| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
(Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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 ...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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-...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:17 PM
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 near Lake Tahoe and Hearst San Simeon State Park have been closed and...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:13 PM
"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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:39 AM
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has closed the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County to swimming today.
Conservation staff has again found high bacterial counts in water samples from Monday.
As a precaution, the...
| Jul 20, 2014
Ashley Turner is spreading a little goodwill for her upcoming 30th birthday. Thirty consecutive days of it, in fact.
Every day between now and when she blows out her birthday candles on Aug. 6, Turner will spotlight Broward County nonprofits through...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:39 PM
This time last year, fishing partners Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann, both of Essex, were preparing for The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Quad State High School Fishing Championship.
This year's version will be significantly different....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:51 PM
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...