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State Parks

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  • A Hike Across The Wilds Of Groton

    A Hike Across The Wilds Of Groton
    The Branford Trail is a 28-mile perimeter trail around the shoreline town connecting town parks and land trust preserves. During my travels across the state, I've never seen it duplicated. And then I traveled to Groton and climbed aboard the Cross Town...
  • Letter: Protect the beach

    I am an Indiana taxpayer and a lifelong resident of Porter County. I have been visiting the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park since I was a toddler. When this project was first announced, and legally advertised, it was proposed as "adaptive reuse" of the...
  • Starved Rock rescues

    Starved Rock rescues
    Many of the assignments we get at the newspaper are to illustrate stories that have already happened. Such was the case Tuesday when I was assigned to meet with Illinois Department of Conservation Police Officer Phil Wire at Starved Rock State Park in...
  • Quickly: 'Keep big business out of the state park'

    Quickly: 'Keep big business out of the state park'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Nobody should have anything to do with big business at Indiana Dunes State Park. If...
  • Trips to CT's state and national parks are money well spent

    Whether taking a "stay-cation" or "day-cation" in Connecticut, the benefits spread beyond the simple enjoyment of the day when families visit state or national parks, which bring in more than a billion dollars to the state annually. National park tourism...
  • Woman Can Sue State Over Peeping Incident At Beach

    Woman Can Sue State Over Peeping Incident At Beach
    An East Hartford couple has received permission to sue the state over an incident where two state employees watched through a hole in a bathroom wall as the woman took a shower at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. In a seven-page ruling issued...
  • Woman hurt after falling near Starved Rock State Park

    Woman hurt after falling near Starved Rock State Park
    A woman was injured Tuesday when she fell while climbing at a park across the river from Starved Rock State Park, but rescuers said she was conscious and talking on the way to the hospital. It was the third time since the end of March that someone has...
  • Falls at Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock underscore danger of off-trail hiking

     Falls at Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock underscore danger of off-trail hiking
    When Illinois Conservation Police Officer Phil Wire arrived Tuesday at a rock quarry at Buffalo Rock State Park, where a 21-year-old woman had fallen, he could tell how far she had climbed by the height of the newly exposed patches of dark sand, not yet...
  • Four parks in Lake County acquire land

    Funding from Indiana's Bicentennial Nature Trust and other sources is making it possible to expand three parks in Lake County and establish another. Deep River County Park in Merrillville added 124 acres to its current holding of more than 1,200 acres....
  • The Great Park Pursuit: Seven Weeks Of Family Adventure

    The Great Park Pursuit: Seven Weeks Of Family Adventure
    After this never-ending winter, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection knows you're ready to get those stir-crazy kids outdoors. So for the 10th year, it is hosting the family friendly Great Park Pursuit: Connecticut State Parks...
  • Around Broadneck: Of fairy shrimp and peepers – the vernal pools of Corcoran Woods

    Around Broadneck: Of fairy shrimp and peepers – the vernal pools of Corcoran Woods
    When Anne Arundel Community College professor Susan Lamont takes a stroll in Corcoran Woods, it is no casual jaunt. The professor, a member of the biology department, pulls on a pair of sterilized, heavy-duty knee-high rubber boots. Accompanied by...