Responsible during the week and a thrillseeker on the weekend, you want to try ‘all the things’ and live dangerously (within reason). Lucky for you, adventure is out there and as close as your New York state backyard. For an out-of-your-comfort zone experience, go Rogue and try one of these crazy New York adventures to pull off in a weekend.
Feel the thrill and freedom of plummeting through the atmosphere when going outdoor skydiving. New York’s variety in landscape make it an awesome place to skydive. Depending on where you jump, you’ll flying over the shore, mountains, or farmland. First time? Don’t worry. Riding the subway is likely more dangerous than skydiving.
The Devil's Path in the Catskills, New York is considered one of the most brutal and dangerous hikes in the East. Outside Magazine called Devil’s Path one of the most dangerous hikes in the country. Approximately 25 miles of treacherous terrain across a ridgeline, the hike is not for the inexperienced adventurer. Ready to go for a hike?
Don't let the name fool you. Kiteboarding is an extreme experience. You may not be gliding across the water or boosting high into the air on your first lesson, but you will have fun in the water. The Great South Bay, located on the south shore of Long Island, is just under one hour away from NYC and is an excellent place to start your kiteboarding adventure with miles of shallow water to learn on.
Live your weekend at full speed, Search out one of New York state’s many speedways where you can drive real racecars on legitimate courses. Full-time professional driving and racing coaches can help advance your track skills if you aren’t already a speed nut.
If a weekend of high speed adventures isn’t your thing, take to the seas for sailing lessons. Learn to sail on the East River and escape the city like a real life swashbuckler. For an easier day, leave the sailing to the professionals and charter a boat to take you and your friends for a happy hour cruise. Grab your favorite flavor of Rogue nicotine pouches and hit the water.
Outdoor Rock Climbing
Want to get over your fear of heights? Head upstate to the Catskills and Shawangunk Mountains, home to some of New York’s best rock climbing. Inside gyms are fine to test the ropes and fun of climbing, but we definitely recommend getting outside.
No need to fly to South Africa when you can dive with sharks in Montauk, New York. Shark cage dives, shipwreck diving, or free dive spearfishing and all great opportunities to see makos, blue sharks, hammerheads, and maybe even a great white.
Get your adrenaline pumping by mountain biking through the Adirondacks. With beginner, intermediate, advanced and skills progression courses by trusted guides, there is a speed for every weekend warrior.
If you want an extreme weekend that gives you bragging rights, New York’s most popular ski resort offers an adventurous zipline tour you’ll love. The extreme and exhilarating zipline experience is the highest, fastest, and longest zipline canopy tour in North America and the second largest zipline in the world.
As it shows, New York has as much adventure as anywhere. How will you spend your weekend getaway?