Get Out: Great places in the Northeast


7 Easy Winter Hikes (December 2014) Easy winter hikes from Maine to Maryland

Short and Sweet (November/December 2014) 8 great 3,000-footers

Fine Foliage (October 2014) 7 leaf-peeping hikes

Something Wild (September/October 2014) 7 northeastern Wilderness hikes

Rugged Routes (August 2014) 6 of the Northeast's toughest trails

On the Waterfront (July/August 2014) 7 coastal hikes

Rhode Island Riding (June 2014) Mountain biking in the Arcadia Management Area

On the Rocks (May/June 2014) 7 quarry hikes

Trails in Bloom (April 2014) 6 spring wildflower hikes in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Pleasant Paddling (March/April 2014) 7 quietwater excursions

A Walk Through History (February 2014) Hiking the Underground Railroad Experience Trail

Ease Into Winter (January/February 2014) 7 simple snowshoe summits


A Yurt in the Woods (December 2013) Thaw out at these backcountry havens

Twice as Nice (November/December 2013) 2-Peak snowshoe hikes

An Easy Central Massachusetts Bike Tour (October 2013) A 2-day bike tour to Otter River State Forest near Worcester

Best Routes for High-Pointing, part II (September/October 2013) The second installment in our series on hiking to new heights

Refreshing Hikes (August 2013) 5 great hikes and craft brew pairings

Best Routes for High-pointing, part I (July/August 2013) Hike to the highest points throughout the Northeast

Island Hopping (June 2013) Five multi-day sea kayaking adventures in New England

Fun for All (May/June 2013) Seven kid-friendly hikes for spring

Best Hikes in Sterling Forest (April 2013) 5 great trails only 40 miles from New York City

Paddling a Victory Lap (March/April 2013) Explore 7 protected or recovering waterways

6 Close-to-Home Winter Escapes  (February 2013) Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing close to home

7 Frozen Waterfall Hikes (January/February 2013) Snowshoe treks to winter waterfalls


From Rails to Skiing Trails (December 2012) Great cross-country skiing along rail trails

Seeking Shelter (November/December 2012) Snowshoe overnights

Moonrise Kingdoms (October 2012) Hiking at night transforms the experience

Backcountry Engineering (September/October 2012) Hiking on trail-building marvels

Falling Waters Trails (August 2012) 10 great waterfall hikes

Woodland Wanderings (July/August 2012) Great state forest hikes

The Wild Orchids of Mount Toby (June 2012)

Family Friendly (May/June 2012) Hikes for kids of all ages

Old Growth Forest in New Hampshire (April 2012) Discover Pisgah State Park's ancient trees

Hiking to History (March/April 2012) Great routes to ruins and relics

Ice Breakers (February 2012) Great places to hone your climbing skills

Silent Snowshoes (January/February 2012) Lightly traveled winter hikes


Over the River and Through the Woods (December 2011) Dogsledding in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Ski Season (November/December 2011) Cross-country destinations for all abilities

A Run in the Woods (October 2011) Connecticut's Hop River Linear Park

Great Bike Paths (September/October 2011) Ride the former rails on seven multiuse trails

Geocaching in Urban Parks (August 2011)

Take a Dip (July/August 2011) Seven spots to cool off this summer

A Path for All (June 2011) An accessible trail in the Pine Barrens

On the Rocks (May/June 2011) Hikes to geologic sites

Winged Migration (April 2011) Birding in the Adirondacks

Water Worlds (March/April 2011) Overnight paddling escapes

Ice Road Skaters (February 2011) Long-distance skating at Lake Morey

Ski Under the Stars (January/February 2011) Nighttime Nordic options


Gliding Through Winter (December 2010) Skate skiing at Great Glen Trails

Tromp to the Top (November/December 2010) Snowshoeing where skis can't take you

Big Colors in the Big City (October 2010) Fall foliage in the Bronx

Hike to the Root (September/October 2010) Trail names inspired by other languages

Get Bogged Down (July/August 2010) Step lightly through these unusual ecosystems

Go for the Gunks (August 2010) Rock climbing in the Shawangunks

Hike the Day Away (May/June 2010) Outdoor adventures close to home

Trying Something New (June 2010) An old trail gets a hand-hewn makeover

Catch Cascades (March/April 2010) Springtime waterfall hikes

Pool Party (April 2010) Vernal pools at the Pleasant Valley Preserve

Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Northeast (March 2010)

Ski in History's Tracks (January/February 2010) FDR's cross-country legacy

A Backcountry Gem (February 2010) Skiing Cannon Mountain's Tucker Brook Trail

Snowshoe Through Literary Landscapes (January 2010) More wordy winter walks


Tramping Around Thompson Pond (December 2009)

Hike Protected Lands (November/December 2009) The Land and Water Conservation Fund turns 45

Connecticut's Primary Colors (October 2009)

Hike with Ghosts (September/October 2009) Lore and legend haunt these locales

Watch the Sun Rise in Maine (August 2009)

Fly Through the Woods (July/August 2009) Single-track biking for the single-minded

Get Your Hands Dirty (June 2009) Celebrate National Trails Day

Polish Your Paddling Skills (May 2009) Ease into kayaking at these beginner spots

Leave the Car Behind (April 2009) Getting out without gassing up

Hike in Pine Barrens (March 2009) Avoid spring mud with these wooded walks

Beat Cabin Fever (January/February 2009) Cozy up to backcountry warmth


Best Places to Try Winter Hiking (December 2008)

Best Places to Hike in Federal Wilderness Areas (November 2008)

Hike to a Fire Lookout (October 2008)

Best Places to Bag Two Peaks in One Day (September 2008)

Backcountry Ponds (July/August 2008)

Seaside Nature Walks (June 2008)

Backpack in New England (May 2008)

Old-Growth Forests (April 2008)

Class I and II Rapids (March 2008)

In the Backcountry (January/February 2008)


Southern Exposure (December 2007)

Skyline Views (November 2007)

Raptor Migrations (October 2007)

3,000 Footers (September 2007)

Extreme Trails (July/August 2007)

Idyllic Islands (June 2007)

Early Season Hikes (May 2007)

Hike by a River (April 2007)

New Conservation Land (March 2007)

Frozen Waterfalls (January/February 2007)


Easy Winter Peaks (December 2006)

Hike Along Cliffs (November 2006)

Hike Sugar Maple Groves (October 2006)

Best Places to Hike in the 100-Mile Wilderness (September 2006)

Hike Via Public Transportation (July/August 2006)

Walk by the Ocean (June 2006)

Spring Wildflowers (May 2006)

Best Places to Hike on the Appalachian Trail (April 2006)

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: State by State (March 2006)

A Notch Above: Nebraska Notch, Stowe, Vt. (January/February 2006)


Snow, Surf, and Summit Winter in Maine's Camden Hills (December 2005)

Short and Sweet: Mount Garfield, White Mountains, N.H. (October 2005)

A Curious Fissure: Ice Glen, Stockbridge, Mass. (September 2005)

Cool Runnings: Terrace Pond, Wawayanda State Park, N.J. (July/August 2005)

On Top of "Old Baldy": Mount Cardigan, N.H. (June 2005)

Pond of Plenty: Long Pond, near Greenville, Maine (May 2005)

A Look from Lincoln: Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Mass. (April 2005)

Mannington Meadows, N.J. (March 2005)

The Cadillac of Winter Hikes: Acadia National Park, Maine (January/February 2005)


It's Time for a Fall Hike! (October 2004)


Snow Stepping: 5 Classic Snowshoe Hikes in N.H. and Vt. (January/February 2002)