| May 19, 2014
| 10:28 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:44 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:37 AM
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.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 2:56 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
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.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:46 AM
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...