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  • In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead

    In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead
    It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
  • A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail

    A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail
    Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail. And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...
  • A Visit To A Not-So-Bald Mountain In Somers

    A Visit To A Not-So-Bald Mountain In Somers
    Since my wife and I had children, we are never on time for anything. You name it -- dinners, movies, plays, band performances, baseball and soccer games – and we are late for it. But during my annual fall trek to find the best places for leaf...
  • Bluff Point Offers A Bit Of Cape Cod In Connecticut

    Bluff Point Offers A Bit Of Cape Cod In Connecticut
    I once believed that the best view of Connecticut's beaches was from the rearview mirror on the way to Cape Cod. That's not meant to be an insult (my wife calls me a Cape Cod snob), I just enjoy pristine ocean beaches with only sand dunes in the...
  • History Of Haley Farm State Park In Groton Stretches Back to 1648

    History Of Haley Farm State Park In Groton Stretches Back to 1648
    Back in 1961, a developer wanted to turn an ancient shoreline farm into a housing development with 425 duplex units for the Coast Guard, which was stationed at Avery Point in Groton. Residents banded together, fought the proposal and raised money to...
  • Plenty To See In Winter Along Branford Trail

    Waves whipped up by frigid north winds crashed over some of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago of pink granite islands in Long Island Sound. Pitch pines and cedar trees swayed on top of a rocky outcropping. A lonely swing hanging from an oak tree waited...
  • Tall Pines And Spruces: 100-Year-Old Grove Is Like A Glimpse Into Past

    With the spillway of the Portland Reservoir rumbling in the background, Meshomasic State Forest expert John LeShane began talking about the history of a nearby patch of century-old Eastern white pines and Norway spruces, when he suddenly stopped. "Why...
  • Nature: East Lyme Preserve Features Pink Granite Quarry, Gorgeous Overlooks

    There are several translations for the Native American Iroquois word "Oswegatchie." Some define it as "black water" or "black river," while others say it means "at the outlet." But the translation that works the best for the 400-acre nature preserve...
  • In Bristol, A Place Where Time Stands Still

    Bristol, I owe you an apology. I knew you were home to ESPN, Lake Compounce and Little League championships, and at one time you were the capital of the clock-making world. But I didn't know you were also a place where a visitor can be totally...
  • Use Caution On Trails And In Parks This Weekend

    Whenever I am out in the woods, I always think I'm going to become one of those victims of fate or Murphy's Law. There is a tree leaning over the trail up ahead, so when I walk under it, the tree will fall on my head. Or the rickety, old trail bridge...
  • Charter Oak Greenway Extension Lives Up To Potential

     Charter Oak Greenway Extension Lives Up To Potential
    While walking the most recent extension of the Charter Oak Greenway in Manchester, I didn't really see the clear Birch Mountain Brook as it tumbled through a ravine filled with hemlocks. I didn't look at the couple enjoying lunch on a picnic table near...