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State Parks

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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...
  • 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; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are...
  • Subway, state parks team up for free subs

    Subway, state parks team up for free subs
    Starting Thursday, July 31, visitors at certain Virginia state parks will receive a coupon for a free six-inch sub from Subway.  The offer is part of a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club to promote outdoor activities.  Participating parks include ...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER:...
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Parks Show Effect Of Cost On Demand

    "To encourage everyone to visit a state park this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said [July 24, Page 1, "Free Pass At State parks, Museums"]. This came to mind as I drove down Route 9...
  • California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep

    California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep
    California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. The 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an "internal...
  • 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-...
  • Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay

    Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay
    Three people – including a 9-year-old boy from Highland Park – were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from Green Bay near Door County, Wis., today after they’d been stranded on the water overnight, officials said. The Coast Guard...
  • Anne Arundel County exhibits

    'Heliotrope Bouquet 16' The community art show runs through Monday, July 14, in Anne Arundel Community College's Cade Center Gallery, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m....
  • California's drought triggers state park bathroom, shower closures

    California's drought is drying up water supplies at some of the state parks system's most popular sites, forcing closure of showers and bathrooms. Restrooms with flush toilets at D.L. Bliss State Park at Lake Tahoe, the Hearst Castle visitor's center...