| Dec 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Outdoor adventures aren't just for summer. Getting outside, even in the cold, is a great way to exercise, stay healthy and cure cabin fever.
Connecticut offers plenty of frosty fun, including the No Child Left Inside Winter Festival, sponsored by the...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A man surfing with friends near San Luis Obispo was bitten by a great white shark Sunday but escaped serious injury and was able to paddle to shore, officials said.
The unidentified man in his 50s was in waters off Sand Spit Beach in Montana De Oro...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:22 AM
A man who was bitten by a great white shark while surfing with friends off Central California on Sunday is expected to survive, officials said.
The unidentified man in his 50s was in waters off Sand Spit Beach in Montana De Oro State Park about 11:30 a....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
HAMDEN — A 62-year-old West Haven man died after suffering an apparent heart attack while hiking at Sleeping Giant State Park Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The man was identified Monday as Edward Tibor.
Hamden police, firefighters and medics...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:58 AM
FRUITLAND PARK — The wonders of nature are abundant in Lake County and include one of the state's largest live oak trees at Lake Griffin State Park.
The giant tree, estimated to be almost 500 years old, is the payoff for a guided First Day Hike on...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:32 PM
A half-dozen Connecticut state parks on Thursday are hosting free "first day" guided hikes to usher in the new year.
The walks, led by park staff and volunteers, average one to two miles or longer, the state Department of Energy and Environmental...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Maryland residents were fans of their state parks this year, and many are interested in visiting one next year, according to a recently released Goucher Poll.
In a survey conducted from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and released Dec. 2, state parks received mostly...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:42 PM
The Avenue J Music Festival will once again rock Coconut Grove.
This second annual festival, which is an alternative/indie Jewish inspired outdoor concert presented by Chabad of the Grove, takes place on Jan. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Barnacle...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:56 AM
It's prime time for manatees in Florida.
In January, two festivals celebrate the annual migration of hundreds of the gentle, plant-eating marine mammals to warm, spring-fed waters in Florida.
On Jan. 17 and 18, the 28th Annual Florida Manatee Festival...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If one of your New Year's resolutions involves working out and getting outdoors, consider going on a First Day Hike on Jan. 1. The hikes scheduled at state parks in all 50 states are designed to expose more people to these lesser-known gems -- without...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 2:18 PM
For Jennie Payne and Joe Napier, it was about starting the new year in a healthy way. Vilar Florido wanted to train for more serious backpacking later.
Hiking through the woods at Patapsco Valley State Park on a brisk, sunny first day of 2015, they...