The region is known for its craft brews. Here are eight places we recommend visiting for the best of the best.
In the Northeast, you'll find many of the nation's oldest and most interesting gear shops—and some of its younger and most innovative
Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.
This film, from the Flylords, examines how the women who fish in Martha's Vineyard have rallied around their collective identity
Yes, fall in the northeast equals peak foliage. But the season also offers up an abundance of uncrowded adventures in the mountains, on lakes, and along the coast.
You're just as likely to build a robot as paddle a canoe at summer camp today, but the value of the experience is even more important for our screen-addled youth
These trails thrill hikers with more than just scenery
Sure, you can get your bike tuned or buy a spare tube. But at these shops, you can also order an espresso or IPA and find your community.
The Venture Out Project is doing more than just teaching outdoor skills. It's creating a community.
This film, ‘Not Out of the Woods,’ has it all: back-door adventures, amazing parenting, and bikes
No one would blame you for planning your summer vacation around visits to these shops
The last two tree sitters fighting the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline project in Jefferson National Forest surrendered to police. Will others take their place?
Ski hills, even the small ones, are ramping up their offerings to entice you back in the warmer months
From filmmaker Jonathan Nimerfroh, Slurpee Waves portrays a chilly bluebird day on the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
As governor, Mitt Romney was an environmental champion. Presidential candidate Romney, however, fell in line with the GOP. What kind of Utah senator would he be if he succeeds Orrin Hatch?
Craving sun and sand on the Atlantic? These beach towns offer that and more.
The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016, but this year is shaping up to be one of its most celebrated mile markers in recent memory.
Test your inner compass in these six labyrinthine gardens!
Ben Hewitt’s essay on “unschooling” in our September issue has sparked some heated debate. Few parents are willing to do as the Hewitts do, and turn their kids loose entirely. But how can we give our children more freedom?
One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.
These oases of relaxation, adventure, mindful eating, and awe-inspiring views are going to be very popular once it's safe travel again. Until then, we can dream.
There are roughly 200 natural history museums across the U.S., not including the big daddies in New York and D.C. Some are barely bigger than a schoolroom, while others are sprawling, multimillion-dollar palaces that house some of the country’s most precious natural artifacts. The five below are among the finest—for…
Want to get your children hooked on the active life? In these five family-friendly towns, adventure is right outside the front door.
Now that the weather’s starting to warm up, I’m planning to start training for a marathon this year. My goal is to qualify for Boston. Which races would give me the best chance for doing it?
No one said your New Year’s resolutions had to feel like punishment. Jump-start 2013 with one of these seven spirit-recharging escapes.
Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets
The only thing more epic than that monster attack or spleen-bruising crash? Reliving it all with friends over an adult recovery drink at an establishment that loves your kind.
I’m spending the summer in Boston but am not from the area. What weekend trips in New England would you recommend?
We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick oneor fiveand leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included
What is it about cyclists that can turn sane, law-abiding drivers into shrieking maniacs? The author ponders the eternal conflict with help from bike supercommuter Joe Simonetti, who each week survives the hostile, traffic-clogged rat race between the New York exurbs and Midtown Manhattan.
There's at least one major upside to the bursting of the real-estate bubble: The kind of adventure-ready second home you've always dreamed about is suddenly within reach. From mountain retreats to lakefront outposts to slopeside condos, here's your primer on where to invest for the long haul.
Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...
Winter weekends are short and darkwhich means you need to be fast and smart. Beat the blues with one of these surprisingly affordable escapes.
Here are six ways you can change the world.
Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.
A handful of forward-thinking cities turn eyesores into urban oases.
There are two choices when confronting the current chaos in the job market: Be afraid. (Useless.) Be bold. (That’s the spirit.) Because moments of turmoil present the biggest opportunities to take a new direction, to find an employer who gets your need for adventure, to finally break free of the cubicle. How We Picked…
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The best beaches for practicing your moves offer gentle waves and a no-pressure atmosphere. Here, over 20 of the best beginner breaks in the country to get your feet wet.
How to see your stomping grounds as a concrete jungle.
Ten North American spas that will recharge your mind, body, and soul
Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.
1. Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona Hike two miles to this perfect turquoise pool, with year-round 72-degree water, in Havasu Canyon. All About H2O The wet stuff is always there for us—it grows our food, puts splash and spirit in our adventure, and (by the way) keeps us alive.
When the sea summons you, answer! Fourteen idyllic beach escapes, from Cape Cod to Sanibel.
The year's most intriguing guided adventures
Is a great beach more than a gazillion grains of sand mixed with sun and water? You bet. Here, the 15 best for families.
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At the First Church of What Happens NextMIT a NASA-trained engineer and his stable of whiz kids are jump-starting the future of outdoor gear
Let the motorized leaf peepers have their New England. It'll keep them far away from ours.
Want instant access to the Big Outdoorstrails, rivers, wild shores, just minutes from homewithout compromising your livelihood? Then check out these ten towns on the verge of paradise, where you don't have to ditch it all to have it all.
Go overboard this summer on 32 of North America's wildest waterways
Inside the high-risk Hollywood quest to bring Sebastian Junger's true-life thriller to the screen