| Apr 28, 2013
| 3:48 AM
The first passenger train rides of the season roll Saturday out of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson.
Why not combine it with a hike or bike ride along the nine-mile, paved North Judson Erie Trail, a former railroad bed that runs between...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:24 PM
If you want to introduce a child to a museum, there is no better day than Saturday - Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live when many museum open their doors for free to those with a downloadable ticket. Nine museums in the Lehigh Valley are...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 3:17 PM
C.J. McCollum was 5-foot-6 and overweight. Not exactly what Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Tom Izzo are looking for in a prospect.
But that's the beauty of sports in general and college basketball in particular. An athlete who doesn't fit the...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:05 PM
I spent much of my youth exploring the wilds of East Hampton's Hurd State Park. I tossed stones down the seemingly bottomless chasm of Split Rock, listening for their landings. We picnicked in a glade above Carlson Pond, scaled White Mountain and walked...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:23 AM
WYMER, W.Va. - The Laurel Fork Wilderness is more than a little out of the way.
The 12,052-acre tract lies 17 miles southeast of Elkins, tucked between long narrow ridges in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains.
The two-tract wilderness is in one of the...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:02 AM
BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A helium shortage is being blamed for deflating plans for an annual balloon release in Saginaw County.
The Junction Valley Railroad usually opens its summer season by releasing 2,000 balloons with the company&...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:32 AM
CASS, W. Va. — The Greenbrier River Trail is a gem.
It stretches 78 miles through a picturesque and surprisingly wild valley, next to a pretty stream, through forests and past open fields in the Allegheny Mountains of east-central West Virginia....
| Jul 5, 2012
While there are some historians who argue we should celebrate Independence Day on July 2, rather than on the fourth, holiday travelers probably give little thought to the issue. "The fourth is the fourth," they'll say, despite the fact that the Second...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Time stands still for no one. Before long, we'll be shopping for fall fashions and school supplies. But there's time for a late-summer escape. We've come up with four destinations that, while you might never have heard of them, are engaging and...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:40 AM
CASS, W.Va. — The Cass Scenic Railroad is a hard-working, up-the-mountain tourist rail line.
It's a slow 7 miles per hour on the steam-powered trains up Cheat Mountain to Whittaker Station and upward to Bald Knob on Back Allegheny Mountain.
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:12 PM
According to James Cagney's portrayal of George M. Cohan, the premier entertainer in all of American history, it took only 45 minutes by train to get from New York City's Broadway to New Rochelle, N.Y., in posh Westchester County.
Shortly after the movie...