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  • Giant oak is payoff for First Day Hike at Lake Griffin State Park

    Giant oak is payoff for First Day Hike at Lake Griffin State Park
    FRUITLAND PARK — The wonders of nature are abundant in Lake County and include one of the state's largest live oak trees at Lake Griffin State Park. The giant tree, estimated to be almost 500 years old, is the payoff for a guided First Day Hike on...
  • Six State Parks Host 'First Day' Hikes

    Six State Parks Host 'First Day' Hikes
    A half-dozen Connecticut state parks on Thursday are hosting free "first day" guided hikes to usher in the new year. The walks, led by park staff and volunteers, average one to two miles or longer, the state Department of Energy and Environmental...
  • First Day Hikes planned in 50 states on New Year's Day

    First Day Hikes planned in 50 states on New Year's Day
    If one of your New Year's resolutions involves working out and getting outdoors, consider going on a First Day Hike on Jan. 1. The hikes scheduled at state parks in all 50 states are designed to expose more people to these lesser-known gems -- without...
  • Hundreds head to state parks for First Day Hike

    Hundreds head to state parks for First Day Hike
    For Jennie Payne and Joe Napier, it was about starting the new year in a healthy way. Vilar Florido wanted to train for more serious backpacking later. Hiking through the woods at Patapsco Valley State Park on a brisk, sunny first day of 2015, they...
  • Maryland residents give parks thumbs-up

    Maryland residents give parks thumbs-up
    Maryland residents were fans of their state parks this year, and many are interested in visiting one next year, according to a recently released Goucher Poll. In a survey conducted from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and released Dec. 2, state parks received mostly...
  • Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor

    Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor
    The Avenue J Music Festival will once again rock Coconut Grove. This second annual festival, which is an alternative/indie Jewish inspired outdoor concert presented by Chabad of the Grove, takes place on Jan. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Barnacle...
  • Places In Their Hearts

    Weddings are a chance to build a fantasy world. Sure, out here in the real world you might be a lawyer, a teacher, or an accountant, but that doesn't mean you can't be an archaeologist, a sea captain, or a ballroom dancer on your special day. After all,...
  • Boy Scout Leaders' Actions Top Stupid List

    Boy Scout Leaders' Actions Top Stupid List
    Last year, I kept a file of stories about the most stupid events covered by the national media. I'm sharing one with hope it may help prevent a copycat from appearing in 2015. My favorite contagion of stupidity began when some macho Boy Scout leaders...
  • Woman's body found in submerged vehicle near Blue Spring State Park

    Woman's body found in submerged vehicle near Blue Spring State Park
    A Daytona Beach woman found dead in a car submerged near Blue Spring State Park Wednesday had been depressed, police said. Kathy Hilbert, 57, was reported missing on Tuesday. Her 37-year-old son told Daytona Beach Police that his mother, a recovering...
  • Uniworld adds six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015

    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Uniworld has six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015, including an eight-day Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time itinerary that's...
  • Hearst Castle, many California state parks shut because of rainstorms

    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,...