| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:57 AM
If you're looking for fun things to do on Monday, Jan. 19, enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park as the U.S. National Parks service waives fees in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day.
There are lots of fun, free, things to do in the 1.5-million-...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Designers aren't just looking to transform the Fox River into a more palatable recreation spot for the people of St. Charles, but are pitching a grander vision to city officials: an international, water-based tourist attraction.
"We're confident the Fox...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:56 AM
NEW HARTFORD — The search for the missing kayaker near West Hill Road has been suspended as of Saturday afternoon due to ice conditions.
State police, firefighters and environmental conservation police searched the area Friday for a 52-year-old...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:58 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The new book by celebrated nature writer Gary Ferguson, "The Carry Home: Lessons From the American Wilderness," is a big-hearted, soul-searching memoir about grief and ritual and identity, about a man looking to nature for answers after the death of his...
| Dec 23, 2014
President Obama's opening to Cuba last week will soon make visiting easier for many more U.S. visitors. But it's far from wide-open tourism. You still have to go through some official red tape.
Before the Castro revolution, Cuba was one of the most...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:08 PM
In some ways, North Haven could be the envy of nearby towns. In the words of Michael Freda, first selectman for the past five years, his town of 24,500 boasts "small town charm; wonderful residential neighborhoods; an excellent school system; plus a...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Standing on a dock at the Harbor Patrol office in Corona del Mar, Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller pointed to a rundown red sailboat that had been abandoned by its owner.
"Let's start the bidding at $20," he announced to a crowd of about 100 people...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:33 PM
WATERFORD — Barry Gorfain, an avid kayaker and hiker, has a vision for Seaside State Park. The Niantic resident would like to see a launching area allowing direct access to Long Island Sound for kayakers and canoeists — a rarity in the state....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday boat parades are right around the corner. 'Tis the season to decorate your boat or plan to watch one of the many boat parades across the country. Let's take a look at the parades for next weekend, and I will...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Rain, wind and rough seas have kept offshore anglers from fishing the past few days, but better conditions are right around the corner.
"We haven't fished at all," said Capt. Skip Dana of the Fish City Pride and Helen S drift boats of Pompano Beach....