort Tryon park by blogger Sunny Side Up Why go to Alaska to see seals? NY Harbor shot higlighted on Nature on the Edge NYC Paddling on the Bronx River by the Bronx River Alliance And finally, in honor of the one snowfall of the year, a beautiful photo of cross country ski tracks in Central Park. By Harlem resident Joe S.