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We’re a community of urban dwelling outdoor enthusiasts. Our goal at Mappy Hour is to create safe and supportive physical and digital spaces for urban dwellers looking to connect with nature, outdoor recreation and each other.

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NYC: A Winter Loop at South Mountain Reservation

Thanks to Melissa Goodwin of Girl Gotta Hike for sharing this awesome itinerary. A perennial favorite, South Mountain Reservation is one of Girl Gotta...

Meet the Maker: Yagmur Kuzay on climbing and art

Yagmur Kuzay shares her love for the outdoors and how it inspires her art

Giving Tuesday: Outdoorsy Non-profits based in cities

For Giving Tuesday, we put out the call to our network to ask about their favorite city-based non-profits helping to get people outdoors. We...

DC: Hike the Northern Peaks Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain

This challenging hike up Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the best hikes near Washington D.C.

CHI: Black River Preserve Hike in South Haven

Visit the Black River Preserve for three miles of trails near downtown South Haven, Michigan

DC: Hike the Northern Peaks Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain

This challenging hike up Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the best hikes near Washington D.C.

SEA: Fall Splendor at Chain Lakes

Chain Lakes Loop is a perfect weekend backpacking trip near Seattle

CHI: Purple Loop Hike at Palos Trails

Hiking the purple loop trail at the Palos Trails near Chicago

The Best Outdoorsy Spots to Find Fall Foliage

The Best Places for Fall Foliage near New York City

NYC: Fall Foliage at Gertrude’s Nose

The best hike in the Hudson Valley is even better during fall

SEA: Day Hike on the PCT – Kendall Katwalk

For the best hiking near Seattle, head to Kendall Katwalk for a 12+ mile hike.

Finding backyard adventure: car camping near home

Thank you Mappy Hour Cleveland member Jennifer Darling for sharing your recent trip with us. Thanks to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for supporting the...