| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
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...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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-...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:36 PM
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....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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,...