Wild New York

The Adirondacks, Catskills, and Finger Lakes are particularly well known for their wild places, but every region of the state offers something special. Here’s where to go to get outdoors in New York state.

Exploring Lake McDonald Valley

Lake McDonald Valley has all the earmarks of glacial action—it’s long, straight, and U-shaped—and offers a host of great recreational opportunities, from camping to biking to horseback riding. Read on to plan your trip to the home of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Vermont Skiing at Its Peak

Vermont’s mountains were practically made for all different types of skiers, with difficulty levels ranging from black diamond trails to bunny slopes. Discover which mountain is best for you in this helpful guide.

10 Reasons to Visit Portland in the Colder Months

Portlanders love a good festival, particularly if it celebrates beer, bikes, music, or that favorite local pastime—devouring delicious treats. If you don’t mind the rain, November, December, and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions. Here are some great festivals and activities to enjoy during the winter in Portland.

Winter Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The focus of your winter vacation in the Canadian Rockies will be very different than that of a summer trip. Instead of hiking and canoeing and barbecuing, you’ll be skiing and snowshoeing in a magical mountain setting purified by snow, then retreating to relax around a roaring fire. Andrew Hempstead outlines the possibilities for your trip, including activities like dogsledding.

Recreation in Spearfish, South Dakota

Some of the best recreation in the Black Hills is concentrated along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Laural A. Bidwell recommends the area’s best trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts, the best place to tee up for golfers, and more.

Ski Resorts near Santiago, Chile

At the upper end of the Cajón del Mapocho, barely an hour from Santiago in the area known as Tres Valles, there are three major resorts: El Colorado, La Parva, and Valle Nevado. Here’s what you need to know about skiing near Santiago de Chile.