| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July.
The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you haven't seen any fall colors in California this season, there's still hope -- but just a little. In Southern California, colors are showy in the tiny community of Valyermo in north L.A. County and along waterways at Mt. Palomar State Park in...
| Nov 25, 2014
What seemed like a long winter in 2014 has suddenly morphed into the outdoors homestretch.
With this being Thanksgiving week, hunters won't have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads while sleeping off the tryptophan-rich turkey that will be...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:19 AM
On Dec. 6, the Seagull Society of the Friends of Birch State Park Inc. will launch the inaugural “Christkindlmarkt” event. Inspired by a holiday craft event in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the fundraiser will take place in the...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Step back in time and celebrate Christmas on the Florida Frontier from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 on the grounds of Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell in Sumter County.
Participants can make and play with homemade toys,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:02 PM
With the waterfalls thundering behind them, the Black Witches of Haddam gathered around the deep cylindrical hole in the rock ledge. One threw a frog's tongue into the seemingly bottomless abyss, while another tossed in the broken quill of a porcupine....
| Nov 28, 2014
The Delaware River Basin Commission, the multi-state compact that oversees water resources in the river's watershed from New York to Delaware, has announced it plans to review the proposed PennEast pipeline.
The decision has encouraged pipeline...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Christmas has historically been an exciting time at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam. It has become tradition to decorate the interior of the 24-room mansion from top to bottom to reflect the holiday spirit. However, this year is a particularly...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
A combination of the almost full moon, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a temporary barrier that was supposed to protect a storm-battered stretch of A1A under construction.
Officials have been watching water levels since October,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Hearst Castle, Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay and more than a dozen other state parks have closed Thursday because of a powerful storm hitting California.
If you're planning to visiting state parks Thursday, Friday and through the weekend,...