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  • A Bundle Of Outdoor Winter Adventures

    A Bundle Of Outdoor Winter Adventures
    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...
  • Surfer survives shark attack near San Luis Obispo

    Surfer survives shark attack near San Luis Obispo
    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...
  • Great white shark emerges from deep, bites California surfer

    Great white shark emerges from deep, bites California surfer
    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....
  • Hiker Dies After Apparent Heart Attack At Sleeping Giant

    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...
  • Giant oak is payoff for First Day Hike at Lake Griffin State Park

    Giant oak is payoff for First Day Hike at Lake Griffin State Park
    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...
  • Six State Parks Host 'First Day' Hikes

    Six State Parks Host 'First Day' Hikes
    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...
  • Maryland residents give parks thumbs-up

    Maryland residents give parks thumbs-up
    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...
  • Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor

    Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor
    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...
  • Celebrate manatees in January

    Celebrate manatees in January
    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...
  • First Day Hikes planned in 50 states on New Year's Day

    First Day Hikes planned in 50 states on New Year's Day
    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...
  • Hundreds head to state parks for First Day Hike

    Hundreds head to state parks for First Day Hike
    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...