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  • Man 'lucky to be alive' after cliff fall, rescuer says

    A 19-year-old man was seriously injured after he fell off a cliff Saturday in Ralph Stover State Park in Plumstead, according to Bucks County fire officials. Point Pleasant Fire Chief Scott Fleischer said the man was walking along the High Rocks area...
  • 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...
  • Historic California lifeguard building destroyed by huge waves

    Historic California lifeguard building destroyed by huge waves
    State lifeguards are coming to grips with the loss of the historic Cove House trainingĀ building at Point Mugu State Park, which collapsed onto the beach Wednesday as powerful surf pounded the shoreline. The Cove House Lifeguard Administrative building...
  • End your summer with a Labor Day picnic

    Labor Day weekend, summer's last official hurrah, is this weekend. If you don't already have plans, consider a picnic with family or friends. Hampton Roads offers plenty of beaches and parks where you can spread a blanket and enjoy the day. For a complete...
  • West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains

    West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains
    The West Fork Rail Trail is one the sweetest rail trails in West Virginia. It runs 23 miles from Durbin in Pocahontas County north to Glady in Randolph County in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. It follows two streams: the north-flowing West Fork of...
  • Clearing Big Sur slide

     
    A massive slide blocking California 1 near Big Sur is taking months to remove....
  • West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

    West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
    Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh. It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state. The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
  • What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway

    What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway
    Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety a national park at either end, national forests, historic sites,...
  • Western Connecticut Orienteering Club sponsors event at Gay City State Park

    Orienteering is an activity that can be enjoyed by a wide audience. Because most events sport a number of courses of varying difficulty, the activity can accommodate participants with more or less physical strength, knowledge and experience. There are...
  • Southbury, Proudly Rural

    Southbury, Proudly Rural
    Throughout its history, Southbury has been a small town that seems to attract people with big ideas — some good, some not so good. In the 1900s it was political turmoil as usual in Europe that led to a cadre of Russian intellectuals displaced by...
  • Officials: Chicago man drowns near Starved Rock

    Officials: Chicago man drowns near Starved Rock
    A 22-year-old Chicago man drowned in the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park Saturday night, officials said. According to Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Robert Frazier, Angel L. Barreto, of the 2100 block of West Birchwood Avenue in the...