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State Parks

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  • Events to commemorate Dade Massacre anniversary

    Events to commemorate Dade Massacre anniversary
    The Dade Battlefield Society and the Florida Park Service will commemorate the 179th anniversary of the Dade Massacre that sparked the start of the Second Seminole Indian War on Jan. 3 and 4 at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Sumter County....
  • State parks call for hiking on Jan. 1

    State parks call for hiking on Jan. 1
    America's state parks are encouraging individuals and families to take a First Day Hike on New Year's Day to get familiar with the year-round outdoor resources close to home. The first of these hiking days was organized more than 20 years ago at Blue...
  • Less work planned on A1A during holidays

    Less work planned on A1A during holidays
    The A1A work zone north of Sunrise Boulevard will be a little quieter over the next two weeks because of the holidays. Drivers can still expect to see construction although on a more limited schedule. Crews will work only on the new decorative wave...
  • Take holiday visitors along to sites of history, beauty

    If you've lived in these parts for any length of time, you know that sooner rather than later, company will be coming, often around the winter holidays. From Maine to Minnesota, Wisconsin to West Virginia, the folks Up North love to book a visit at Chez...
  • A Visit To Groton's Copp Property

    A Visit To Groton's Copp Property
    Ah, Groton. The hiking opportunities aren't exactly numerous. There's Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State Park and the Gold Star Bridge to get you to other hiking spots in other towns. Just passing through, Submarine Capital of the World. But after...
  • Tern released back into the wild

    Tern released back into the wild
    Flying south for the winter took on a new meaning as a tern from New York boarded a Delta flight to South Florida in November. After a few weeks being cared for at the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale, the tern was recently released into...
  • How Minnesota's animal kingdom survives the winter

    You think you have it rough this time of year? Sure, Minnesota winters do present people with some inconveniences and discomforts and even dangers. But it could be worse. Kao Thao, interpretive naturalist at Fort Snelling State Park, leads public...
  • State Holds Hearing On Seaside State Park Plans

    State Holds Hearing On Seaside State Park Plans
    WATERFORD — Barry Gorfain, an avid kayaker and hiker, has a vision for Seaside State Park. The Niantic resident would like to see a launching area allowing direct access to Long Island Sound for kayakers and canoeists — a rarity in the state....
  • Exploring a Lake Erie beach at Pennsylvania's Erie Bluffs State Park

    Exploring a Lake Erie beach at Pennsylvania's Erie Bluffs State Park
    It is a bit surreal to experience a wild Lake Erie beach alone. Welcome to Pennsylvania's no-frills Erie Bluffs State Park. Yes, there are patches of sand. But the 1.4-mile-long beach is narrow with lots of rocks, cobbles, mussel shells and smooth...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Hearst Castle, many California state parks shut because of rainstorms

    Hearst Castle, Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay and more than a dozen other state parks have closed Thursday because of a powerful storm hitting California. If you're planning to visiting state parks Thursday, Friday and through the weekend,...