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You don’t have to head to Europe to hike to a backcountry chalet. Here are the most spectacular stateside options, ranging from rustic to full-service experiences.

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

In an uncommon skimo race in New Hampshire, two skiers climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest—twice

Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes

This little shop got its start out of the back of a truck. In just four years, it's become a local treasure that brings outdoor lovers together all year round.

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.

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.

'Recycled to Ride' features New Hampshire surfer and shaper Korey Nolan building boards out of trash he's collected

This video from Red Bull follows mountain biker Carson Storch riding a course set up alongside Mount Washington's cog railway

'The Little Mountain That Could' features the story of Whaleback Mountain, a small community hill in Enfield, New Hampshire

One lap per hour for as many hours as humanly possible

Local shaper and surfer​​​​​​​ Mikel Evans carves up some very chilly breaks

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

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

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

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

Philip Carcia hiked all of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot peaks every month for a year

You can set up your own, off-the-cuff version of summer camp in one of these stellar settings

Retiree and trail angel Carl Springer fires up his Coleman propane stove to make batches of omelets for hungry thru-hikers

The industry’s largest specialty retailer is also its most powerful. Does that make it a visionary leader? Necessary evil? Cutthroat competitor? Or something else entirely?

‘Winter Cometh’ chronicles a mountain-bike ride in the woods of New Hampshire on a crisp early-winter morning.

When a father learns about his chronic heart condition, he decides to take his seven-year-old son backpacking in New Hampshire

George Etzweiler is a 97-year-old runner from Pennsylvania and every year he runs up New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington.

Half-priced, used gear helps this old school retailer fight internet discounts

Dean Goes Surfing celebrates a New Hampshire based surf program teaching kids to surf through the eyes of Dean.

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

Why one would want to ski the Ice Coast, from a diehard defender

For mountain biker Patrick Noonan, he's been used to many solo rides at 5 A.M. Sometimes it's lonely, but most of the time he finds peace and serenity in the quiet.

The More Than You Think series from Outdoor Gear Exchange, aims to highlight the backcountry offerings in New England showed off by the women who know it best.

Who knew state parks were this good?

These summer cabins can help you have one of the best weekends of your summer

A Granite State Ride from Jukebooth brings you to Attitash Mountain Resort's Bike Park. With the White Mountains as his backdrop, videographer Sean Collins captures riders Pat Noonan and Corey Smith.

Deaths, injuries, and helicopter rescues are a regular occurrence on Longs Peak, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to climb it

At just 6,288 feet, this would be considered a hill anywhere else

In early February, pro cyclist Tim Johnson became the first person to pedal to the top of New Hampshire’s 6,288-foot high Mount Washington in the dead of winter.

The New Hampshire politician shares his state pride by tackling a legendary hiking challenge—over and over

Our favorite ski hills in New York and New England

Where to enjoy autumn's best views—on two feet or two wheels

Beat the crowds and head for fresh climbing, mountain-biking, and chill-out spots within easy driving distance of eight burgs

Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

Challenge your abilities with these iconic runs through the wilds of America.

The world's oldest fermented beverage is back, and some creative brewers are making the modern version downright chalice-worthy

The Grand Budapest Hotel is no more real than Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory. And there’s no alpine country called the Republic of Zubrowka—where Wes Anderson’s new movie is set—either. But don’t worry: you can still find hotels that share many of the same features as the…

The Appalachian Trail is one of 11 National Scenic Trails and—along with the Continental Divide and Pacific Crest trails—one of three popular, near-border-to-border treks in the U.S. The New England portion of the Appalachian Trail. Through-hikers on the AT have a roughly 2,180-mile journey in front of them. However, the…

The best places to find deep conditions this winter

I want to hike part of the Appalachian Trail with my 16-year-old son this summer. We plan to go for a week. What are the best stretches for a trip like this?

Classic American adventures with great meals

I'm a pretty sustainably minded person and for my next vacation, I want to go to a low-impact resort that's not too insanely far from home. What are the best eco-lodges in North America?

Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets

A multimedia guide to seven of North America’s best adventure destinations—featuring Duct Tape Then Beer’s new videos series

Tired of waiting in long lift lines at ski resorts? For a few thousand dollars, you could have the place to yourself.

I’m spending the summer in Boston but am not from the area. What weekend trips in New England would you recommend?

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

I'm not ready for the winter to end. What are the best spring backcountry ski spots? Kevin Burlington, VT

What qualifies an adventure lodge as one of the world's best? Hot tubs and high thread counts, sure. But what sets these ten launchpads apart is access—to remote trails, steep runs, and lonely peaks.

I seek wisdom from the experienced Gear Guy on winter clothing layering. I will be hiking up Mt. Washington in January and I am hoping I can beseech your advice on finding the best layering combination (starting with base-layer clothing suggestions to mid-layer clothing suggestion and finally the outer shell layer suggestion). Thank you, exulted Gear Guy! -Nathan St. Louis, MO

WHERE TO USE IT: Lake Winni­pesaukee, near New Hampshire’s White Mountains, is 72 square miles of tree-lined coves and some 300 sprawling islands—not to mentionwaterfront cabins with long wooden docks. Rent one on the quieter northor east side of the lake (from $1,000 per week; preferredrentals.com), then…

The planet is smaller than ever, but that just means there's a host of new dangers out there—and a new set of solutions. These days, a text message or the right travel-insurance policy might just save your bacon. So study up—your life may depend on it.

Your town got you down? We’ve got your escape plan. These 20 stars of America’s 21st-century Renaissance are riding a wave of civic reinvention and fresh ideas.

The best beaches for practicing your moves offer gentle waves and a no-pressure atmosphere. Here, over 20 of the best beginner breaks in the country to get your feet wet.

Think Utopia doesn't exist? Maybe not yet—but these ten towns are making a play for perfection with adventure-friendly innovation and cool ideas for building smart communities. Plus the hottest concepts in urban revival, combating sprawl, and better hometown living.

Bike racing's most hellish climb isn't L'Alpe d'Huez or Mont Ventoux; it's New Hampshire's Mount Washington

Live well in the wilds at these five perfect perches

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