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  • Our picks for summer fun

    Our picks for summer fun
    Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we’ve come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland’s summer – in the shade and...
  • An Introduction Into Trail Running At Penwood State Park

    For trail runners, it is Connecticut's version of the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill." The start of Connecticut Forest & Park Association's Metacomet trail within Penwood State Park consists of a grueling climb – at times a scramble — to...
  • New York hamlet home to a masterpiece

    New York hamlet home to a masterpiece
    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. — With no menus, countless courses and a setting so relaxed you can eat farm-fresh veggies with your fingers, a meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a one-of-a-kind experience along many dimensions. Located about 25 miles...
  • What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?

    What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?
    Jeanne Davies enjoys the world of transportation and "connecting the dots." But those dots get a little blurred when they run along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad. As principal planner and deputy director for the...
  • Artist hopes public art piece will help re-envision city, nature

    Artist hopes public art piece will help re-envision city, nature
    For Michael Parker, there would be no better place to carve a 137-foot obelisk into asphalt than a plot of land bounded by the Glendale Narrows of the Los Angeles River, boxy industrial buildings, power lines and the Glendale (2) Freeway. Standing on...
  • 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 has been known as an attractive nuisance. The 82 buildings — from cabins to kitchens to dance halls — along with a giant pool, as well as pingpong tables and paddleboats...
  • Campbell Falls Is The New King Of The Waterfalls

    Campbell Falls Is The New King Of The Waterfalls
    A quandary presented itself in the wilds of Massachusetts. A few years ago, after visiting all the "big and famous" waterfalls in the state, I crowned Enders Falls as the king of Connecticut's grand plunges. Well, how did I know Connecticut had a...
  • Starving Connecticut's State Parks

    Connecticut's state parks and forests are not only good for the body and the spirit, they help the bottom line. A 2011 study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis found that outdoor activities on state lands support nearly 9,000 jobs in the...
  • Save with retail coupons for Veterans Day sales

    Save with retail coupons for Veterans Day sales
    Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at Veterans Day sales at your all fave stores. Save $10 at Macy's and JC Penney and get in free at national and state parks Saturday...
  • Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday

    Free entry to state, national parks for everyone on Monday
    Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11. Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours. U.S....
  • Half-price admission to state parks with FSU or UCF gear

    Half-price admission to state parks with FSU or UCF gear
    Gator fans aren't going to like this deal. Get half-price admission on Monday-Thursday this month at Florida state parks to celebrate the Florida State Seminole's BCS National Championship win and the University of Central Florida's victory in...