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Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in New York

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in New York
Camping is among New Yorkers’ most cherished pastimes. And with the abundance of pristine forests, lakes, and mountains across the state,…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in New York

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in New York
Camping on the beach—a dream for some—is entirely possible in New York State, from Long Island’s sandy beaches to the dunes of Lake…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in New York

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in New York
There’s no better way to experience the wonders of nature than by backpacking by day and camping under the stars at night. New York State is…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in New York

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in New York
A family camping trip is a great way to unplug and create memories with your kids. New York is full of lush nature and large state parks with…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in New York

5 Awesome RV Campsites in New York
Exploring via RV is a convenient and interesting way to see the world. Experience the magnificent landscapes of Lake George and the Adirondacks all…
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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 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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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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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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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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5 Great Hiking Trails in New York

5 Great Hiking Trails in New York
Hiking is one of the purest adventures you can have, and it’s a fun way to keep kids entertained on a day trip or while camping. Whether…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in New York

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in New York
When it comes to scenic hiking trails, New York State offers explorers some of the best. In New York, you’ll find a wealth of diversity and…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in New York

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in New York
New York State’s a paddler’s paradise with hundreds of peaceful rivers, calm lakes, and crystal-clear coves to take advantage of. Whether…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in New York

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in New York
Wind, waves, and water—jet-skiing is the ultimate summer adrenaline rush, and with New York State’s diverse waterways, it’s hard to…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in New York

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in New York
Kayaking is fun, peaceful, and one of the best ways to get closer to nature. New York State is a paddler’s paradise, with plenty of options for…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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10 Best Archery Outfitters in New York

10 Best Archery Outfitters in New York
If you’re a seasoned sportsman, skilled hunter, or you’re just looking to pick up a new hobby, equipping yourself with the proper gear is…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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7 Best Motorsport Retailers in New York

7 Best Motorsport Retailers in New York
Hitting the trails on your ATV or dirt bike is messy, fun, and one of the most exhilarating ways to explore New York State. New to the sport or want…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range
When it comes to long-range shooting at big game animals like deer and elk, the best advice is don’t do it. Do your hunting before you pull the…
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Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now

Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now
What if I told you about a hunting opportunity that’s happening right now, which offers abundant access to productive land, requires a minimum…
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9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in New York

9 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in New York
Whether you cast your line on the Hudson River, Montauk Point, or out at sea, having the right gear can mean the difference between success and…
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Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For
People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right…
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WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash

WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash
While competing in the Red Bull Rampage, a freeride mountain bike competition held in Utah, rider Nicholi Rogatkin withstood one of the most…
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Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting

Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting
A couple of years ago I walked up to a trail camera in north-central Wisconsin to check the images. When I opened it up to retrieve the SD card, I…
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Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure
There’s something downright elegant about stripping life down to its basic elements: shelter and food (and, ideally, good company). We’re…
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Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro
The handgun is the toughest of the three primary firearms to master. Rifles and shotguns are fired from the shoulder, which provides a more stable…
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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America

5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America
Summer is here and now is the best time to enjoy a whitewater adventure with friends and family. Outfitted trips can be found all across the U.S. and…
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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish
The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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