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In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Riverman,’ writer Ben McGrath recounts how he met an itinerant canoeist named Dick Conant, a fascinating character who mysteriously disappeared shortly thereafter

Earth-loving New Yorkers are drawing from an unlikely arsenal of activism, hip-hop, marathon city-council Zoom meetings, and one sassy pug to hold the city to its zero-waste commitments. If they succeed, the environmental benefits could be huge.

The inaugural NYC Black History 50 winds its way through the five boroughs and touches on a history that is frequently ignored

Lo Phong La Kiatoukaysy, a.k.a. Lil’ Buddha, started thru-hiking America’s trails after 9/11. He hasn’t stopped yet.

Getting heckled by construction workers and definitely not crying: a New York City Marathon retrospective

Knowledgeable and friendly rangers aren’t just found in our national parks

Salty, snackable, environmentally friendly, and nutritionally dense, kelp could be appearing in a CSA near you

Will Trials of Miles’ scrappy approach work after COVID? 

If you’re worried about how the current campsite and rental-car shortages are going to impact your summer travels, consider these options. We’ve rounded up our favorite companies in six cities, plus the itineraries to test them out on.

Riding bikes is easy. Keeping bikes is the hard part.

For journalist Neil King, there’s never been a better time to reflect on the nation’s fraught history

Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions

From cork floors to wool insulation, here’s what you need to build out an environmentally responsible rig

The new Ted Corbitt Loop is great, but we still need a Ted Corbitt ultra

In an excerpt from his new book 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,' Outside contributing editor Tom Vanderbilt takes up surfing as part of an experiment to learn new skills as an adult and discover the benefits of being a grown-up novice

Brooklyn Boulders said it provided "climbing and community for all." Employees said that couldn't be further from the truth. Now the company is rolling out a series of changes to work toward its DEI goals.

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place for yourselves. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

In this new alien invasion comedy, a relaxing vacation in the woods takes an unexpected turn

When cross-country season rolls around, there's no place like Vanny

How America’s “#1 Runners’ Restaurant” helped bring a community and its police force closer together

The addition of 10 new members brings the organization to a count of 83 retailers in 45 states

The American Museum of Natural History is taking down its memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, and the hunting world should take note

Like a cicada, the North Face Denali fleece hibernates for stretches, only to emerge one season with such force that you can't remember a time it wasn't around

Bicycles have been agents of change and rebellion since the 19th century. That's why seeing law enforcement use them to repress protesters feels especially jarring and wrong.

Eastern Airlines relaunched in January with a plan to fly adventurous millennials to underserved locales. Then the pandemic hit, and the company had to get creative.

Gina Rae La Cerva's 'Feasting Wild' is a delightful culinary travel book. It's also an adjustment to the way we think about what that buzzword actually means

During this strange summer, we need something productive to do. Growing your own vegetables is yummy, fun, and the ideal practical response to a challenging time.

Locked-down cities have opened streets to cyclists and pedestrians. But what happens when the traffic comes back?

Runners used to just be obnoxious. Now we pose an active threat. 

Coogan's was in business for 35 years but fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic

Last week the snow-sports world was arguing over whether or not chairlifts should be running during the coronavirus crisis. Now it's donating goggles to hospitals in need.

And they're even more important during the coronavirus pandemic

With every race canceled, runners face logistical and ethical dilemmas. Some have turned to unusual solutions. 

As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week

As COVID-19 shuts down buses and trains in cities, we remember that bicycles are the ultimate contingency plan

Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip

The basketball icon knows that if you want kids to succeed, you need to give them access to bikes and bike lanes

New York City's least kid-friendly gym and its obsession with a "proper session"

More than two decades in the making, Big Snow is the first indoor ski area in North America. Now the question is: Can it attract enough skiers to survive?

After a breaching humpback nearly landed on Tom Mustill's kayak, the wildlife filmmaker became consumed with trying to understand the massive mammal. The result is PBS's ‘The Whale Detective.’

This is the go-to store for local climbers and visitors to The Gunks to get climbing hardware, route beta, and a sense of community.

Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.

Outdoor meets fashion in one sneakerhead's retail-shop manifestation of his gear dreams

Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip

Our New York City–based bike columnist visited America's most up-and-coming cycling destination and found it well deserving of the hype

I got my wife and daughter to love cycling—with a little help from Italy

"Avoid pooping your pants at all costs"

Roberta Groner and Sinead Diver reflect on what it means to be “young in running years” 

You can get away on a dime at this time of year

The Olympic Trials are only a few months away, but Des Linden and Jared Ward aren't afraid to hammer the streets of New York

Forget haunted houses and corn mazes. Head out to the woods instead, where the real scares await.

On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.

Cycling is already mainstream. It’s time for the media to catch up.

There's an easy and quick getaway for fall leaf peeping, no matter where you are in the region

A mandatory helmet law in NYC is how Vision Zero ends.

Cars may have driven us apart, but we’re natural allies. Here’s how to do your part to heal the divide.

With their unsanctioned events, OSR offers a slice of vanishing New York

Presenting America’s new adventure capitals

Vision Zero isn’t working because it doesn’t address the underlying (and fixable) problem: there are way too many cars on the road

This film reflects on how Hurricane Sandy ultimately strengthened the fellowship of this town

Bike commuting makes most of us obsess over our clothes. This is patently absurd.

It’s true. I am a bicycle scofflaw. Sue me.

The history of the oldest women’s-only race is the story of progress, but also of missed opportunities

I thought most of the food I ate came from nearby—until I put that presumption to the test

These devices are inherently stupid and profoundly antisocial, and their very existence is proof of their own uselessness

How much does the world need to know about a deadly bear attack? That question was tested in the Yukon last year, after the horrific loss of a mother and daughter caused a destructive media storm.

Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening

Who says you can't camp in (or near) big cities?

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

From Black Diamond, 'The Lifer' profiles legendary climber Russ Clune​​​​​​​, steward of an iconic New York climbing area

A definitive list of the best climbing the United States has to offer