Excerpt from the New York City Beach Guide: A small slice of adventure

Fort Tilden New York City Beach Guide
We’re thrilled to take a break from our original format this week to present an excerpt from the forthcoming New York City Beach Guide by Gordon MacRae and Caitlin Seymour. Continue reading Excerpt from the New York City Beach Guide: A small slice of adventure

Perk Beta: Climbing with Emily Harrington, Cedar Wright and the North Face

Emily Harrington and Cedar Wright
Photo by @lisahaefnerphoto

One of the best parts about living in a sizable city is that it’s almost always a destination for tours and events. You can hear your favorite author read their latest book or you can see a movie before it’s released. You can also boulder with professional climbers. Continue reading Perk Beta: Climbing with Emily Harrington, Cedar Wright and the North Face

Bike like a girl

We were excited to see a lot of women at our mountain biking ride with 718 Cyclery last week. While the entire group was supportive of all levels of bikers, we were happy to hear about a few on-and-off trail organizations that focused on female bikers specifically. Check out the resources we were recommended below. Continue reading Bike like a girl

Here’s another hashtag holiday that’s easy to get behind

Outdoor non profits to donate to on #GivingTuesday

While #OptOutside promoted a new Thanksgiving tradition of getting outside rather getting in line (or online), #GivingTuesday harnesses the endorphins you get when using a credit card that you may have missed while you were enjoying the extra day off outside. Check out the organizations below if you’re unsure of where to start or are looking for nonprofits that are dedicated to outdoor adventure in New York City. Continue reading Here’s another hashtag holiday that’s easy to get behind

Talk to strangers: a few of our favorite outdoor meetups

Most major cities have plenty of meetups that host various outdoor activities for all different levels of enthusiasts. A few of our local favorites are New York City Archery GroupNY Ski and Snowboard ClubHudson Valley HikersGhost Skate New YorkCrux Climbing and Outdoorfest.

One of the best parts about getting involved in an outdoor activity is that most of them are designed to be done in groups or with partners. Whether it’s climbing, camping or canoeing, signing up for trips and classes are great ways to find new friends, no matter where you are. Check your local REI for a range of courses like Snowshoeing Basics or Solo Backpacking.

To read more about finding your outdoor community, check out our newsletter from a few weeks ago which includes an essay from Sorta Outdoorsy pal and recent London transplant Allie Lee.

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