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Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids
Taking your family on an antler hike puts a new twist on spring day hikes and sharpens everyone’s abilities to observe what’s around them…
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Backpacking the backcountry

Backpacking the backcountry
The backcountry: An isolated or remote area that only the most intrepid of campers will retreat to. Skipping out on the designated campsites and…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in New York

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in New York
Watching rare and beautiful birds in the wild can be a truly awe-inspiring experience. New York is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with wilderness…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Letchworth State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Letchworth State Park
Picture the Genesee River cutting through dramatic cliffs and rolling green hills, throw in some scenic waterfalls, and you’ve got Letchworth…
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Hiking safety in the winter

Hiking safety in the winter
If solitude is what you’re after, winter hiking can be very enjoyable. Most hiking trails are never crowded during the colder months. If you…
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Holiday gift ideas for hikers

Holiday gift ideas for hikers
The holidays are the perfect time of year to get all of the equipment the hiker in your life has been dreaming about! From trekking poles and…
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What you need to know for securing an emergency rescue

What you need to know for securing an emergency rescue
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival RESCUE The survivor can dramatically improve his chances of…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in New York

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in New York
One of life’s greatest pleasures is spending time in the woods. Whether you’re a leisurely weekend hiker, a heavy-duty backpacker, or…
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What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HYPOTHERMIA Hypothermia is one of the major causes of death…
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Foot care while hiking

Foot care while hiking
Hiking isn’t just a walk in the woods. Terrain, distance, and weather challenge your feet in ways simple walking can’t compare. Needless…
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Staying found: Learn the basics of map and compass

Staying found: Learn the basics of map and compass
Many people who venture into our parks and wilderness areas never carry a compass. A lot of people who follow signs and stay on established trails…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in New York

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in New York
Running outside is a meditative experience for many, and New York is a wonderland for those who want to escape into nature during their workouts. Get…
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5 Energizing Hikes in New York

5 Energizing Hikes in New York
If you’re an experienced hiker, climbing a challenging mountain trail is a great way to get more exercise. New York State has plenty of…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in New York

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in New York
New York’s lush green wilderness transforms each fall, showing shades of red, orange, and gold to celebrate the season. Cooler, drier weather…
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5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in New York

5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in New York
With its unique, impressive rock formations, New York State is home to some of the finest rock climbing spots on the East Coast. Whether you’re…
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