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  • 10 for the road: Fishing holes

    Top family friendly places to fish, from Takemefishing.org (tinyurl.com/p2nrom7): 1. Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina, Napa Valley, Calif. 2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Fla. 3. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, St....
  • Big Sur. On a budget. It can be done.

    Big Sur. On a budget. It can be done.
    Sure, it costs nothing except the gas to drive stunning Highway 1 between San Simeon and Carmel, but hold on to your wallet if you want to stay in Big Sur. Accommodations aren't plentiful — and they can be pricey. Post Ranch Inn, for instance, can...
  • 38th Street beach named a Superstar

    38th Street beach named a Superstar
    Among the most popular American beaches, the cleanest California waters break on 38th Street beach on the Balboa Peninsula, a new study has found. The Newport Beach location was the only one in California to qualify for a list of 35 "Superstar Beaches"...
  • Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park

    Griswold Airport Is Reborn As Madison's Salt Meadow Park
    A plane flew low over the marshes of Long Island Sound, and I stood at the edge of a crumbling runway wondering if the pilot might start descending, forgetting that Griswold Airport is now just a distant memory. On a warm summer morning, I stood on the...
  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say. After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
  • Surfing dog could ride wave to contest victory

    Surfing dog could ride wave to contest victory
    Skylar Blue streaked across the beach, a blur of black and white and colors in between. Her eyes, one blue and the other brown, homed in on her airborne prize — a tennis ball. Tongue lolling out, the Australian shepherd bounded into the waves....
  • Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

    Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at...
  • Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism

    Closure of Jones Road parking lot in Gunpowder Falls State Park opens Park Service to criticism
    Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
  • State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters

    State police recover body of man in Patapsco waters
    Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in shallow water in Patapsco Valley State Park in the Brooklyn Park area on Wednesday. Police said the man was found in about two feet of water in the Patapsco River near...
  • June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts

    June 7 offers options for nature, bay enthusiasts
    Environmental expo in Hampton Learn about citizen impact on the environment at the Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo on Saturday, June 7. "The theme is 'Keeping the Crab in Crabtown' and will focus on the Virginia Deep Sea Red Crab," Megan Tierney,...