| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth."
So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
| Feb 15, 2014
It wasn't a picture-perfect day for outdoor exploring.
In the midst of a recent cold snap, temperatures were in the 40s, the sky was overcast and a drizzling rain soaked the boardwalks at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon. Only a handful of people...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Berns Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park opens to the public Saturday with festivities that also kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.
The free event, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Moro Canyon,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Near twenty years have passed away
Since here I bid farewell
To woods and fields, and scenes of play,
And playmates loved so well….
From "My Childhood Home I See Again," by Abraham Lincoln, 1846
LINCOLN CITY, Ind. — Abe Lincoln...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
It took 20 million years of wind and water erosion to form an eye-catching, mushroom-shaped boulder in a Utah state park. Heaving the stone off its perch took a man just 10 seconds, and the action sparked international disgust.
A pair of former Boy...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park could be the Rodney Dangerfield of parks. Located adjacent to, and somewhat overshadowed by, the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, Fakahatchee about a 1 1/2-hour drive from Miami and Fort...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Friends of Mansfield Hollow State Park 13th Annual Meeting. 6 to 7 p.m. social gathering with light snacks provided by our board of directors. Very short meeting and then the feature event with guest speaker Al Levere, the DEEP's Ad Hock State Park...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
My bike ride on the Richland B&O Trail in north-central Ohio got off to a pretty shaky start.
I pulled into the trailhead parking lot off state Route 97 between Bellville and Interstate 71 in southern Richland County. Several other bicyclists were there,...
| Jan 11, 2014
A book and a blanket on the sand would be enough to enjoy a getaway to Palm Coast and the Flagler County beaches, but one also should arrive with a thirst for shopping, history and the outdoors.
Hiking, camping and kayaking opportunities abound in...
| Jan 18, 2014
The South Florida Folk Festival may finally recover from Hurricane Wilma.
The festival ran annually from 1992 to 2005, when the hurricane flattened its venue at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. An attempt at a revival in 2008 "sort of broke the bank,"...
| Jan 19, 2014
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:
Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or...