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  • Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood

    Traveling to explore Lincoln's Indiana boyhood
    Near twenty years have passed away Since here I bid farewell To woods and fields, and scenes of play, And playmates loved so well…. From "My Childhood Home I See Again," by Abraham Lincoln, 1846 LINCOLN CITY, Ind. — Abe Lincoln...
  • Starving Connecticut's State Parks

    Connecticut's state parks and forests are not only good for the body and the spirit, they help the bottom line. A 2011 study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis found that outdoor activities on state lands support nearly 9,000 jobs in the...
  • Rainbow Springs: No sun needed

    Rainbow Springs: No sun needed
    It wasn't a picture-perfect day for outdoor exploring. In the midst of a recent cold snap, temperatures were in the 40s, the sky was overcast and a drizzling rain soaked the boardwalks at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon. Only a handful of people...
  • Four hikers stranded in Malibu Creek State Park

    Four hikers were stranded between two rain-swollen waterways in Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday night as rescuers attempted to reach them. Because of the stormy weather, a helicopter could not access the area, which is near the 1900 block of Las...
  • Grover Beach mayor embroiled in dust-up over dune vehicles

    Grover Beach mayor embroiled in dust-up over dune vehicles
    GROVER BEACH, Calif. — For a long time, even as hotels rose in nearby towns and posh homes went up along groomed fairways down the road, it seemed that this sleepy town might never move beyond an old real estate slogan: "Home of the average man."...
  • Anza-Borrego Desert is fertile ground for filming

    When the producers of “Last Days in the Desert” needed an environment for their biblical allegory, they knew just where to travel. They headed 31/2 hours southeast of Los Angeles to one of the largest state parks in the country. Spanning 600,...
  • Borrego Springs offers desert daydreams, starry nights

    Borrego Springs offers desert daydreams, starry nights
    Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars...
  • Leaser Lake fishing map is available

    Just in time for the opening of trout season, a fishing map of Leaser Lake that includes lake depth and habitat structure is available at Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation sponsors and LLHF meetings. The double-sided, 24x36 map features a full-color...
  • Surge in shark attacks causes alarm in Hawaii

    Surge in shark attacks causes alarm in Hawaii
    MAKENA STATE PARK, Hawaii — After a record year of attacks across the Hawaii archipelago, sharks were not far from Colin Dececco's mind as the sun went down on the long white strip of sand here on a recent Sunday evening. He and his daughter had...
  • Wildlife in Wekiwa Springs State Park

    Wildlife in Wekiwa Springs State Park
    Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka is a fantastic place to view wildlife. The early bird gets the worm in this situation, since the deer are usually out early in the morning to forage for food. If you arrive at the state park's main gate off Wekiwa...
  • Winterfest 2013: Pomp, circumstance and Capt. Morgan

    Winterfest 2013: Pomp, circumstance and Capt. Morgan
    The Winterfest Boat Parade may be the social event of the season, with restaurants and hotels, caterers and party hosts in a frenzy over last-minute logistics, light stringing and chardonnay buying, as well as the attendant celebrity of the newly named...