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  • Three places to fall for West Virginia

    Three places to fall for West Virginia
    For much of the year, West Virginia lives up to its "almost heaven" moniker, serving up its beauty on meandering country roads, through rocky rivers and over high mountain peaks. But it's never closer to heaven than in the fall, when its sugar maples...
  • Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages

    Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages
    As fall begins, the light is as golden as the prairie. The sky is big and blue. This year, with lots of rain, the hills of ponderosa pines undulate in a deep, thick green carpet so solid that the hills really do look black. One can see why American...
  • Virginia starts new Service and Conservation Corps for public lands

    Virginia is launching a new Service and Conservation Corps designed to preserve and protect public lands and offer training and temporary employment, particularly to veterans and young adults. Corps crews will spend 10 months, from November through...
  • Lake Louisa State Park hosts first Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championships

    Lake Louisa State Park hosts first Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championships
    CLERMONT — Lake Louisa State Park will be the site on Nov. 2 for the Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championships, the third of three USA Triathlon events that comprise the first women's triathlon season. Triathletes will complete a 750-...
  • Fall shows its true colors at Ricketts Glen State Park

    Fall shows its true colors at Ricketts Glen State Park
    COLUMBIA COUNTY — Fresh air and blue skies are easy tonics for the stressed-out city life. Still, I was in a pretty foul mood when I rolled into Ricketts Glen State Park in this scenic, woodsy corner of northeastern Pennsylvania. Equally...
  • Best New England Drives For Viewing Fall Foliage

    Best New England Drives For Viewing Fall Foliage
    Here comes the great fall foliage color, and you don't have to go far to see it. Many people can find decent foliage color in their own neighborhood, of course, but there is something special about a daylong get-away to explore some new pocket of...
  • Republicans Accuse Malloy of Playing Politics with Seaside Park Plan

    Republicans Accuse Malloy of Playing Politics with Seaside Park Plan
    Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan to turn a 32-acre former tuberculosis sanatorium in Waterford into a state park is coming under fire from Republicans who claim the park plan is simply a political maneuver designed to help Malloy’s reelection bid....
  • Eastern Shore birding festival offers events for kids

    The 2014 Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival this weekend offers plenty for adult birders to see and do. This year, organizers have added activities for kids. The Children's Outdoor Exploration Exhibit is Saturday at Kiptopeke State Park. "The...
  • State parks team with Google to attract a new generation of visitors

    State parks team with Google to attract a new generation of visitors
    Three months ago, a group of Google contractors began walking the trails of California parks wearing electronic equipment that jutted above their heads and sprouted cameras from metal globes. They traversed San Francisco Bay Area beaches, hiked...
  • See: California's state parks now open for virtual hikes

    See: California's state parks now open for virtual hikes
    High-tech mapping unveiled this week allows armchair travelers to virtually hike California's state parks. And some of the images captured over the course of three months are spectacular, especially if you have a nice, big screen. It was a partnership...
  • Time Right For New State Park At Seaside

    Time Right For New State Park At Seaside
    In the 13 years that I have been diligently participating in due process to protect the Seaside Regional Center, a 32-two acre state property on Long Island Sound in Waterford, published commentaries have stubbornly supported the developer's cause,...