| Aug 5, 2014
A massive slide blocking California 1 near Big Sur is taking months to remove....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:27 PM
If there is a month for walking on beach sand, nature's coastal cushion, it is August.
Usually a hot and humid month in Connecticut, to be sure, but that is part of the allure of beach walking. When the air is stifling and motionless inland, there often...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:52 PM
What a nice gift. Connecticut's state park system, to celebrate its 100th anniversary, is charging no admission fees this weekend.
Take a hike. It's on the state.
When the State Park Commission held its first meeting in September 1913, there were no...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:13 PM
"To encourage everyone to visit a state park this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said [July 24, Page 1, "Free Pass At State parks, Museums"].
This came to mind as I drove down Route 9...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:54 AM
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....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:19 PM
California's drought is drying up water supplies at some of the state parks system's most popular sites, forcing closure of showers and bathrooms.
Restrooms with flush toilets at D.L. Bliss State Park at Lake Tahoe, the Hearst Castle visitor's center...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:53 PM
A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:39 AM
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has closed the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County to swimming today.
Conservation staff has again found high bacterial counts in water samples from Monday.
As a precaution, the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:51 PM
California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises.
The 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an "internal...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Starting Thursday, July 31, visitors at certain Virginia state parks will receive a coupon for a free six-inch sub from Subway.
The offer is part of a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club to promote outdoor activities.
Participating parks include ...