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  • A Visit To Ledyard's Land Of Boulders And An Ancient Pine Swamp

    A Visit To Ledyard's Land Of Boulders And An Ancient Pine Swamp
    Maybe it was the type of day – a sultry summer afternoon with the sun peeking around thunderclouds. Or maybe it was because I knew the area's back story – a place that hasn't changed much since colonial times, when the forboding swamp served...
  • Washington's Macricostas Preserve: As Close To Perfection As It Gets

    Washington's Macricostas Preserve: As Close To Perfection As It Gets
    Bee Brook is the perfect name for the waterway that passes through Macricostas Preserve. At first it runs smoothly through a field of tall grass and wildflowers, like a bee quietly collecting pollen from a flower. But once it enters a deep, heavily...
  • A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove

    A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove
    William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
  • The Caves Of Seymour's Little Laurel Lime Park

    The Caves Of Seymour's Little Laurel Lime Park
    Ah, the Connecticut caves. As in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and free checking, I was once a believer in the caves. There was an old cave in the Cobalt section of East Hampton I would visit as a child. An honest-to-goodness dark open maw along 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Ghost Bridges Of Mansfield Hollow

    The Ghost Bridges Of Mansfield Hollow
    It's almost that time of year to gather around the ol' campfire and tell the tale of the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow. What? You've never heard about the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow? How, on nights of the full moon, you can hear them...