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10 ways to get outdoors from NYC

10 ways to get outdoors from NYC

Have you heard the news? OutdoorFest is bringing award-winning, green travel publication offMetro into the family to help all of us find more adventure from NYC (and beyond!) To celebrate we've put together a list of our ten favorite outdoorsy articles from offMetro.

10 ways to get outdoors from NYC

1. Where to go camping near NYC

17 places to pitch your tent and how to get there using only train, bus or ferry. 

2. The Best Places to Kayak Near NYC

Harbors, rivers and lakes offer great paddling options around the big apple.

3. How to Explore Jamaica Bay on a SUP

There's still time to enjoy the outdoors in a bathing suit, so grab a paddleboard and go! 

4. Whitewater Rafting: An Adrenaline Rush in Maine

Forget the puny rapids on the Lehigh and head North to find class IV options in Maine. 

5. Beginners guide to surfing in Montauk

Your guide to waves, gear, and getting there without a car. 

6. Hiking Trails on Long Island

An array of great options for beginners or those looking for relaxed terrain since most of Long Island is fairly flat. 

7. Exploring the Old Croton Aqueduct

History and hiking combine on the Old Croton Aqueduct as you head North from the city by foot.

8. New Yorkers Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding

Luckily for us, there are many ways to get up to the mountains to shred without a car.

9. Where to Cross Country Ski Near NYC

Think snow (many of these locales don't make their own and rely on natural snow) and get ready to explore by ski.


10. Blueberry Picking in Harriman State Park

Head to the Ramapo-Dunderburg trail in Harriman State Park over the summer (July / August) for blueberries galore. 


Comments are open - what do you want to see more of? What resources do YOU need to adventure sustainably? 

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