Off the Path from New York to Boston Follow reporter Davis Dunavin as he travels the road from New York to Boston, looking for unusual stories and fascinating histories.
Off the Path from New York to Boston

Off the Path from New York to Boston

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Follow reporter Davis Dunavin as he travels the road from New York to Boston, looking for unusual stories and fascinating histories.

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The legend of Sleepy Hollow lives on

In 1820, Washington Irving wrote a short story steeped in the ghostly folklore of New York's Hudson Valley. Its simple premise and terrifying climax has spooked and entertained people for two centuries. It was set in North Tarrytown, but Irving called it Sleepy Hollow.

A 'close encounter' in New Hampshire

Barney and Betty Hill claimed they had an encounter with aliens more than 60 years ago. Their story became the launching point for alien abductions in popular culture. And it happened — supposedly — late one night on a lonely road in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

The Desert of Maine: An ecological odyssey at a tourist spot

The state of Maine has deep forests and rocky shores. It also has one small stretch of sandy dunes in the town of Freeport — that looks more like the Sahara than northern New England.

Christina's World: The "enigma" and friendship behind a classic American painting

Andrew Wyeth's 1948 painting "Christina's World" shows the reality of life for his longtime friend, a woman with a disability, on her farm in coastal Maine.

Christina's World: The "enigma" and friendship behind a classic American painting

"Appreciate the Mundane" at a museum for umbrella covers

A small museum on an island in Maine boasts the world's largest collection of a specific kind of artifact: umbrella covers. Not umbrellas — just the covers.

Chicken Farmer I Still Love You

There are six words spray painted on a rock along a highway near Newbury, New Hampshire. How they got there is still a mystery. Davis Dunavin took a drive up Route 103 to see the mystery rock — and maybe get some answers.

The view and the visionary behind the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail stretches more than 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia. It was the brainchild of an idealistic forester who drew inspiration from a mountain top in Vermont.

Inside Robert Frost's legendary stone house

The beloved poet bought a home in Vermont — where he wrote some of his most famous poems, weathered family tragedy and picked lots of apples.

Off the Path: Trailer

Host Davis Dunavin is back on the road as he previews his next set of adventures on a new season of Off the Path!

Herb Lore: Why it's okay to eat off the ground in New York City

Most New Yorkers might be a little skeptical about eating something they found on the street — if it's not from a food cart. But one New Yorker has made it his life's work to convince his neighbors that nature's bounty is accessible even in the heart of the city.