North & Central America

The Best Southwestern Adventures: Canoe

Just upstream from the Grand Canyon, there’s a 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River that has all the beauty of the big ditch but none of the tricky rapids and no waiting list for permits....

The Best Southwestern Adventures: Ride

The Henry Mountains, a clutch of inactive volcanoes in southeastern Utah, was the last range in the lower 48 to be mapped and explored. The ruddy landscape gave refuge to outlaws like Butch...

The Top 9 New England Adventures

Most serious adventurers think of the Northeast as a good place to catch a connecting flight. Which means they’re missing out. From Class IV rafting to some of the wildest sea kayaking in...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Canoe Touring

We wouldn’t recommend tackling the entire Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile inland water route crossing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Sea Kayaking

Paddlers on this side of the Mississippi usually make for the rugged coast of Maine. Which is fine if you haven't been spoiled by Nova Scotia. Cape Chignecto, about four hours north of the Maine...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Road Biking

Most cycling outfitters steer you toward Vermont’s country lanes, but western Massachusetts has a much denser network of roads, meaning more choices and...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Fly-Fishing

For sheer density of fish, no place rivals Montauk during blitz season, from late August to November. That’s when huge schools of striped bass flood Montauk...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Peak Bagging

Your buddy from Boulder might scoff at the elevations, but the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is a serious project. The whole...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Rafting

In the fall, when many rivers are reduced to a trickle, the Kennebec is still churning Class IV whitewater through a steep-walled granite gorge in remote western Maine. This makes for what&rsquo...

The Best East Coast Adventures: Hot Links

This summer the venerable Appalachian Mountain Club is trotting out an 8.9-mile lodge-to-lodge hiking route near Moosehead Lake, Maine. Thanks to a brand-new...

The Best Whitewater Rafting: 9. Lochsa River, Idaho

Idaho has the largest contiguous wilderness in the Lower 48 and quite a few rivers running through it. No matter which pick we make here, one or two classics will be left out. For pure...

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