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Hiking the Shawangunk Ridge Trail

The Trapps Cliff along the Shawangunk Ridge. (Wikimedia Photo) The roughly 74-mile long Shawangunk Ridge Trail is a spectacularly scenic trail running along...

Paddling Massachusetts’ North River

“Sometimes I just make bad decisions.” That thought kept running through my head as I sat in my kayak, propped sideways on rocks, being pushed over by rushing w...

Great mud season hikes in Vermont

There's really five seasons in the Northeast: spring, summer, autumn, winter . . . and mud. Mud season is the cruelest of all the seasons. After a long, cold...

TRIPS: PA’s Black Forest Trail

A view of the Naval Run drainage area and the winding corridor of Pine Creek Gorge seen from the Black Forest Trail. One of Pennsylvania's best hikes, the B...

Great Snowshoe Trails in NY, NJ & PA

We recently ran an article on some great snowshoe trails in New England. But the rest of the Northeast also offers up some exceptional places for snowshoeing. S...

TRIPS: Hiking the Carter Dome Loop

Carter Dome seen from Mount Hight. To enjoy the taller peaks and great views of New Hampshire's White Mountains, but without the crowds on Mount Washington,...

Salvation in Vermont

During one snowless winter, this New Jersey snowboarder tried to save his season by braving a 7-hour drive, a bad radiator valve and an icy attitude to reach ri...

Trip Idea: MA’s Mount Everett

Mount Everett, Massachusetts At 2,602 feet, Massachusetts' Mount Everett is the highest peak in the south Taconic Mountains running along the border of Mass...

Great New England Snowshoe Trails

  Here's a little secret you might not know: Snowshoeing in the winter is WAY better than hiking in the summer. In winter, there's no bugs, no oppressiv...

The “Grand Canyon” of the East

Letchworth State Park Think about the most stunningly beautiful places in the Northeast and you might think about the region's mountain ranges, secluded for...