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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

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