Seeking Shade: 5 Late-Summer Hikes That Won't Overheat You

Sparkling waterfalls, rushing rivers, and cooler temperatures make these hikes a welcome reprieve from that late-summer heat. 

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5 High-Quality Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated on Your Hike

5 High-Quality Water Bottles for Staying Hydrated on Your Hike
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Harlem Week Festival

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019
New York, NY
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5th Annual 5K Run/Walk (In Memory of SSG Jorge Oliveira)

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 8:00am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1302
Kearny, NJ
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5K Walk/Run For The Okoa Project.Saving Lives One Ride At A Time

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 8:00am
Basking Ridge, NJ
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