Two tier waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

10 Outdoor Adventures to Love New York

It’s no secret that our family has a special place in our hearts for New York, but what’s not to love? Here’s our list of some great adventures that get you out, get you moving, and speak to your soul! We’ve included something from each region of the state to keep your adventuring going strong. If you thought New York was just the hustle and bustle of city life, then you’re in for a surprise.

boardwalk through the primeval forest Sailor's Haven, Fire Island

The Jewel in the Crown- Sunken Forest, Fire Island

The Sunken Forest located in Sailor’s Haven on Fire Island is a rarity even by global standards. “According to the New York Natural Heritage Program, the Sunken Forest was ranked as ‘globally rare,’ meaning there are few remaining occurrences of this assemblage of plants throughout the world.”

boy smiling as he paddles, canoe, Peconic River, Long Island, New York

Canoeing the Peconic, Long Island’s Longest River

Fall is a great time of year to enjoy a leisurely paddle down one of Long Island’s unknown rivers. Yes, you heard me, Long Island has rivers! The Peconic is the longest river on Long Island and it is almost entirely within the Central Long Island Pine Barrens (LI’s largest natural area and its last remaining wilderness).