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State Parks

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  • 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...
  • Great places to pitch a tent in Florida

    Great places to pitch a tent in Florida
    Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
  • Missouri Ozarks state park keeps trout coming

    LEBANON, Mo. It was a special moment for grandfather or granddaughter, shared at a place that's their favorite in the world when together. Gary Madole spoke softly as he coached 12-year-old Nikki on landing her first trout on a fly rod at Bennett Springs...
  • 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....
  • South Carolina's Beaufort: Where time slows down but still plenty to do

    BEAUFORT, S.C. If you are looking for a quiet spot to spend time as a family, where time seems to slow down but there is still plenty to do when you are feeling active, take a gander at Beaufort. This sleepy town is so picturesque that Hollywood has...
  • Islamorada is a capital place to fish

    Islamorada is a capital place to fish
    If you've never been to Islamorada, you might think it presumptuous to call itself "The Sport Fishing Capital of the World." But if you've ever fished the waters surrounding the Florida Keys village, you know that it lives up to that name. Where...
  • Killingly boasts four state parks

    Of the state's 107 state parks, Killingly boasts four: Killingly Pond (162 acres); Old Furnace (367 acres); Quinebaug Lake (181 acres) and Ross Pond (314 acres). All of them allow fishing, hiking and boating. All of them are concentrated in the eastern...
  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • State parks a sweet deal for local residents

    The Connecticut State Parks and Forests system is gearing up for the culmination of its centennial anniversary celebration this summer. More than 8 million people visit the 139 parks and forests annually, according to the Department of Energy and...
  • 'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'

    'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'
    In the years just before the Civil War, the Connecticut landscape was radically different than it is today. It was an open, agrarian landscape, a patchwork of farms with few mature trees. A farm woodlot often was little more than a cluster of young,...
  • Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake

    Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake
    On a day when temperatures reached the low 80s and the sun danced behind the clouds, Dennis Gilbert couldn't think of a better idea than to bring his grandchildren to Beltzville State Park to take a dip in the lake. But while Gilbert, his 16-year-old...