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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.
  • Sun Rising On An Unblemished State Park

    Sun Rising On An Unblemished State Park
    Ever since the state purchased the abandoned Sunrise Resort in 2009, it became known as an attractive nuisance. The 82 buildings from cabins to kitchens to dance halls along with a giant pool, pingpong tables and paddleboats in storage attracted vandals...

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...

    Animals

    AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER, live birds of prey and environmental education: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 323 W. Lester Road, Apopka; $5 adults, $3 children suggested donation; 407-461-1056. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES, airboat rides, pontoon eco tours, live...

    Lake Griffin State Park offers guided boat tours

    Lake Griffin State Park offers guided boat tours
    Guided boat tours of the Dead River Marsh and Lake Griffin are being offered at Lake Griffin State Park, 3089 U.S. Highway 27-441 in Fruitland Park. A 45-minute pontoon boat tour is offer every Monday and Friday through May 2. Tour dates and frequency...