| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:05 PM
This is one of the stranger sights you will ever see traveling through the state's inland landscape.
One moment you're walking along a path among towering oaks, past dried-up vernal pools and across a forest floor filled with ferns. And then you pass...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:01 PM
HADDAM — It happens each time I hike on a cloudy day.
I walk through the dark, shadowy forest until I reach the path to an overlook. As I approach the opening in the forest, the clouds part and I hear an angelic chorus as I step out and take in the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Barry Deutsch refers to himself as an "old city guy who fell in love with the outdoors."
These days, with his faithful dog Buddy by his side, the president of the Canton Land Conservation Trust feels more at home in wide open spaces.
I was recently a...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Two Connecticut libraries are seriously considering how to handle visits from furries, the subculture of people who dress in anthropomorphic animal costumes. The Hartford Courant reports that the concern started when a fully costumed furry walked into the...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Ervin M. Milner, who founded Milner Productions in the basement of his Northwest Baltimore home and turned it into one of the nation's largest producers of educational audiovisuals for physicians and hospitals, died Aug. 17 of complications from...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:38 PM
While exploring the Timberland preserve, I stepped into a muddy bank and sank. I heard a few "plops" as the amphibians fled into the water. But then I stared down into a pair of bulging eyes on one of the biggest – and bravest - bullfrogs I had ever...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:34 AM
This Friday, The Devil’s Carnival, the newest project from Darren Lynn Bousma (director of Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV) is coming to Manchester. Described vividly as “Tales from the Crypt meets the anti-Glee”, The Devil’s...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:22 PM
I'm not sure if it was the large rounded rocks along the trail that made me think of a cobblestone road, but as I stood on the abutments of Scripture Bridge and watched the Willimantic River flow past, I kept turning around to see if a carriage or horse-...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:53 PM
It was the strangest trailhead I've seen in my travels across the state: On one side, a dilapidated iron truss bridge with more air than wood for its walkway and on the other side an unwelcoming fence for the Blue Stone Quarry.
But then I saw it. A...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Three teacher friends "passionately fighting off" the three dreaded words – back to school – can't be wrong. Neither can Farmer Ed and Tippi, who have hiked to the summit of West Suffield Mountain and Chimney Point more than 60 times in 2012....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:19 PM
The only trouble with a town's best-kept secret is that no one knows about it. Such is the case with Higganum's Swan Hill.
But that's going to change soon, thanks to the volunteer-run Higganum Vision Group and Haddam Trail Initiative. They're...