| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The beach at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park reopened to swimming Tuesday morning, after having been closed since Saturday because of high numbers of sharks.
"The presence of sharks has diminished but not gone away," said Mara Burger, spokeswoman for...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
GROVER BEACH, Calif. — For a long time, even as hotels rose in nearby towns and posh homes went up along groomed fairways down the road, it seemed that this sleepy town might never move beyond an old real estate slogan: "Home of the average man."...
| Mar 25, 2014
CLERMONT — Known for its plentiful wildlife and serene beauty, Lake Louisa State Park also has something not as charming.
Invasive plants and weeds are choking out the native plants and causing a slow downward spiral of the local ecosystem....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:27 PM
A group of local retired women meets on a regular schedule to clean trash, algae and weeds from De Leon Springs at De Leon Springs State Park north of Deland.
in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon began searching Florida for the fountain of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Law enforcement agenices in Mendocino County and surrounding areas searched Wednesday for armed suspects who shot a deputy, media in Northern California reported.
Mendocino County law enforcement officials closed Highway 1 near MacKerricher State Park...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:12 PM
KILLINGWORTH — A man was found dead in Chatfield Hollow State Park on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
State police said that troopers were called to the scene shortly after 3 p.m. The man,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Why should Dr. Beach have all the fun? While his famous best beaches in the U.S. list for 2014 won't come out until Memorial Day weekend, the folks over at TripAdvisor have corralled their user reviews to come out with their second annual Travelers'...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
"We have no plans for it and we don't know what to do with it."
Those words were spoken by Stanley Bates, a planner for the state parks and forests nearly 37 years ago shortly after Oscar Swenson sold the "old Forster powerhouse" and 40 acres surrounding...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Four hikers were stranded between two rain-swollen waterways in Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday night as rescuers attempted to reach them.
Because of the stormy weather, a helicopter could not access the area, which is near the 1900 block of Las...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Connecticut's state parks and forests are not only good for the body and the spirit, they help the bottom line.
A 2011 study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis found that outdoor activities on state lands support nearly 9,000 jobs in the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Peter and Marjorie Schwarze opened The Old Spanish Sugar Mill and Griddle House inside the DeLeon Springs State Park in 1961. And food is still being served in the same hands-on, do-it-yourself style.
Each table is equipped with a griddle. Servers bring...