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  • Exploring Gillette Castle

    Exploring Gillette Castle
       With gas prices sky high, we can't forget the gorgeous destinations available to us, right here in Connecticut.  Gilette Castle in East Haddam begins it's season this coming weekend and the grounds have never looked so beautiful.  "The view of the Connecticut River can't be beat," says Nicole Chalfant, Museum Curator for State Parks.  This "royal" retirement home has become an iconic site, nestled on an amazing piece of property overlooking the water.
  • Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point

    Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point
    A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-...

    High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship

    High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship
    This time last year, fishing partners Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann, both of Essex, were preparing for The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Quad State High School Fishing Championship. This year's version will be significantly different....

    5 Peninsula beaches perfect for D.C. daytrippers

    A story on the website of the Washington Post tells readers that there are five beaches they can enjoy without having to brave the dreaded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. In "Skip the boardwalk, tunnels: 5 Virginia beaches you've never heard of," by Jane...

    Pork, Peanut and Pine festival returns to Surry

    Pork, Peanut and Pine festival returns to Surry
    Peanuts, barbecue and old-fashioned farm fun are on the ticket for Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 at Chippokes Plantation State Park. The annual Pork, Peanut and Pine festival returns to the Surry County park with everything reminiscent of small-...