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Millinocket, Maine, had been struggling for years following the closure of the local paper mill. Then an enterprising librarian acted on a big idea.

The 24,000-square-foot store signals a continued push into smaller markets for the retail giant

We’ve got your next car-based ski vacation dialed, complete with worthy detours and the best powder stashes

It took me months of cold, scary failure to learn how to roll my boat in the open ocean. The effort taught me that barriers to outdoor proficiency, no matter how daunting, can be overcome if you don’t give up.

It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.

All you need is a long weekend to get out, get lost, and find yourself again. From Asheville to Seattle, we’ve researched the best three-day wilderness trips within road-tripping distance from a city.

In New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, local stewards have banded together to persuade private landowners to allow access to backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and other kinds of outdoor recreation

The life of Natalie Rines Terry, one of the country’s top ski instructors for 50 years

This Maine destination is a place of rugged coastal wonders and an immersion in Down East culture

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

The colder months are the perfect time to visit national parks, with fewer crowds and endless adventure. Stay at one of these dreamy base camps.

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

During her college break, the author went all in on solitude—living alone on a Down East island and working for one of the area’s few female skippers. Luna Soley reflects on a time of loneliness, hard work, and natural beauty.

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.

Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean

After months of trespassing and hiding from rangers, two hikers completed the Appalachian Trail in June. Their sagas raise questions about what it means to be outdoors in the United States right now.

There's way more to this area than just the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Non-thru-hikers, pack your bags.

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.

No matter your skill level or the type of adventure you're seeking, New England's two dominant mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities to explore. Here's your guide to getting the most out of them.

We tested 9 places to enjoy the classic New England food and mapped out some nearby adventures, too

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

My dad is struggling with cancer in North Carolina, and COVID-19 cruelly cut him off from his family. But in Maine, where I live, the pandemic has forced 'Brady Bunch' togetherness that's been challenging, strangely fun, and full of lessons worth carrying forward.

These kayak, sailboat, and yacht itineraries have all the makings of a post-pandemic remedy: wide-open space and time with friends

An impact fund wants to transform Saddleback Mountain, and its surrounding community in Rangeley, Maine, into a skier's paradise. The plan might be a moonshot. But it's also the kind of vision the greater ski industry needs.

The popular Maine national park will begin testing a reservation system for driving on certain roads in fall 2020 to help alleviate congestion

Robert Pavao, 20, was arraigned Monday for the stabbing of a female Timberland employee

As locals get priced out of Aspen, Stowe, and Whistler, here are the places ski bums are heading to next

From extreme tree skiing at Mad River Glen to the nostalgic charm of Smugglers' Notch, the East Coast offers deep powder and epic backcountry terrain if you know where to find it

You can't technically finish the AT without a ride in Greg Caruso's canoe

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

Whether you want to chase early-season powder in the Rockies or lobster rolls in New England, we've got your perfect road trip to end the year on a high note

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.

John Olson has been on the water for nine decades—and he's still working

Because you don't want to be led deep into the backcountry by just anyone

Believe it or not, there’s still time for you procrastinators to make the most of the last weekend of summer

Eight one-of-a-kind events for those who aren't into the standard swim, bike, run

Give back to the trails you enjoy. It's good for you and the place you’re visiting.

A proposed hydropower transmission line in Maine would impact the AT, wildlife, recreation, and tourism. Is it worth it?

Guthook Guides' maps and crowdsourced information have made hiking the PCT and AT immeasurably easier. But is that a good thing?

The state became the 13th to establish a government-level office charged with promoting outdoor recreation and business

Thanks to savvy marketing, science, and luck, blueberries helped usher in a new era of health food obsession

We asked hikers for advice on how to readjust to life after the trail

New owners are revitalizing Shaw's, the beloved hostel on the Appalachian Trail

The oldest woman to swim the English Channel wants to continue knocking off marathon swims into her 80s

The Maine gear giant worked with a small backpack brand to design Bean Boots made with sail cloth. We're obsessed.

A new movie follows two lost souls on the Appalachian Trail

The ‘Ghost of Steelhead Future’ extrapolates what could happen to a prized Oregon river

Kale Poland, founder of Cleetus Fit, takes pride in a brand of fitness where dumpster towing and beer yoga are equally at home. Now he's out to conquer the Deca Ironman—ten Ironmans in a row.

From costumed toboggan rides to an unsanctioned triathlon in the Tetons, these quirky competitions are no joke

Maine’s coast is one of the last border disputes between Canada and the United States.

Up at 4 a.m., then run the equivalent of two marathons before dusk. Now repeat that for 45 days.

A glorious and ill-considered expedition to retrace the nearly 300-mile sufferfest endured by colonial badass (and not yet turncoat) Benedict Arnold and his 1,100 brave, starving men. Their aim: to take Quebec City from the British. Ours: to survive.

From pop-up bungalows in the woods to durable bubbles on a vineyard, these cozy abodes offer real escape

Catch this summer's night sky in full force in one of these perfectly dark locales

From SUP'ing down the Colorado to hiking the AT solo, these features explore and revel in the adventures our country has to offer

The Democratic candidate and son of the Burt's Bees founder is seeking a win in Maine's rural 2nd District with a simple message: The recreation economy can bring back jobs

A cleaner, easier way to carry your gear

Four class-action suits claim that the retail giant broke the law when it nixed its lifetime guarantee

Aislinn Sarnacki, a columnist for the Bangor Daily News in Maine, on her go-to hiking gear

Whether you have a weekend or a month, these journeys are a must

Find out how your state stacks up

Our features editor sat down with author Mike Finkel to talk about his book, and you can listen in on their conversation

Traveling with kids comes with its own set of challenges. Cost shouldn't be one of them.

Even when weight is at a premium, don't skip these items

A group of hired caretakers, called ridgerunners, are working to protect America’s favorite wilderness footpath from the hordes of people who walk it each year

Remote, empty spots to pitch your tent in peace this summer

Customers now have one year to return a product—and must bring in a receipt

See a cool new place and learn a tip or two from the pros along the way

From filmmaker Taylor Walker and photographers Chris Shane, Jamie Walter, and Cait Bourgeault Monumental shares their journey circumnavigating Maine's newest national monument Katahdin Woods and Waters.

Each year, filmmakers 929Media take a fall trip up to New England from their headquarters in New York City and this year’s choice was Acadia National Park for its drastic landscapes and epic sunrises. 

The coziest slipper you'll ever buy

A growing number of outfitters are offering options for adaptive athletes

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