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2021 Series

Visit the Cape Cod town of Wellfleet and discover its many natural wonders through paddling, hiking, boating and oystering. Learn about the ecology of Wellfleet Bay, its watershed and marine life at the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, harvest wild oysters with a professional oysterwoman, kayak to Great Island, learn about the impending removal of the dike on the Herring River, take a boat to Jeremy Point, and pay a visit to a unique gallery on the harbor.

Ride through the brilliant autumn foliage of North Conway and get an intro lesson on mountain biking from an expert at REI Co-op, then learn about the incredible trail work being carried out by the White Mountain Trail Collective at Cathedral Ledge and Glen Ellis Falls. Fall is also prime time for fly fishing in the White Mountains, and Steve Angers of North Country Anglers reveals a couple of his go-to spots for brook and rainbow trout.

Moose take center stage on this mid-summer visit to north-central Maine! Also on tap are camping at Lily Bay State Park and downrigger trolling for lake trout in the depths of Moosehead.

Visit the Cape Cod town of Wellfleet and discover its many natural wonders through paddling, hiking, boating and oystering. Learn about the ecology of Wellfleet Bay, its watershed and marine life at the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, harvest wild oysters with an oysterwoman, kayak to Great Island, learn about the impending removal of the dike on the Herring River, take a boat to Jeremy Point. and pay a visit to a unique gallery on the harbor.

Ride through the brilliant autumn foliage of North Conway and get an intro lesson on mountain biking from an expert at REI Co-op, then learn about the incredible trail work being carried out by the White Mountain Trail Collective at Cathedral Ledge and Glen Ellis Falls. Fall is also prime time for fly fishing in the White Mountains, and Steve Angers of North Country Anglers reveals a couple of his go-to spots for brook and rainbow trout.

Moose take center stage on this mid-summer visit to north-central Maine! Also on tap are camping at Lily Bay State Park and downrigger trolling for lake trout in the depths of Moosehead.

The fall foliage of western Massachusetts serves as brilliant backdrop to outdoor activities that include a hike up Mahanna Cobble in Pittsfield, kayaking along the Housatonic River near Lenox, and foraging for wild mushrooms in Great Barrington. Also featured are segments on the historic Red Lion Inn and a tour of the solar-powered Barrington Brewery for some fresh-brewed Octoberfest ale.

Winter is time to play in the snow in South-Central Vermont’s Okemo Valley Region. This episode features skiing at Magic Mountain in Londonderry, a snowmobile ride through the woods of Chester, fat-tire biking at the Grafton Trails Outdoor Center, and a visit to the historic and cozy Echo Lake Inn.

Take a trip along the lower Connecticut River as it flows from East Haddam to Long Island Sound. This episode samples the river through camping on the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail in East Haddam, boating along beautiful Selden Creek, kayak-fishing near the river mouth for trophy striped bass with Black Hall Outfitters, and a kayak ecotour of the stunning Great Island marshes in Old Lyme.

The fall foliage of western Massachusetts serves as brilliant backdrop to outdoor activities that include a hike up Mahanna Cobble in Pittsfield, kayaking along the Housatonic River near Lenox, and foraging for wild mushrooms in Great Barrington. Also featured are segments on the historic Red Lion Inn and a tour of the solar-powered Barrington Brewery for some fresh-brewed Octoberfest ale.

Winter is time to play in the snow and on the ice in South-Central Vermont’s Okemo Valley Region. This episode features downhill skiing at Magic Mountain ski area in Londonderry, a snowmobile ride through the woods of Chester, fat-tire biking at the Grafton Trails Outdoor Center, and a visit to the Echo Lake Inn.

Take a trip along the lower Connecticut River as it flows past East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Old Lyme and Essex and into Long Island Sound. This episode samples the river through camping on the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail, boating along beautiful Selden creek, kayak-fishing near the river mouth for striped bass with Black Hall Outfitters, and a kayak ecotour of the stunning Great Island marshes in Old Lyme.

The once-maligned Charles River now serves as a playground for outdoor activities in the heart of Boston. Get to know this important waterway by biking along the Esplanade Park with the Greenway Alliance and REI Co-op, kayaking with Paddle Boston, sculling with Community Rowing, and sailing with Community Boating, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Interviews with the Charles River Watershed Alliance and the Esplanade Park Association shed light on the history of the river and its remarkable restoration—and provide a tantalizing vision of the future.

Get a detailed tutorial on backcountry skiing just outside North Conway and a trip to the Cranmore Ski Area with the REI Co-op Experiences team and the Granite Backcountry Alliance. Learn all about the specialized gear this sport requires and some great places to give it a try. Also featured is a snowshoe trek up Mount Willard and Crawford Path in Crawford Notch to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to maintain the miles of trails in the White Mountains.

Adventures abound in this episode based in scenic Stonington, Maine! Tag along on a boat-camping trip and lobster feast on Steves Island with the Maine Island Trail Association and ride aboard a commercial lobstering and scallop-harvesting vessel to learn about a new technique for growing scallops on the Maine coast. More island-hopping is in the offing on a boat tour to the publicly accessible Green Island, once home to a granite quarry, and you’ll get to meet longtime lobsterman and local legend Leroy Weed at the Green Head Lobster Co.

The once-maligned Charles River now serves as a playground for outdoor activities in the heart of Boston. Get to know this important waterway by biking along the Esplanade Park with the Greenway Alliance and REI Co-op, kayaking with Paddle Boston, sculling with Community Rowing, and sailing with Community Boating, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Interviews with the Charles River Watershed Alliance and the Esplanade Park Association shed light on the history of the river and its remarkable restoration—and provide a tantalizing vision of the future.

Get a detailed tutorial on backcountry skiing just outside North Conway and a trip to the Cranmore Ski Area with the REI Co-op team and Granite Country Alliance. Learn all about the specialized gear this sport requires and some great places to give it a try. Also featured is a snowshoe trek up Mount Willard and the Crawford Trail in Crawford Notch to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to maintain the miles of trails in the White Mountains.

Adventures abound in this episode based in scenic Stonington, Maine! Tag along on a boat-camping trip and lobster feast on Steeves Island with the Maine Island Trail Association and ride aboard a commercial lobstering and scallop-harvesting vessel to learn about a new technique for growing scallops on the Maine coast. More island-hopping is in the offing on a boat tour to the publicly accessible Green Island, once home to a granite quarry, and you’ll get to meet longtime lobsterman and local legend Leroy Weed at the Green Head Lobster Co.

Discover opportunities for urban adventure in the “City of Presidents.” Activities include hiking the Blue Hills, fishing for striped bass and flounder in Boston Harbor, rock climbing at the historic Quincy Quarries Reservation, and a tour of curious Squantum Point Park—a former aerodrome and Navy airfield now bursting with wildlife! Quincy also provides great access to a variety of aquatic pursuits, among them boating in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, where visitors can also hike, fish and even camp.

There are some surprising outdoor venues available just outside the Rhode Island capital. For example, Lincoln Woods State Park offers mountain biking and horseback riding on a variety of trails, as well as hiking and bouldering. The nearby Blackstone River in Central Falls, Lincoln, and Cumberland serves as an enclave of natural beauty and serenity in which urban paddlers and anglers can delight. And to the west is the Woonasquatucket River, another great paddling venue that flows right into the heart of downtown Providence. Sample ’em all in this action-packed episode!

Northern Maine serves up a cornucopia of winter outdoor adventures, and ENE samples a bunch in this action-packed episode. Activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Penobscot Trails in Grindstone and snowmobiling and fat-tire biking at New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket, which is also home to cozy cabins and the River Driver’s Restaurant. Capping things off is a snowshoe hike into Baxter State Park and the remote cabins on Daicey Pond.

Discover opportunities for urban adventure in the “City of Presidents.” Activities include hiking the Blue Hills, fishing Boson Harbor for striped bass and flounder, rappelling the cliffs at the historic Quincy Quarries Reservation, and a tour of curious Squantum Point Park—a former aerodrome and Navy airfield now bursting with wildlife! Quincy also provides great access to a variety of aquatic pursuits, among them boating in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, where visitors can also hike, fish and even camp.

There are some surprising outdoor venues available just outside the Rhode Island capital. For example, Lincoln Woods State Park offers mountain biking and horseback riding on a variety of trails, as well as hiking and bouldering. The nearby Blackstone River in Central Falls, Lincoln, and Cumberland serves as an enclave of natural beauty and serenity in which urban paddlers and anglers can delight. And to the west is the Woonasquatucket River, another great paddling venue that flows right into the heart of downtown Providence. Sample ’em all in this action-packed episode!

Northern Maine serves up a cornucopia of winter outdoor adventures, and ENE samples a bunch in this action-packed episode. Activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Penobscot Trails in Grindstone and snowmobiling and fat-tire biking at New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket, which is also home to cozy cabins and the River Driver’s Restaurant. Capping things off is a snowshoe hike into Baxter State Park and the remote cabins on Daicey Pond.