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  1. Your Complete Guide to Staying Active in NYC This Holiday Season

    Surviving the holidays can be brutal, no matter how awesome your family and friends are. Here's your guide to being active (and staying sane) in NYC this holiday season.

  2. A Spectator's Guide to the New York City Marathon

    Not up to running 26.2 miles, but still want to experience the action? These spots have prime viewing for the New York City Marathon.

  3. A Runner's Guide to New York City Breweries

    A run and a beer: what better combination is there? Find out how it's done with this runner's guide to New York City breweries.

  4. A Paddler's Paradise: Kayaking in New York's Finger Lakes

    Hundreds of miles of shoreline spread over 11 lakes makes kayaking in New York's Finger Lakes region a flatwater paddler's dream.

  5. The Best Places to View New York's Fall Foliage

    New York's Fall foliage colors are exploding. Head to the hills, or at least the Hudson River Valley, to see the season's prettiest colors.

  6. Explore the Bronx by Bike at the Tour de Bronx

    The Tour de Bronx, happening October 25, 2015, is the largest free cycling event in New York City and a prime opportunity for two-wheeled sightseeing.

  7. Exploring the Hudson River Estuaries in a Canoe

    Whether searching for beaver dams or seeking a primitive vibe, there are few better ways to discover the Hudson River estuaries than in a canoe.

  8. Bicycle Sundays: Dreams Do Come True for New York City Cyclists

    For 41 years, Westchester County Parks has worked with the city to close down the Bronx River Parkway to motor vehicles on a handful of Sundays from May through September. Their work has finally paid off.

  9. 5 Super Easy-to-Get-to Hikes near Manhattan

    These great hikes near Manhattan are so close to downtown you can enjoy nature and be back in time to paint the town red that night.

  10. SUP in the City: Your Guide to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in NYC

    Whether touring the murky waters of the Hudson or enjoying a sunset paddle with Lady Libetry, there are some great options for stand-up paddleboarding in NYC.

  11. 4 New York Trails Perfect for Hikers and History Buffs

    New York has plenty to offer the hiker who moonlights as a history buff. Here, a handful of New York trails that offer solid workouts and a little historical flavor.

  12. 3 Trails in New York That Will Have You Walking on Water

    New York is home to a number of gigantic, soaring dams and even an underground, century-old aqueduct within close proximity to downtown Manhattan.

  13. How a Yellow School Bus Will Open up a New World of Adventure for New Yorkers

    The story of how a new shuttle service—a yellow school bus to be exact—will bring New York City hikers into the interior parts of Harriman State Park.

  14. A Sampling of New York's Best Hiking Bridges

    Hiking the bridges of New York offers stunning views from city skylines to lilypads and adds a unique twist to any hike.

  15. 6 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails near New York City

    Mountain biking in NYC sounds kind of ridiculous, but even if you're trapped in the concrete jungle that is Manhattan, there are options.

  16. The Ramapo Valley Reservation: New Jersey's Hidden Gem

    Just an hour north of New York City, the Ramapo Valley Reservation offers a riverine getaway with excellent hiking trails and gorgeous scenery.

  17. Why You Should Visit Pelham Bay Park

    With beaches, boardwalks, marshes, and forests, Pelham Bay Park is highly worth a visit for New York City residents.

  18. Cross Country Skiing in New York City

    When the city is covered in snow, what do you do? Here's how to enjoy cross country skiing in New York City.

  19. How To Plan a Weekend in the Adirondacks or the Catskills

    Winter in the city can be a pretty gloomy time of year. Here's how to plan a weekend trip to the nearby Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains.

  20. How To: Cold Weather Running in NYC

    Here is a guide to cold weather running in NYC, even in the midst of the Snowpocalypse.

  21. Big Apple Beaches

    In New York City, you don’t even really need to leave the city to hit the beaches, no matter if you’re searching for surfing, sunning, running or riding.

  22. Top 8 Tips For Winter Biking in NYC (According to a Bike Messenger)

    If you want to ride NYC like a bike messenger, get pedaling and get prepared. We've got the tips you need to make the most of winter riding.

  23. The Lowdown on the Fat Biking Scene in New York City

    Trails are sloppy, and skiing and snowshoeing aren't happening just yet. Luckily, fickle conditions are ideal for riding a fat bike in NYC.

  24. Ancient History Above the Hudson: The Story Behind New Jersey’s Palisades Interstate Park

    Fresh air, stunning vistas, and 200 million-year-old rock beds make Palisades Interstate Park a must see for athletes and geologists alike.

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